When I was growing up, my Gram always sent us knitted dishcloths and crochet topped dish towels that could hang from a drawer pull. Honestly, I really didn't like them. They seemed old fashioned and cheesy. I thought why would you want something handmade instead of store bought? Funny how a few years can change a lot. Now I love handmade things... and especially anything my Gram made. I cherish everything I have of hers. She made a crochet tablecloth for her dining room table and I am lucky to have it... and the dining room set.
So, as I am getting into knitting, I am beginning to understand Gram's constant need to be "doing something" and am enjoying vintage inspired projects... like dish cloths. They are a great way for me to practice my stitches and learn new ones. And all they call for is Peaches and Cream yarn... so they are very budget-friendly too.
This weekend I moved on from my first garter stitch dishcloth (left) to a pattern that looks exactly like the ones Gram used to make (right). It is still knit stitches, but on a diagonal, with increases and decreases, and a cute little border.
Sugar And Cream Yarn, Size 6 or 7 needles
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across row
Repeat row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit across row
Repeat row 3 until you have 4 stitches