Grandmother's Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth by Gina Lynette

Grandmother's Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth

June 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
55 - 880 yards (50 - 805 m)
8" sq with options for any size you like from tiny to blanket
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is my variation of a very old pattern.

I like a slip-stitch edge. So I sussed out a pattern with one.

The nice thing about this pattern is that you only have to pay attention for about the first 4 or 5 stitches of each row. Then you can daydream, watch TV, read a book, or chat with a friend.

The other lovely feature of this pattern is that you can make it whatever size you want. I include recipe information for making a smaller wipe, a dishcloth, and a baby blanket, but you can make it any size you like.

Do you want a small 5” square? Stop at 35 stitches and call it a wipe.

Want a baby blanket? Just keep knitting until you have 200 stitches on the needles and call it a baby blanket.

Want a king-sized afghan? Get a really long cable and just keep knitting! (Depending on your gauge -- which will matter on a king-sized project -- you might need 600-700 stitches on the needles!)

The pattern works nicely with a variety of weights and types of yarn. You can also use up a specific amount of yarn.

Please feel free to use the needles and yarn that give you the drape and final product you like.

The design uses knit, slip, kfb, k2tog, and yo stitches.