Another Knitted Dishcloth

Someone I follow on MeWe posted a photo of a dishcloth that got my attention. When I tried the link to the pattern I got a 404 error page, so she started looking into it and it seems that the pattern is nowhere to be found online anymore. It is the French Country Dishcloth by Willow Yarns, but Willow Yarns has removed it from their site.

It’s easy enough to figure it out though. It calls for a main color and two contrasting colors for stripes at the beginning. I used worsted weight, coned cotton and a size 7 needle, casting on 51 stitches. It’s a simple two row pattern:

Right Side: K3, *P1,K3 across. Wrong Side: K1, *P1, K3 across, end P1, K1. Knit until your cloth measures 10″ and bind off. You can knit the first 4 rows in the main color and alternate contrasting colors in two or three bands, 4 rows in each color, before resuming the main color to finish. I settled on two contrast bands for my test knit. I’m not fond of weaving in the ends of worsted cotton yarn on something that I’ll use in the kitchen, but we’ll see how it works out! I may just stick to solid color or variegated yarn for the entire cloth next time.

The vertical rib is reversible and gives the cloth a nice texture. I still have plenty of yarn in yellows and blues, as well as white and off white, to try out several different combinations to add to the collection I am knitting for Audrey.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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