Really, I just like trying out stitches. Haven't yet found the patience for a big project. So this guy is cotton and a little more elaborate than many of the knitted cloths out there, but has a really neat texture. I CO 43 stitches and used US size 8 needles.
This combo of slipping stitches and bringing the yarn forward or back comes from my beloved Reader's Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting & Crochet Stitches, p.72, "Speckle Rib I."
The edging is a k1, p1 seed-stitch, but the knits are done into the backs of the loops. That makes the stitches twisted, and therefore a bit tighter.
And here's the back. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice ridges that showed up.
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