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Bicolor Tweed: Free Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Marjorie Dussaud has created this week’s handsome free dishcloth pattern: the Bicolor Tweed Dishcloth. I’m smitten with this combination of stripes and textured slip stitches, perfect for rugged session of dish-duty! Dussaud notes that this pattern is great for beginners because it’s an easy stitch repeat for a big effect. I have this particular pattern ear-marked as a quick stash busting project, ideal for featuring striped sections of yarn from previous projects!

Toasty Plus Pot Holder Free Pattern


All these fog banks, drizzle-filled afternoons and cold mornings mean that I’ve moved all my soup recipes to the front of my recipe box and stocked up on bags of onions, carrots and celery to simmer down into rich vegetable stock. My house is going to smell amazing for the next few months. My pot holders have been doing double duty because I use them to grab things from the oven, to pop hot lids off of stock pots and stick them under casserole dishes to protect my cherished cherry table. It’s hot dish weather and I definitely needed to beef up my pot holder stack NOW!


This is a quick little pattern that showcases Dishie‘s sturdy cotton fiber and chunky, worsted weight stitches. The Toasty Plus Pot Holders are worked in the round on circular needles and feature a simple stranded colorwork design which makes these pot holders extra thick and means that they don’t need to be lined.


You can get two pot holders out of two balls of Dishie, I used Swan and Blue for this pattern but I think that ANY Dishie color paired with Swan would look amazing (I have a feeling that a ball of Silver might wind up in my bag for another set!).