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I have been deep in home fix-up mode lately.
Mostly centered around: doing a gallery wall on the stairs, and the downstairs bathroom—a new shower and just a refresh.
I can’t handle more than that AND clean (which I do sporadically) and cook (which I do marginally well). Don’t judge!
As part of my bathroom refresh, I decided that the knit dishcloth I had been using under my soap dispenser needed a facelift. It was just too big and the wrong color.
I knit the old one forever ago, so knitting a new one was a no-brainer. I have the materials and my instant gratification self can have a new one within a couple of hours.
But, this time instead of using a pattern as part of the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo! group (which is how I made almost all my knit dishcloths-during my learning to knit phase), I would design my own.
I used a basic knit pattern and not make it a dishcloth size.
I am super happy with how it came out and how it looks in my bathroom.
So, I thought I’d share with you and you can make it into a whole dishcloth or do what I did and just repeat the pattern rows until is the size YOU want (for me it was 2 times).
Made with a 100% cotton yarn (a remnant that was probably Lily’s Sugar & Cream)
R1: K1, P1
R2: Repeat R1
Pattern rows (plus 4 for border)
R1: K1, P1, sm, K37, sm, P1, K1
R2: K1, P1, sm, K5, * P3, K5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
R3: K1, P1, sm, P5 * K3, P5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
R4: K1, P1, sm, K5, * P3, K5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
R5: K1, P1, sm, K37, sm, P1, K1
R6: K1, P1, sm, K1, *P3, K5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
R7: K1, P1, sm, P1, *K3, P5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
R8: K1, P1, sm, K1, *P3, K5, repeat from * 4 times, sm, P1, K1
Repeat rows 1-8 to desired length
Repeat Border rows and CO
Weave in ends.
I hope you enjoy this easy afternoon project.
P.S. Why am I back after SO long? MarieThatsMe inspired me. 🙂