Sunday, September 21, 2008

No! The scrubbie things will hurt me!

Alright, I promised you all a simple pattern, so here ya go! Make a dishcloth. They're super fast! You can even be cool like me and use Halloween colors. It gets it's name because it looks like garter stitch but you're knitting and purling. Sound confusing? Try it! It's easy. :) If you have any questions, please ask! See it on ravelry!

Not Garter Stitch Garter Stitch dishcloth

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn in two different colors. I used peaches n' creme because it's cheap.
  • Size 8 (or 7) CIRCULAR needle. It has to be a circular for this to work. The length doesn't really matter.
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: Not important; you can adjust it to suit your needs.


Cast on 25 (or however many you want for an appropriate dishcloth) stitches in MC.

Switch to CC but do not cut MC; k 1 row.

Now, slide the whole project to the other end of the circular needle and switch to MC; you must slide the stitches down because that's where the MC working yarn is.

P1 row in MC.
P1 row in CC.

**Slide the stitches to the other end of the circular;

K1 row in MC.
K1 row in CC.

Slide stitches down;

P1 row in MC.
P1 row in CC.

Repeat from ** until it's as long as you want it to be.

Slide the stitches down; BO all sts in MC.

Weave in ends and go wash some dishes. Someone wise once said, "Until you wash something with it, it's just a swatch."

And hey, now you have a reason to wash the dishes!

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