09 January, 2009

knit granny washcloth/dishcloth pattern

My grandma jackson, taught me to make these several times when I was growing up. She is gone now, and I forgot how to make them. I did a little fiddling, now that I re-taught myself to knit and that is what I am sharing with you. It is exactly the pattern she taught me, at least it turns out the same. There are probably several ways to do this.

I use Cotton Ease Lion Brand yarn, a medium 4 which is 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic. I don't think it matters what you use as long as it is cotton. I think I have busted out 5 of these so far, they feel so nice on the skin as a washcloth. And I knit different ones for the dishes as well, that way I can just throw them in the wash.

granny washcloth/dishcloth pattern:

*CO 4

*K1, YO1, K remainder of stitches (the YO will add one stitch each row)
repeat for every row until you have 44 stiches on your needle.

*K1, Ktog, YO1, Ktog, knit remainder of row
repeat until you are down to 4 stiches on your needle, then cast off.

enjoy your bath! (or washing your dishes in style)


Alyce said...

My mom used to make these for our house when we were growing up, and then she made some for me when I got married too. I don't know how to knit though. I'm a crocheting girl. :)

bethany said...

I love these!! I don't know how to crochet, knitting is just so much fun it keeps me occupied. I have wanted to learn to crochet but haven't really ever gotten an opportunity.

What do you like to make?