made with ecru Peaches And Cream cotton yarn
Basic Knitted Dishcloth with Picot Edge (just-past-beginner version)
Edited by: Granny Emm
To complete this project, you must have the following knitting skills:
count stitches on the needle
do the knit stitch (no purl stitch needed in this pattern)
knit two together (also called decrease)
cast off using a crochet hook
conceal yarn ends
You will need these supplies
ball of Sugar and Cream or equivalent cotton yarn; (before using
strongly colored yarn, test a piece to be sure it’s colorfast)
pair size six or eight knitting needles, (6 if you like thick fluffy
dishcloths, 8 for more pliable ones that will dry faster); I like
wooden or bamboo needles, but metal or plastic is fine if that’s
what you prefer.
a size G crochet hook,
a yarn needle,
Optional: row counter
Cast on 4.
1: Knit in each of those 4. Be sure to leave enough of a "tail" of yarn
(I leave 4 to 6 inches) to weave into the work later.
Reverse needles so stitches are on needle in left hand.
Row 2: Knit in each stitch across row. You will again have 4 stitches on the needles.
3 to 43 (or 49): *Knit in first stitch. Knit in second stitch. Yarn
over. Knit in each stitch to end of row. Reverse needles.**
Repeat from * to ** until there are 43 (w/ #8 needles) or 49 (w/ #6 needles) stitches on your needle Decrease
***Knit in first stitch. Knit next two together. Yarn over. Knit next two together.
Knit in each stitch on across to end of row.
from *** to **** until there are only 4 stitches on the needle. This is
a good project for socializing. You only need to pay close attention to
the first four stitches in each row and you don’t need to count
rows while decreasing. First four stitches correct each time will bring
you eventually to the final four stitches.
Knit 1 in each of those four stitches.
off by your favorite method or, using a size G crochet hook, pick up
two stitches nearest the "tail" of thread. Yarn over and draw loop
through those two stitches. You now have one loop on the crochet
hook. ** **Pick up the next loop from the knitting needle. Yarn
over and draw through those two loops.*** * Repeat ** ** to *** * once
more. Then yarn over and draw through the single remaining loop. Clip
yarn leaving a tail long enough to weave into the work. Use a yarn or
tapestry needle to weave each of the two tails into the border. NOTE:
these dishcloths last longer if you mesh bag them for both washer and
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|There are many versions of this pattern. Folk wisdom among crafters is
that it is very old and long ago fell into public domain. If the
original is still under copyright and/or you have documentation that you
are the original designer of this excellent little item, please contact
me and I will proceed as copyright law requires. Thank you.|
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