Kitchen Kaleidoscope Dishcloths

Have you seen our newest dishcloths book, Kitchen Kaleidoscope? Dishcloths are a perfect way to learn new techniques on a small scale, use up cotton leftovers, and make fun and useful gifts!

The cover of Kitchen Kaleidoscope Dishcloths Collection by Knit Picks. A stack of rainbow colored dishcloths sits on a table next to a stack of brightly colored mugs.

This collection includes 52 patterns in assorted difficulty levels and styles, and they are all sorted by the rainbow!

A photo of the book's table of contents. Each pattern name is accompanied by a thumbnail swatch of its stitch pattern.

There are plenty of simple, textured designs, for newer knitters or anyone looking for something more mindless. Beaded Ribs is just knits and purls, but has a really cool textured effect!

An orange colored knitted dishcloth with an interesting texture.

If you want to learn lace knitting, the Diamond Lace pattern is a good introduction to charted lace:

A gray knitted dishcloth with a diamond pattern.

Likewise, if you’re wanting to practice cable knitting, Strawberry Twist would be a great way to do that:

A pink knitted dishcloth with a thick cabled pattern.

Or maybe a dishcloth is a good way to practice working with two yarn colors, with a simple colorwork pattern like Pebbly:

A teal and brown knitted dishcloth with an alternating color pattern.

Whether your stash is full of solids or multi-colored cottons, there are patterns perfect for every kind of yarn colorway in this colorful collection!

A stack of green dishcloths on a table top. One knitted dishcloth is draped in a green bowl.

A stitch pattern like this one on the Ridged Feather design is made more interesting by using a tonal or multi-colored yarn:

A teal knitted dishcloth with a wavy pattern.

The Woven Polka Dots pattern will allow a multi to pop off a neutral background—this would look even more playful with a many-colored yarn for the dots, like the Route 66 or Friendship Bracelet colors of Dishie Multi.

An off-white knitted dishcloth with a woven green pattern.

The Mitered Quarters pattern would be the perfect way to use up some small-yardage leftovers remaining from other dishcloth projects:

A knitted dishcloth with a color-blocked diagonal pattern in grays and greens.

And for more advanced knitters, things can get more complicated if that’s what you want in a dishcloth, like the beautiful Candleberry pattern, with lace worked in the round:

A green knitted dishcloth with a lacy pattern.

Kitchen Kaleidoscope is available as a print book or eBook, and you can also check out the individual patterns for download on the website here.

A stack of gray, white, and black dishcloths on a countertop.