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Color Me Mod Dishcloth

Updated November 16, 2017
Color Me Mod Dishcloth
Color Me Mod Dishcloth
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An easy brick stitch pops in bright coordinating shades with the Color Me Mod Dishcloth. Washing dishes doesn't have to be such a chore if you take advantage of this fabulous free knitting pattern. This knit dishcloth is truly ahead of the class. Before you know it, you will have a cheerful addition to your kitchen. Plus, this easy pattern features an array of bright colors sure to put a smile on your face. If you're planning on going to a housewarming party, or any party for that matter, these knitted dishcloths make the perfect hostess gift. This practical yet pretty pattern is sure to please anyone and everyone you know.

A little confused on how to complete the brick stitch? Learn how to knit the brick stitch into a fun dish cloth with the help of this video tutorial below! 

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st

Finished SizeApprox 10 ins [25.5 cm] square

Materials List

  • Lily® Sugar‘n Cream (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
  • Lily® Sugar‘n Cream Twists/ Ombres (56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/ 95 yds)
  • Version 1: Main Color (MC): 20446 (Lava Lamp Twists) 1 ball, Contrast A: 00001 (White) 1 ball
  • Version 2: Main Color (MC): 01712 (Dream Twists) 1 ball, Contrast A: 00010 (Yellow) 1 ball
  • Version 3: Main Color (MC): 01111 (Mod Blue ) 1 ball, Contrast A: 20223 (Mod Twists) 1 ball
  • Version 4: Main Color (MC): 01444 (Mod Pink ) 1 ball, Contrast A: 02445 (Lava Lamp) 1 ball

Dishcloth

Note: On 2nd and 4th rows, when slipping yarn purlwise, keep yarn at back of work.
With MC, cast on 45 sts.
1st row: (WS). With MC, knit.
2nd row: With A, K4. *Sl1P. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Sl1P. K4.
3rd row: With A, K4. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. yf. Sl1P. yb. K4.
4th and 5th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows once more.
6th and 7th rows: With MC, knit.
8th row: With A, K1. *Sl1P. K5. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sl1P. K1.
9th row: With A, K1. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K5. Rep from * to last 2 sts. yf. Sl1P. yb. K1.
10th and 11th rows: As 8th and 9th rows once more.
12th row: With MC, knit.
Rep 1st to 12th rows 5 times more. Cast off (RS).

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When changing colors on this one, do you have to cut and restart the yarn or can you carry it up the side without it looking funny?

No...don't cut and restart the yarn. Just carry the yarn up the side. It 's a very nice pattern. One of my favorites. !

I love this pattern! I have a thing for knitting dishcloths. They work up quickly, let me practice all sorts of new stitches and I have something useful and practical at the end of all that practice. I've never knitted in brick stitch before so this may be my next dishcloth project. These have a retro look to me, like from the 50s - super cute.

Yes, since the colors repeat you want to carry your colors up the side as you work the pattern. I'm guessing you know how to wrap the color you're not using around the color in use at the beginning of the row. If not just google it, there are many tutorials online to show you how.

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