Lip Service Knit Dishcloth
If you're sick of classic, square-shaped knitted dishcloths, we've got your next project. This Lip Service Knit Dishcloth is fun, quirky, and anything but conventional. It's especially great as a gift. Try giving a set away for a friend's housewarming party, or for a bridal shower or bachelorette party. These dishcloths make great gag gifts, but they actually look really cute in the modern kitchen. Try making them in pink, red, and coral for a set of hilariously lipstick-colored dishcloths. Your daughter will probably want to take them with her when she moves out, so don't lose them!
Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
- Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 2.5 oz/70.9 g; 120 yds/109 m); Hot Pink (01740) - 1 ball
- Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Measurements: Approx 8 x 10" [20.5 x 25.5 cm]
Knitting abbreviations here.
Gauge: 16 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st.
Cast on 8 sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd to 5th rows: Cast on 3 sts. Knit to end of row. 20 sts at end of 5th row.
6th and 7th rows: Cast on 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 24 sts at end of 7th row.
8th to 21st rows: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row. 38 sts at end of 21st row.
22nd row: Knit.
23rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 40 sts.
24th to 27th rows: Knit.
28th row: K17. P6. K17.
29th row: Knit.
30th row: P17. K6. P17.
31st to 34th rows: Knit.
35th row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 38 sts.
36th row: Knit.
37th row: As 35th row. 36 sts.
38th to 40th rows: Knit.
41st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 34 sts.
42nd row: Knit.
43rd to 50th rows: Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 26 sts at end of 50th row.
51st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 24 sts.
Divide Top Lip:
Next row: K11. Cast off 2 sts. K11.
Working each side separately, proceed as follows:
*Next row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row 4 times more. 6 sts. Cast off.*
Join yarn to rem 11 sts of opposite side.
Rep from * to *.
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