Hive Mind Cloth by Nicole Bottles

Hive Mind Cloth

July 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
65 - 75 yards (59 - 69 m)
1 size, can be made in any gauge to change size of cloth
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Bee adventurous, and spice up your cloths with a bit of texture!

Sometimes a yarn speaks sweetly and tells you exactly what it wants to be, and that’s exactly what this sunny skein did for me! It leapt off the shelf and into my project bag before I knew what was happening. A simple cloth with a honeycomb motif, created from slipped stitches, creates a great texture for scrubbing…and did I mention it’s adorbs?! I love this for face cloths OR dish washing. The stitch repeat is incredible easy to memorize (hello repeated rows!), and will zip by in no time.

I never went through a “dish cloth” phase, and so I’m making up for it now. I’m hooked. A great way to test out new stitch patterns, learn new techniques (like working slipped stitches and under loose stitches) and get a practical little swatch while you’re at it.

If you have knit and purl down, but are curious how else you can remix these stitches, this pattern is for you!


1 ball Nako Fiore 164 yards (150 meters), 50 grams (1.75 ounces) or 20 grams (.07 oz) sport weight plant-fiber yarn

1 pair of US 4 - 3.5 mm

bodkin, 2 stitch markers, 20 t-pins for blocking (optional)

No gauge. Bee free! (Okay, but if you’re super attached to gauge, 21 stitches, 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm)

Level - Adventurous Beginners, you’ll learn how to slip stitches, and knit under the loose stitch (there are tutorials included to clarify how these stitches are worked!)

RS = Right Side, WS = Wrong Side