Sunday, July 26, 2009
Another Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth
I've always been bothered that the starting and finishing didn't look the same, so have played around with it many times. Still not perfectly alike top and bottom, but as close as I have come.
Rows 4 and 5 edited 7/26/09 21:31 PDT
Materials: Sugar and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
Cast on 4 stitches.
Rows 1-2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 42 stitches on the needle.
Row 4: Knit 2, turn, knit 2, turn, knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row. (41 st)
Row 5: Knit 2, turn, knit 2, turn, knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row. (40 st)
Row 6: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Row 6 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
Row 7: Knit 4.
I love the pretty patterns of dishcloths and have made a few...but I have never really figured out their function....WHen I use them to actually clean a dish.. it ends up looking and feeling yukky after not much time..am I misusing it ? or doing something wrong ? I know they are fast pretty projects...but what does one do with all of them ?
thanks . I really look forward to hearing from y'all ! Jane ( in Texas )
When I wash my kitchen things I wash them in hot water with detergent and bleach added. Yes they do fade, so I usually make mine white.
I thing this is my favorite pattern.
As for the "yucky" comments, be sure to use 100% cotton. When you wash, don't use fabric softener. Those two things might be why they're going "yucky".
I do not use them for dishwashing---they make wonderful wash clothes. love them for the face.