Today I want to share with you something my MiMi (grandma) taught me how to make! In our house, we don’t buy dish cloths but instead MiMi would make them for us.
When I was in high school she showed me how to make them and now I have probably made around 20 wash cloths.
For christmas, I gave Eric a bunch for when he moves into our house and I want to share them with you! Mom has already requested a bunch the next time I make them too!
They are in high demand in our family!
- Worsted Weight Cotton
- Size 10 or 10.5 knitting needles
- Cast On 1 row
- Knit 1 row
- Continually Knit 2, yarn over, knit for the rest of the row until there are 50 stitches on your needle
- Continually Knit 1, Knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit for the rest of the row until there are 4 stitches left on the needle
- Knit 1 row
- Bind off
Adjustments to the pattern are for the size of the washcloths. My mother prefers when I knit until there are 60 stitches on the needle because they are significantly bigger. These are extremely easy to adjust because the size is based on how many stitches are on the needle before you start decreasing.
When you make it through the third step, note that you have just made half of the washcloth (diagonally cut) so you can easily keep going if you want it bigger!
I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!