Friday, June 7, 2013
Washcloth Knitting Pattern
I know that hand-knitting my own washcloths might make me old school, but I have a confession to make: loofas gross me out. Have you ever thought about how many germs are probably growing inside those puffy things? They never fully dry. Eew. Anyway, that's why I decided to knit myself a bright and happy set of washcloths that I can throw in the laundry any time I want.
Want to knit them too? The pattern I made up is super easy. I used double seed stitch with a garter stitch border, so as long as you know how to knit and purl you can totally make these.
US Size 7 knitting needles
Worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn in pink, yellow, and white)
Cast on 35 stitches
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5: Knit 3, purl 1, (knit 1, purl 1) repeat until there are 3 stitches left, knit 3
Row 6: Repeat row 5
Row 7: Knit 3, knit 1, (purl 1, knit 1) repeat until there are 3 stitches left, knit 3
Row 8: Repeat row 7
Repeat rows 5-8 nine more times, until you have 44 rows or 7.75 inches
Rows 45-48: Knit
If you make these washcloths too, I'd love to see a picture of yours!