Free Pattern: Two Dishrags

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These dishrags or washcloths are so easy to knit, you can make several in one afternoon. Both are made diagonally, knitted from one point to another, in plain garter stitch. Yarn overs and simple decreases form the shaping. The blue version is made from plain cotton, with the increases worked right on the edge for a lacy border. The white version is made out of a terry-cloth novelty yarn with the increases worked a couple of stitches in from the edge.


 

Version 1: Blue Cotton

This version has yarn overs along the edge of the piece, making a lacy border.

Free Pattern: Two Dishrags 1
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Worsted weight cotton yarn (one 50 gram skein will make 2 cloths )

5mm (Size 8 US) knitting needles

 

CO 5 sts.

Increase section: YO, knit to end.

Repeat until the dishrag is half of the desired size.

Decrease section: YO, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Repeat until 5 sts remain.

BO. Weave in ends. Use right away in lieu of blocking.


 

Version 2: White Terry Cloth

This version has the yarn overs in a couple of stitches, making a firmer border.

Free Pattern: Two Dishrags 2
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Worsted weight terry-cloth novelty yarn (one 50 gram skein will make 2 cloths), if you find a thinner terry-textured yarn, you can use it double.

5mm (Size 8 US) knitting needles

 

CO 5 sts.

Increase section: K2, YO, knit to end.

Repeat until the dishrag is half of the desired size.

Decrease section: K1, k2tog, YO, k2tog, knit to end.

Repeat until 5 sts remain.

BO. Weave in ends. Use right away in lieu of blocking.


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