I'm in a simple knitting phase again. I introduced my version of this popular dishcloth pattern it to some of my knitting students. Susan made 3 in a week. I made 4 this past week.
• 2 oz. ball of worsted weight cotton yarn
(2 balls of variegated Sugar-n-Cream or
Peaches-n-Crème will make 3 dishcloths)
• Size 8 (5.0 mm) knitting needles
(or size needed to obtain gauge)
• Gauge 9 sts=2" (5 cm)
Finished size is approximately 8 x 8 inches
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: K3.
Row 2: K1, Kf&b, K1 (4 sts).
Row 3: K2, Kf&b, K1 (5 sts).
Row 4: K2, Kf&b, K2 (6 sts).
Row 5: K3, YO, K to end of row
Repeat last row until you have 50 sts.
Decrease row: K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end of row.
Repeat decrease row until 6 sts remain.
Next row: K2, K2tog, K2 (5 sts).
Next row: K2, K2tog, K1 (4 sts).
Next row: K1, K2tog, K1 (3 sts).
Bind off row: Slip 1 st from left needle to right, K2tog, bind off slipped st, then pull yarn through last st to fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Kf&b: (Knit front & back) Increase a stitch by knitting the next stitch, but do not remove the stitch from the left needle. Place the right needle into the back of the same stitch and knit again. Slip stitch off left needle.
YO: (Yarn over) Increase a stitch and create an eyelet by bringing yarn to the front, and then wrap the yarn over the top of the right needle from front to back.
K2tog: (Knit 2 together) Decrease a stitch by putting tip of right needle through next 2 stitches on left needle, and knit these 2 stitches as one stitch.