I knitted a few dishcloths/washcloths over vacation and thought I'd tuck them away for a couple of my friends for Christmas. It's never too early to start knitting for Christmas, right? I used Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn; my favorite go-to yarn for dish/wash cloths. They are very soft and hold up nicely, even when not treated kindly! This pattern is great for beginners:
Easy Knitted Dishcloth/Washcloth Pattern
1 2.5 oz skein Lily Sugar N Cream cotton yarn
size 6 knitting needles
2 stitch markers
Cast on 38 stitches
knit across first 4 rows.
Repeat Pattern Rows
Row 1: Knit 4, place marker, knit 30, place marker, knit 4
Row 2: Knit 4, slide marker, purl 30, slide marker, knit 4
Row 3: Knit 4, slide marker, knit 1, purl 1 across row, slide marker, knit 4
Row 4: Knit 4, slide marker, purl 30, slide marker, knit 4
Repeat rows 1-4, 11 times more for a total of 12 repeats. (you will see the ridges)
Knit next four rows.
We were unexpectedly blessed last evening with 15 dozen ears of Sugar and Cream corn! Fresh off the farm from our neighbor who didn't sell as much as he thought at the Farmer's Market. We shucked, par-cooked, cut and bagged 14 dozen. They are safely tucked away in the freezer!
Our meat chickens went to the slaughterhouse this morning and are now in the freezer, too.
Fourth of July was fairly quiet but enjoyable just the same. The girls enojoyed swimming in the pool...
and also entertained us with their yearly Fourth of July play. It was fun and fun-ny!
Hope yours was special, too!
I'm a Catholic homeschooling mom of seven blessings and wife to Gary of 28 years. In addition to homeschooling, I'm a consultant for MODG. I also love to cook, knit, crochet, sew, do needlework, and read.