Toad Washcloth by Carolyn Lisle

Toad Washcloth

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July 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
71 - 82 yards (65 - 75 m)
one size
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It’s hard to resist the lovable helplessness of Toad. Even though he usually needs Mario to save him, and despite his squeaky voice, he has a certain charm.

This pattern includes a chart for the stitches as well as alternative written-out instructions. I made the test cloth black because I had black cotton yarn I needed to use up, but bright colours would certainly be appropriate for such a cheerful guy! It’s a more complex pattern than most textured washcloths, but still very quick and easy to knit.

All the Nintendo-themed washcloths are designed to be exactly the same size (25 x 25 cm/10 x 10 inches), so they can also be used as afghan squares and they should all line up nicely with one another. The charts included can be used as double-knitting templates as well by treating RS knit stitches as colour A and RS purl stitches as colour B, excluding the garter stitch edge. Note that for double-knitting you will need twice as much yarn (70-80 yards of each colour) because you are basically knitting two squares at once.