Soothesayer Cloth by Nicole Bottles

Soothesayer Cloth

September 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in No set gauge
US 3 - 3.25 mm
40 - 50 yards (37 - 46 m)
1 size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Designed to soothe any worries you have about working with wild coloured yarns.

Okay but like, have you ever looked at a skein of wildly coloured yarn and thought, “Pretty, but how would that even work?”. This pattern is for THAT skein. I’ve knit this up in a rainbow yarn, a proof-of-concept that even wild yarns can be tamed in a cloth. Make self-care a little more luxurious with this scrubby cloth!

This Soothesayer Motif is super simple (just a 4 stitch repeat!), yet the results are interesting and create a texture great for scrubbing and cleansing.

So many knitters go through a ‘dish cloth’ phase, and I was never one of them…so now I’m making up for lost time! 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 the knitting and purling stitches down, but are curious how else you can remix them, this pattern is for you!


1 ball Debbie Bliss Eco Baby or Eco Baby Print 136 yards (125 meters), 50 grams (1.75 ounces) or 20 grams (.07 oz) sport weight plant-fiber yarn

1 pair of US 3 - 3.25 mm

bodkin, t-pins for blocking (optional)

Level 1 - Beginner

No gauge. Bee free!

RS = Right Side, WS = Wrong Side