Welcome to Week 28 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series! If you are looking to take your knitting skills to the next level, a great way to do that is to knit a dishcloth. Since they are a small project, they are quick to do and if you mess up – hey, it’s still usable! This weeks cute pattern explores slip stitches, cabling without a needle and i-cord bind off – check out the Desert Arrow Dishcloth.
Kalurah Hudson has been designing with us for a long time now and all of her patterns are just so interesting. The Desert Arrow Dishcloth starts starts with reverse stockinette stitch, to give it a bit more texture, and moves to slip stitch and garter stitch columns plus an arrow down the center created by 2-stitch twist cables – which is much easier to do with a cable needle. It might seem a little fiddly at first, but once you mastered it, you’ll be on your way in no time. Once the knitting portion is done, a fun i-cord bind off (one of my favorites) adds a polished finish with a a cute little loop to hang it up with. This dishcloth is knit up in Shine Worsted, which may seem like an unusual choice for a dishcloth, but Shine works wonderfully for projects like these – in fact, one of the first washcloths I ever knit was in Shine and it has held up to this day. So while it could be used to clean your counters, with something this soft and pretty, I’d be more tempted to use it for a face cloth!
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