Traditional Dishcloth by Staci Perry

Traditional Dishcloth

June 2011
any worsted cotton
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
60 - 70 yards (55 - 64 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I am offering this tutorial (pattern + instructional videos) for FREE! This is a traditional pattern, not my own design, that has been used for generations. I am presenting this for beginning knitters who would like to learn this technique, and to give a free sample of my video tutorials.

For knitters, knitting a dishcloth is similar to a chef cooking a perfect egg. It is a chance to really focus on basic skills and do them well. In knitting, that means beautiful stitches, even edge tension, and tidy finishing work.

UPDATE - this pattern now includes instructions for making rectangular dishcloths, any size.

I have dozens more video tutorials, including Learn to Knit Socks, Learn to Knit Lace, and Learn to Knit a Raglan Sweater. They are available on my website.