Pebble Dishcloths by Purl Soho

Pebble Dishcloths

May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
147 yards (134 m)
10 inches wide x 15 inches long
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Lantern, 61% cotton and 39% linen. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 147 yards required. (NOTE: We no longer offer Lantern, but choose from one of our other worsted weight yarns.)
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) circular or straight needles
  • If using straight needles: Two US 5 double pointed needles for I-Cord

We knit up five palettes…

  • Oyster Shell: Gray Ember, Nickel Gray, Platinum Gray, Lavender Frost, White Smoke
  • Honeysuckle: Beech Leaf, Moth Wing, Peach Cream, Pink Salt, Dogwood Pink
  • Sumac: Beet Red, Horse Chestnut, Pigment Red, Cinnabar Red, Orange Poppy
  • Aubergine: Black Feather, Blue Black, Blue Violet, Purple Heliotrope, French Purple
  • Coast: Bluegrass Blue, Frost Blue, Copse Green, Shibori Blue, Dew Blue

19 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Finished Dimensions: 10 inches wide x 15 inches long

If you are using Purl Soho’s Lantern (or any other yarn whose color or texture is supposed to appear irregular and random when it’s knit), alternate skeins every one or two rows or rounds. For tips on alternating skeins, check out our Working With Irregular + Hand Dyed Yarns: Avoiding Pooling tutorial here.