Squirrel Away the Dishes Cloth by Amy Marie

Squirrel Away the Dishes Cloth

August 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows
in Mosaic Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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Squirrel away the dishes with this scrubby textured squirrel cloth. Wash dishes and gather up splashes and spills around the counter and coffeemaker too.

Try cotton, hemp or linen for cleaning cloths or non-synthetic (heat proof) felting wools for potholders. Gauge and dimensions are provided in worsted weight cotton with size US 7 (4.5mm) needles. Adjust the needle size and/or yarn weight to obtain desired gauge. A light felting of wool items can be achieved in a front-loading washer using cold water with permanent press cycle and a load of towels or jeans. Block to dry (hand-wash for cleaning).

Mosaic garter stitch involves garter (knit) and slipped stitches using one strand of yarn for two rows at a time (switching color strands every two rows). If you can knit stripes and slip stitches it will be easy.

The pattern provides written instructions with (optional) chart for making useful household linens and gifts!

Finished Measurements (unblocked):
Width: 7.75” (20 cm)
Height: 8.25” (21 cm)

Gauge (Unblocked):
22 sts and 42 rows over 4” in background mosaic stitch pattern

Yarn Amounts:
35 yds Worsted weight contrasting color yarn
40 yds Worsted weight main color yarn