Friday, April 20, 2018

Mary's Simple, but Pretty, Dish Cloth

Ever since I finally learned how to knit, I've been trying to reverse-engineer this dish cloth my Mother-in-law used to make.  She couldn't remember how she did it.  After having tried a few things, and knitting one while my Mother-in-law watched me, I've got.  So, here it is.

Mary's Simple, but Pretty, Dish Cloth

You will need

  • Worsted Weight cotton yarn
  • US size 10(6mm) straight needles.
  • A needle for weaving in ends
  • Optional, a crochet hook of same size to your straight needles for the hanging loop

Cast on 31 with whatever cast on you like

Rows 1-4) Knit
Row 5) Knit 2, *YO, K2tog* repeat from * - * across to the last stitch, Knit 1
Row 6) Knit across
Row 7) Knit 2, YO, K2tog, knit to the last 3 stitches, YO, K2tog, knit 1
Row 8) Knit across

Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until the dish cloth measures 7 inches from the cast on edge, ending on a Row 8.

Repeat Row 5

Knit for 4 rows

Bind off, weave in ends.

For a hanging loop, after you've bound off, but before you break your yarn, take your knitting needle out of the stitch, and slip your crochet hook in.  Chain 10, slip stitch back in to the dish cloth at or near where your chain started.  Weave in your ends as you normally would.

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