Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mom's Diagonal Knit Dishcloth


Mom's Diagonal Knit Dishcloth

You have probably seen versions of this old pattern a thousand times. Whether it's a dishcloth or a baby blanket, it's probably one of your first knitting patterns. I love these dishcloths knitted in variegated yarns. This variegated matches the hot blue, hot green and yellow from Lily's Peaches & Cream.

This is the pattern my mom always used:

1 small Skien of 4 ply Cotton Yarn
Size 9 knitting needles

Cast On 4 Stitches

Row 1: knit acrossRow 2: K2, YO, K across to end
Repeat Row 2 until you have 53 stitches on your needles.

Now you can start decreasing :

K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K across to end.

Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left on your needle.
Bind off. Weave in your tails.

I have never had to block this pattern.

1 comment:

The Elusive Loo said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern - I love the colours of the ones pictured!