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Traditional Garter Stitch Dishcloth

By: Staci Perry from Very Pink

One of the best ways to learn how to knit is to begin with a knit dishcloth pattern. The Traditional Garter Stitch Dishcloth is a great way to learn the garter stitch, a basic stitch all beginning knitters must master before moving on to more complicated stitches. One of the perks of knitting dishcloth patterns is that after you're finished, you'll have learned a new stitch and have a new kitchen accessory.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

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another of those beginner patterns that I keep looking for to encourage friends who are starting out - this one can be colourful and cheerful and useful. I believe that beginner projects must always be fun and useful when finished. These dishcloths fit right into that description

This will be a great project to knit with leftover cotton yarn I already have at home! The dishcloth will also be my first project for knitting some thing other than a scarf or a sweater! The simple garter stitch dishcloth should be an easy project to complete while watching my favorite show.

The simplest of patterns for knitting dishcloths with cotton yarn. Once you master the technique you can change to acrylic or wool yarn. The squares are about 9" x 9", if you knit four and put them together you have the front of a pillow cover. If you knit 8 squares and put them together end to end, you have a 6 foot long scarf. Twenty squares will make a nice size baby blanket (36" x 45") Maybe even an afghan with 40 squares. I think these projects would be particularly nice knit with striped yarn or a variety of colors.

I made a preemie baby blanket with this type of pattern, but not by stitching blocks together. I just kept going in the increase part of the pattern until it was wide enough to have 20" long sides, then started the decrease part. I used acrylic baby yarn and it came out very nice.

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