Monday, January 2, 2012

Knitted Dishcloths, So Easy, So Nice!!

I have been looking for some nice dishcloths because mine are looking bad.  I have bleached them to death and they are starting to look ratty!!  I checked at Walmart and the dishcloths they have are just so thin.  I didn't see anything I liked at Target, so I started looking around on the Internet.  I found a pattern to make your own dishcloth.  It said their mother makes them and they just beg for them, so I thought I would give it a try.  Now that I finished my husbands scarf, I kind of miss not having something to work on.  It also helps me not to snack in the evening when I have something to keep my hands busy. 

The pattern is a very simple knit stitch.  The only other stitch involved is a yarn over which is just to easy!  I have made three of them now.  After I made the first one, I tried it out and you know what?  I do love it!  I can see why the mother has to make them for her children. 

I picked up my yarn at Walmart.  It is a Sugar and Cream skein and it is 100% cotton.  It comes in variegated and solid colors.  It was $1.79 a skein.  I was able to get two dishcloths per skein.  I did change one thing in the pattern.  I used a size 8 knitting needle.  It just makes it a tiny bit bigger and I like this size.  The first one I made, I used the size 6 needles.  The pattern recommends 6 or 7.  It was a little bit small and I didn't have size seven, so I tried my eights and loved this size. 

Give this a try, I think you will be happy.  I am going to give you the website where I got my pattern.  I like to give credit where it is due!!  Let me know if you need help or how you like them!  Thank you Jane Lake!