Winchester Washclothes by Patricia Schönhold
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Winchester Washclothes

Knitting
November 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
66 - 93 yards (60 - 85 m)
This pattern is available for free: winchester-washclothes.pdf

UPDATE: The pattern stated to knit into the purls and purl into the knits of the preceding row - this is technically true, but of course, you want stockinette stitch. The updated PDF now reads, as it should, work stitches as they appear in the preceding row, i.e. knit the knits and purl the purls. Thank you for your kind attention.

Also, because apparently I can’t count, you should CO 44 sts for the big washcloths.


When my roommate and I started calling each other BITCH and JERK with just as much affection as Sam and Dean Winchester do, I figured it was time for matching washclothes: The Winchester Washclothes aka Not Your Standard Salt-N-Burn were born.

The cotton and the knit/purl pattern get rid of whatever dirt you’ve rolled in, and not only are these darlings easier on the skin than a salt-and-burn, they also require less digging.

The PDF includes instructions for three different washclothes: Two big ones, which say BITCH and JERK, respectively; and to make the most of the yarn, a mini-washcloth to say GOD. Because John Winchester is clearly that.