Ant Egg Dishcloth by Gretchen Hines-Ward

Ant Egg Dishcloth

Knitting
May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Ant Egg Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
219 yards (200 m)
One Size
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I have always enjoyed making dishcloths as big “swatches” to play with stitch patterns, but I have never liked the traditional cotton yarn that mildews and smells and never dries out. As part of my work on my series of articles, “Yarn 101,” I thought it would be appropriate to try some dishcloths in hemp. I am a convert! Even my husband loves them. They dry quickly and scrub dishes surprisingly well, and our prototype has not developed an odor. They would also be very effective for exfoliating! However, this could easily be worked in cotton dishcloth yarn as well.