A Quick Kitchen Cloth

26 Jan

Yesterday I made a very simple cloth to use in my kitchen with some left over cotton yarn. Basically, it’s just a garter stitch square with an i-cord loop at the end.

These cloths are very versatile, they can be used in the kitchen but they are also very nice as face cloths.

You can find the Ravelry pattern page here:

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2010
For personal use only. Pattern or items made from pattern may not be reproduced or sold without permission

How it’s done:

Yarn: You will need some worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. Peaches & Creme from Pisgah is a good choice. Use whatever leftover you have, you can mix colours if you don’t have enough of one colour. If you have only a limited amount, weigh it before you start.

Needles: size 4.0mm/US 6 needles of your choice

Method:

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit to end
Row 2: Kfb (Knit in the front and back of the stitch, increasing 1 stitch), Knit 1, Kfb (5 stitches)
Row 3: Knit to end
Row 4: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1 (7 stitches)
Row 5: Knit to end
Row 6: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (9 stitches)

At this point, repeat rows 5 & 6 until you have used half of your yarn (weigh what is left over and compare with your starting weight) or until you have reached half of the desired size.

Next row: Knit to end
Next row: Knit 1, SSK (slip, slip, knit, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog (Knit 2 stitches together, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit 1

Repeat these two rows until you have 5 stitches left.

Next row: SSK, K1, K2tog (3 stitches left)

Start knitting i-cord: If using a circular needle, don’t turn the needle but slide the stitches to the other side of the needle. The working thread should now be on the st furthest to the left of the needle again. Repeat until you have knitted 15 rows (or desired length). If you are using straight needles, slip your stitches back to the left needle at the end of the row and repeat at the end of each row.

Cut the yarn and weave through the loop. Use the tail to attach the end of your i-cord to the corner of your cloth. Fasten tightly. Weave in ends.

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