When I make myself dishcloths, I tend to go towards ones that I can finish quickly (so I can use them right away – I always seem to make them when I need them the most). I also prefer ones I can work on when doing other things like reading or watching TV so they need to be easy enough I don’t have to keep referring to the pattern. So for my dishcloth this week, I came up with the Slant Dishcloth:
This dishcloth is knit from corner to corner and is entirely in garter stitch – so it’s easy to do and goes fast. I think I knit this up while watching a movie! I always like having more than one color in my dishcloths too (a good stash buster), so I switched the colors halfway through. For increases, you are simply knitting in front & back of stitch; decreasing is just knit 2 together. Couldn’t be simpler!
My favorite part however is the slip stitches along the edge, which gives it a nice finish on all sides.
This is also a great pattern if you want to customize it to whatever size you need – mine is a 10.5″ square but you can always stop increasing when one side is your desired length (or continue to increase if you want a bigger one). You can also use your favorite cotton in any size for this – I chose Dishie, but this would be an adaptable enough pattern to work in something like Cotlin.
Get the pattern here:
And check out all of the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths here: