My washcloth stores had gotten rather low, so I’ve been knitting up some replacements. As my husband says, the knitted ones just work better. The machined washcloths are making their way into the rag bucket as the knitted ones come off my needles. It’s interesting- the knitted ones are far more durable and do not seem to wear out so quickly or get as stained. The pattern I am using is an old, old one. Our grandmas probably used the same one. After many fellow Yarn Along friends recommended that I might like Elizabeth Goudge, I finally found her at the library. I made the mistake of starting the first story while in the doctors’ office yesterday with one of my children- the time I had to read was much too short! That’s the first time I’ve bemoaned that we didn’t have to wait very long. Ha!

Washcloth Pattern

Cast on four stitches.

On the next row, knit two stitches, yarn over, knit to the end of row.

Continue each row until forty-four stitches are on the needle.

In the next row, knit one, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of row.

Continue until four stitches are left on the needle, cast off.

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  • December 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I have manny a washcloth by that pattern. I have some my SIL knit in bulky weight wool and they make the BEST hot pads and trivets for foods straight from the oven. I am never without them. 🙂

  • December 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I love my knitted dishcloths and I totally agree, they work so much better than anything else! That’s a project for me once my knitted Christmas gifts are finished!


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