Spick and Span Wash Cloths by Fiona Oliver

Spick and Span Wash Cloths

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
3.25 mm (D)
219 - 437 yards (200 - 400 m)
Finished dimensions are 23 cm x 23 cm/9 ins x 9 ins
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About this design
Whether you are pampering yourself in a bubble bath, cleaning up muddy little hands or washing up a stack of dishes, a sturdy hand knit wash cloth is hard to beat for a good scrubbing. The Spick and Span Wash Cloths are tough enough to tackle even the grubbiest pile of dishes but at the same time, gentle on the skin because they are made with 100% cotton. The nubby slip stitch patterns provide texture on one side of the wash cloth for exfoliation or for a particularly stubborn mark on a plate, whilst the smoother reverse side is good for a quick wipe down, whether you are getting peanut butter off sticky little cheeks, removing your make-up or just wiping down the bench.

This pattern is a quick knit that includes some delicious knitterly features to add an extra little something to the pleasure of knitting each cloth. There are two versions of the wash cloths, each with a different slipstitch pattern. Reverse your colours and you have four gorgeous cloths to use for yourself or give as a gift.

Tension
26 st x 54 rows over 10 cm/4 inches in either slip stitch pattern, knitted flat using 3.25 mm (US size 3, UK size 10) needles.

Yarn
You will need 2 x 50g in two contrasting colours of any 100% cotton 8 ply/double knit yarn that knits to match the required tension gauge (equivalent to 100 metres/109 yards per 50g). These two balls will provide enough yarn to knit two cloths, with the second cloth knitted with the colours reversed. Buy 4 x 50g balls in four different colours if you want to knit four cloths.

Notions
Tapestry needle.
Darning needle.
Four stitch markers.

The Pattern
This pattern includes written instructions as well as links to video tutorials (produced by other people) for most of the techniques used in the design.

Questions?
Please send all questions to capitalKNITS@icloud.com.