Monday, January 16, 2012

LOVE Dishcloth

Another Valentine's Day inspired cloth!  This one would be perfect for gifting.  Mine is going to my daughter's daycare teacher!  =)  Happy knitting, everyone!

LOVE Dishcloth

1 Skein Lily Sugar n Cream yarn
US #3/3.25mm needles
Yarn needle

(Finished size approximately 8" x 6")


Cast on 43 sts

Row 1 (and all odd rows): K
Row 2: K
Row 4: K
Row 6: K
Row 8: K9, P25, K9

Row 10: K8, P27, K8
Row 12: K7, P29, K7
Row 14: K6, P31, K6
Row 16: K5, P33, K5
Row 18: K4, P35, K4

Row 20: K3, P3, K6, P4, K1, P8, K3, P3, K6, P3, K3
Row 22: K3, P3, K6, P3, K3, P7, K3, P3, K6, P3, K3
Row 24: K3, P3, K2, P6, K5, P5, K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P7, K3
Row 26: K3, P3, K2, P5, K7, P4, K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P7, K3
Row 28: K3, P3, K2, P4, K9, P2, K2, P3, K2, P1, K4, P5, K3

Row 30: K3, P3, K2, P3, K11, P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K4, P5, K3
Row 32: K3, P3, K2, P3, K11, P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K2, P7, K3
Row 34: K3, P3, K2, P3, K11, P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K2, P7, K3
Row 36: K3, P3, K2, P4, K4, P1, K4, P2, K2, P3, K2, P1, K6, P3, K3
Row 38: K3, P3, K2, P5, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2, P3, K2, P1, K6, P3, K3

Row 40: K4, P35, K4
Row 42: K5, P33, K5
Row 44: K6, P31, K6
Row 46: K7, P29, K7
Row 48: K8, P27, K8

Row 50: K9, P25, K9
Row 52: K
Row 54: K
Row 56: K
Row 58: Bind off

Weave in ends and block, pushing down on  the stockinette stitches so the purl stitches "pop".


  1. Very nice work. How do you your PURL rows so defined?
    Thank you

    1. Thank you! I just posted this comment on the 2012 cloth as well! =) Using the smaller needle size (US#3) makes a huge difference. It makes a thicker (and more absorbant) fabric and will really define your stitches. Try to keep your tension the same as you switch between knit stitches to purl stitches and vice versa. I'll also be posting about the blocking process later this week, and that makes a big difference too!

    2. So using a smaller needle for this pattern is better than using smaller, right?

    3. I mean using smaller is better than using bigger, sorry.

    4. I think my wording might have come out wonky, so I'll try again! =)

      Worsted yarn usually calls for a US 5-7 needle size. If you use a smaller needle, like US 2-4, you will get better definition.

  2. Odd rows, K only? Or is it K the knits and P the purls?

    1. Hey there! Odd rows are K all stitches. Have fun!

  3. Am a wife/mother/grandmother who likes to knit in cotton yarns. like your work on the dishcloths, and will make some for some loveones.

  4. Lovely! I'm making a meditation blanket for my husband from dishcloth patterns and this square will be just perfect - thanks!

  5. Have you a crochet version?

    1. I'm sorry, I don't. But if you're looking for really cute crochet hot pads/dishcloths, head over to She has wonderful designs! I actually taught myself how to crochet (basic stitches) so I could make some of her patterns.

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