1-Hour Kitchen Soap Mat by Cheerfully Planted Designs

1-Hour Kitchen Soap Mat

June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
40 - 80 yards (37 - 73 m)
one size
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I had been using store-bought dish cloths folded in half in two places in my kitchen when it dawned on me: I’m a knitter and could totally make something better! I whipped two of these up in an evening, and now my kitchen looks more tidy and put together! I used one by my kitchen sink to set my drain plug, hand soap, and dish soap on, and the other I used by my stove for my salt shaker, pepper grinder, and favorite seasoning. I could also see this being really useful in the bathroom to catch jewelry and watches, as a place to set makeup brushes, or a nice spot for a beard trimmer.

This little half dishcloth is as simple as it gets, and knits up mighty quick. A perfect beginner pattern with a long tail cast on, and garter stitch. Any cotton yarn will do, but my favorite is KnitPick’s Dishie because they have so many color choices. I made mine in Honeydew, which is a lovely light pastel green.