Victoriana Quilt Design Readers! My name is Kayla K,
of Kayla K's Thrifty Ways. I blog about all things crafty
and thrifty, including free knit patterns! I love dishcloths
as the ultimate take-along project - or a great way
I have been
very busy in the last weeks as I begin my first year
as a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. I love to
have a simple, repetitive dishcloth to work on so I
can relieve some stress after a busy day.
are great both for take-along and "mindless"
knitting. After you memorize the first few rows you
no longer need to carry a pattern.
a favorite dishcloth pattern of mine. It is an intricate
design that is deceptively simple - there are no ends
to weave in!
This dishcloth looks deceivingly difficult, but garter
stitching and slipped stitches keep it simple. The stitch
pattern is easy to memorize but keeps you interested.
need cotton yarn in two contrasting colors. I used Size
8 needles for a gauge of approximately 4 stitches/inch.
The finished size is a generous 10½" square.
To Begin, cast on 51 stitches with white. Knit 1 row.
Do not tie off.
1: Attach Red. K 1, *sl 1, K 11* across to last 2 sts;
sl 1, K1.
2 and all alternating rows: Use the same color from
previous row to knit all knit stitches and slip all
slipped stitches with the yarn in front.
3: Using white, K 4, *(sl 1, K 1) 3 times, sl 1, K 5*
across to last 11 stitches, *sl 1, K 1* three times,
sl 1, K 4.
5: Using red, K 3, *sl 1, K 7, sl 1, K 3* to end.
7: Using white, K 2, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1* to last
stitch, K last stitch.
9: Using red, K 5, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 7* across to
the last 10 stitches, sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 5.
11: Using white, K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 5, (sl 1,
K 1) twice* across to the last stitch, K last stitch.
13: With red, K 7, *sl 1, K 11* across to last 8 stitches,
sl 1, K 7.
15: As for 11
17: As for 9
19: As for 7
21: As for 5
23: As for 3
these 24 rows 3 times more.
Row 1 once more.
2 rows in white. Bind off in knit.
the colorwork, this dishcloth keeps a cute rear view.
find more of my free patterns including hats, dishcloths,
and more here!
K's Thrifty Ways
Kayla for such a great project to take-along...and practical
to visit Kayla's site here.