Thursday, April 29, 2010

A New Dishcloth

I have been tweaking my dishcloth pattern a little bit...

I normally knit these dishcloths in the dark on size 10 needles and then just do a simple contrasting crochet border...

...but I wanted a little bit of a 'floppier' dishcloth if you know what I mean - I'm very particular about the texture of my dishcloths and if they're too thick or too thin I just don't use them...

...So I cast on 24 stitches on size 13 needles and knit for 40 rows - cast off - and then using the same yarn I did a shell stitch border - easy peasy and took about an hour start to finish...

...Are you particular about your dishcloths, or will any old rag do?...


  1. how pretty! and the color is great too - since my white ones end up about that color soon anyway!

    yes, i like a floppier cloth - almost threadbare feel is best for me.

    love, k

  2. yes, I prefer that they are double layered, yet floppy (if that makes sense) :)

  3. I'm particular about mine too but they are store bought so far. They must "feel" right in the hand when wet and they must scrub without getting all yucky (good scientific term) :-)) Nice cloths you are knitting too by the way.

  4. One type for mopping, one for washing dishes, a thicker set for scrubbing sinks and tubs...yep, they are all rags, yet all different, and all specific!

    Aren't your dishcloths lovely and vintage in appearance? They look like home.

  5. Nice... I especially like the crochet scalloped border.

  6. I have a drawer full of the basic ball-band dishcloths and I also have a few that are made with the stitch pattern from the baby birp cloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting that are my favorite!

  7. Fascinating how individual the perfect dishcloth is!

    I bought a towel roll out of one of the pull type roller towels. I cut and hemmed pieces of about 12 - 14 inches. I boil washed them and keep them in a fabric tube storer and push them in the top, pull them out of the bottom.

    They are a good weight and so very useful, it was a good buy. I can use once and wash, ensuring a hygienic cloth every time.

  8. Yours is so pretty. I don't think I am very particular about dishcloths and I'm afraid if I had one like your lovely one I would keep saving it "for good" and not put it to good use. Isn't that terrible. ;-)

  9. This is really cute, nice job!

  10. Anonymous11:09 AM

    I love your dishcloth! I am not fussy when it comes to what I scrub with as long as it gets the job done.
    Although I think I would feel bad scrubbing with something as pretty as what you made. :)

  11. Anonymous12:19 PM

    I am loving my latest dishcloths, made with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in their print shades. The colours make me happy. They are just garter stitch squares and very smooshy.
    I don't use them for washing dishes, just for wiping countertops and the dining room table, and I get out a fresh one every day.

  12. So pretty! I've made one dishcloth and gave it away as a gift. I guess I just can't bear to knit up one and then put it in my dishwater and get it all dirty. I use the kind you can find at the dollar store, but really, with all the leftover stash, I should make a few and test them out...