Candy Striper Cloth by Katherine Vaughan
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Candy Striper Cloth

February 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
7in (18.5cm) square
This pattern is available for free.

The idea behind this cloth was to create something solid but with some texture - that old scrubby vs. rinsy thing - and that reminded me of the old candy striper uniforms in hospitals.

The stitch pattern is somewhat similar to that of the Eyelets & Ridges Cloth - but in this case the increases after the K2tog ridges are made by knitting into the front & back of the stitch rather than lifting the bar to make a hole. It results in a much firmer cloth, particularly well suited to dishes.

This cloth would also look fabulous with three, four, or even more different colors. The one shown used about 1/3rd of a skein each of the pink and white Lily Sugar N Cream. What a great stashbuster!