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The Knitch and a Free Dishcloth Pattern

May 1, 2011

Last Thursday couldn’t come quick enough. Every other Thursday is when our knitting club meets , and this week it was at my house!

There was yarn. There was show and tell. There were babies ( OK, just one baby). There was wine!  During show and tell, Emily whipped out her optimistic mitts! I was so excited to see a finished pair. Her sister Abby was starting a pair too! My cup runneth over friends!

Check out Emily’s adorable tea cozy she made! No one likes cold tea! Ok, well some people like iced tea. I guess what I meant to say was, no one like unintentionally lukewarm tea. Even if you could care less about the temperature of your tea, you have to admit this little teapot looks quite dashing in it’s little turtleneck, no?


I showed the girls a couple little dishcloths I had made, and they insisted I put up the pattern. Sometimes I feel silly even bothering to put up such a simple pattern, but they made a good point that it is nice to just pick up your needles and knit something, and not wonder how many stitches to cast on and what pattern to use.The girls also brought up the point that a lot of dishcloth patterns are a little too ” granny” looking. I think this pattern is much more modern. A stack of these would make a great gift for newlyweds, or someone moving into their first place.

My favorite feature is the little nubby seed stitch bumps for extra scrubbing power!  Here it is!

Devin’s Dishcloth

size 7 straight or circular needles

worsted weight cotton ( I used Lion Brand Cotton Evergreen and Seaspray)

cast on 40 stitches on size 7 needles

rows 1-10; knit all stitches

row 11 :k5, *p1,k1* until 5 stitches remain, k last 5 stitches

row 12: k5. *k1,p1* until 5 stiches remain, k last 5 stitches

repeat rows 11 &12  28 more times

knit all stitches of last 10 rows

bind off loosely

Now go clean something!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2011 12:22 am

    I’m so glad ‘the girls’ convinced you to share your pattern. I’m in the mood to knit some dishcloths, went to Ravelry’s pattern page, and there were your dishcloths, looking quite ‘modern’, just as you said. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Inga permalink
      May 2, 2011 12:40 am

      What Renna said! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  2. Delores permalink
    May 2, 2011 7:14 am

    Just last night I was thinking of doing this! But I just didn’t want to deal with the pathetically easy math because I was feeling pathetically lazy. So thanks for doing this!

  3. May 2, 2011 7:27 am

    I am sooo jealous of your knitting club! What a wonderful time!

    I love the dishcloth pattern. The simplicity of it helps me understand how knitting is actually constructed. I am pretty good at just doing a pattern by following exactly what it tells me to do, but I never really slow down to think about why I am doing it. Thanks!

    • May 2, 2011 6:26 pm

      The knitting club IS pretty awesome, you should start one up!
      I hope the dishcloth turns out well!

  4. June 17, 2011 9:58 pm

    Great dishcloths! just found your pattern on Ravelry and am working one now 🙂 i wanted to take a break from crocheting my granny square blanket and do some mindless knitting, so this is a perfect little pattern for that 🙂


  5. Delores permalink
    June 30, 2011 10:41 am

    I think this has become my favorite dishcloth patter!

  6. February 1, 2012 1:33 am

    Love the contemporary ans sophisticated pattern! I’ve always loved moss stitch.
    The nubbies are great for wiping away grime. I’ve made six and can’t stop! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Formakingssake!

    Sue oxo

  7. June 27, 2018 12:11 am

    This is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise information? Thank you for sharing this one. A must read post!


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