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Rainy Day Washcloth

By: Colleen Barth from Designs by Colleen

(8 Votes)

8 Comments

If it's pouring outside, why not take up some needles and yarn and make this lovely Rainy Day Washcloth. If you know how to knit a dishcloth, you'll have no trouble crafting this simple washcloth. With a bumpy texture, this easy washcloth is great for use in the kitchen and is composed entirely of knit and purl stitches.

Rainy Day Washcloth
This image courtesy of Designs by Colleen

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm

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

Materials:

Instructions:                                                  

CO 30 sts.

Knit 1 row then:
R1    P1, K4 across the row
R2    P3, K2  across the row
R3    P3, K2, across the row
R4    P1, K4  across the row

Repeat this 4 row pattern 1 more time  then:

R1     K1, P4  across the row
R2     K3, P2  across the row
R3     K3, P2  across the row
R4     K1, P4  across the row

Repeat this 4 row pattern 1 more time

Continue this pattern sequence until cloth is 9 inches long

Knit 1 more row and BO

 

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This is a very nice pattern, and all you need to know are knit and purl stitches! The pattern repeats every 5 stitches across the row, so if you want to make it wider cast on in a multiple of 5 (such as 35, 40, or 45 stitches). It will depend on how tightly or loosely you knit, so you can always make a swatch to figure out the size you want.

Dishcloths are such a great way to learn to knit different patterns and create interesting textures like this one. This bumpy texture is fun. If you want to make it a little bigger, you could add a border of garter stitch. I think that would look nice. I knit all my dishcloths out of 100% cotton. It washes well. If you

I love the texture of this washcloth. I do think that 30 stitch CO is too small. I only gave it 4 stars because it does not reference the pattern repeat count for those of us that like a spa size washcloth. Yes, Yes, Yes.... please, you have to use cotton for anything you are going to get wet. This is easy enough to play around with without wasting a lot of time deciding how big to make it. I make them for my neighbor and she loves them.

i have alot of oddes and ends was wondering do you use just 100% cotton to make these?

Hey there, mstroom! 100% cotton is definitely recommended, as it's very absorbent. However, you can always try knitting a tiny patch of yarn together and wiping some water off of a counter with it. If you think it's absorbent enough, feel free to use it as a washcloth! Happy knitting!

Lovely pattern and easy to remeber. It came out a little smaller than I would like, but it can easily be made bigger by increasing CO.

Love this one it came out really pretty. Nancy

I love making the rainy day dish cloth. I like mine a little larger so I co 40. Thank you for the fun-to-make pattern. Norma

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