How cool is this?

emeraldboy's picture

Thank you Bill for tuning me into this site!

I finished my first simple cotton washcloth after who knows how many scarves... Hoping to create a pattern to make a bunch of so I can replace my current tattered ones.

This one I learned from a lady at a yarn shop. Jotted it down on an envelope and tried to make it work... not perfect on my first attempt but I like it.

Basic wash/dish-cloth on the bias:
* Cast-on 4, knit 2-3 rows
* At 4th row, K3, YO, K1
* Continue doing YO at second to last stitch until you get to 39 stitches.
* K2, K2 together, YO, K2 together, K to end
* At 4 stitches remaining, cast off

And yes, the lace-ish border is different on half.

-- EDIT --
I forgot to mention: US 10.5 with "Peaches & Creme" 4-ply cotton was recommended though I did mine on US 6 needles


I've been knitting a long

I've been knitting a long time, but washcloths are something I've never done. Who would have thought that they would be made from corner to corner? It's certainly a good way to ensure that they end up more or less square.

MMario's picture

cotton washclothes are

cotton washclothes are great! My mother knits them primarily to keep the joints in her hands "loose" - but she can't make enough to keep all of us supplied!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

Bill's picture

Glad to see you here,

Glad to see you here, Thomas!