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Topic: Best Washcloth Pattern in the World (I might be biased)  (Read 7007 times)
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« on: September 15, 2004 11:18:34 AM »

I've been making washcloths in sport wieght microfiber to be part of luxury pampering sets for friends' Christmas presents, and I thought I'd share the pattern with all you guys.  They can be made as face cloths in pretty sport weight yarns, or they make great dish cloths in worsted weight cotton.  Everyone I know loves these best for doing dishes.  They're also the way I learned to knit, so I might be a bit biased, but I think they're awesome.  I don't think the pattern is copyrighted, because I've never seen it written down, this is just how everyone I know makes dish cloths.  Anyway, that was long winded, here's the pattern.   Smiley

-Cast on three stitches.
-Knit two, yarn over, knit the rest of the row. 
-Do that for every row until you think its as big as you'd like it.  I usually go with about 50 stitches with sport weight yarn and number 6 needles.
-Knit two, yarn over, knit two together, knit two together, knit the rest of the row.
-Do that until you've got three stitches left.
-Bind off.

There you go folks, the best wash cloth pattern ever.*


*Please no nasty posts about wash cloth superiority.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2004 12:37:23 PM »

I'm also using this as a pattern for an afgan that I'm currently working on Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2004 12:43:24 PM »

I used this pattern for my very first knit washcloth ever. Actually, it might even have been my first knitted thing ever, but I can't remember. I'm biased, too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004 09:41:11 AM »

lol, I guess it didn't really need posting then.  I must be one of those thing every knitter passes on when they teach a new knitter.

Luveday, a whole afghan with this pattern?  That's so cool.  I hope you'll post a picture when you're done.  What yarn are you using?  Are you putting in any patterning?  I'm very intrigued.
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004 09:53:45 AM »

OK, I'm a beginning knitter so maybe I read the instructions wrong, but wouldn't that make a diamond shape? I though wash cloths were square.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004 11:03:50 AM »

ninja, if you rotate the diamond you get a square. because of the proportions of the increases, the corners are approximately right-angled.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005 08:52:19 PM »

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitting2.html

it's written down there which is where I first read about it but yea I'm also doing a baby blanket in that same pattern that was posted on Lion brand's website
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 09:58:29 PM »

For some reason I can't get the last few rows to look right so I improvise -- when I get it to 5 stitches left on the needle, I make an i-cord long enough to make a loop to hang it in the shower or wherever, then I knit the end of the i-cord back into the washcloth (to make it stronger) and then bind off.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 10:28:12 PM »

*hehe* I use this for every afghan I make too.

I also made a shawl for my grandmom by making it a biggggg triangle and binding off.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008 08:56:45 AM »

This is how I also started off knitting. Whenever I need (or want) a mindless project to do while watching a movie/tv this is always a winner. And useful!
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