dish/wash cloths, Knitting, Patterns

Garter Houndstooth Washcloth

Hand knitted dishcloths and washcloths make lovely practical handmade gifts. They will give years of practical service. Washable, reusable and a joy to use. The garter stitch houndstooth pattern is deceptively simple to knit, The garter ridges add a little scrub power to the cloth. Knit in a lovely soft 8ply Heirloom cotton for a washcloth or in 10ply Finch cotton for a dishcloth.

Washcloth 8ply

Materials : 8 ply Heirloom cotton in two colours

Needles: 4mm

Size: 18cm (7 in)

Abbreviations:

st/s – stitches; k – knit; sl – slip

Pattern

Cast on 45 st

Colour A

Row 1:  (k2, sl1 purl wise) repeat to end

Row 2: knit

Colour B

Row 3: (sl1 purlwise, k2) repeat to end

Row 4: knit

Repeat above 4 rows 17 times more. ( or as desired)

Break yarns, finish and sew in ends.

 

Dishcloth 10ply

Materials : 10ply Finch cotton in two contrasting colours

Needles: 5.5mm

Size: 20cm (8 in)

Abbreviations:

st/s – stitches, k – knit, sl – slip

Pattern

Cast on 36 st

Colour A

Row 1:  (k2, sl1 purl wise) repeat to end

Row 2: knit

Colour B

Row 3: (sl1 purlwise, k2) repeat to end

Row 4: knit

Repeat above 4 rows 12 times more. ( or as desired)

Break yarns, finish and sew in ends.

 

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