If I had a dollar for every washcloth I knitted, I would be a millionaire! Well not exactly, but I have knitted and crocheted an awful lot of washcloths. You might be asking why. The real reason is it's keeps my hands busy and allows me to think or talk. This pattern has become so mindless to me that my hands can do all the work without my brain having a big part. The other great thing about these is how prefect they are for gifts. Housewarming gifts, baby gifts, thank you gifts. The list goes on and on.
Ready to get started?
Here's what you will need!
I like to start with Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn. It's really inexpensive and easy to find on sale. With the solid colors, I can usually get two cloths from each skein. With the multi-colors, I get about one and half cloths.
To get started:
1) Cast on four stitches using your favorite cast-on method.
2) Knit across.
3) Next row, knit two, yarn over, knit across.
*Do this for every row until you have reached the desired diagonal length. I usually go about 48-50 stitches across.
4) Next, you'll decrease. To start the decrease rows, knit one, knit two together, yarn over, knit two together, knit across.
5) Continue until you have reached four stitches on the needle.
6) Bind off.
7) Weave in your ends.
That's it! It's really simple once you get the hang of it and it goes pretty quickly.