Sunday, April 10, 2011


A few months ago I came across this beautiful green cotton yarn on clearance at Tuesday Morning. Never having worked with cotton before (and unable to resist a good deal), I bought a couple skeins. This weekend I finally put it to use and tried my hand at creating a pattern for a washcloth.

Below is the result and the pattern. I actually altered the pattern a bit after the fact to get rid of the excess bit at the top (a couple rows of knitting that made the pattern uneven).

I was told I could just buy one at the store for $1, but come on, where's the fun in that?

Washcloth Pattern:

Yarn: Ella Rae Baby Cotton
Weight: DK / 8 ply
Suggested Needle size: 4.00mm (US 6) (I used 4.5mm (US 7) as I tend to knit a little tight)

Cast on 30 stitches

R1 – K
R2 – K
R3 – K
R4 – K
R5 – K2 *p* K2
R6 – K
R7 – K2 *p* K2
R8 – K2 *p* K2
R9 – K2 *p* K2
R10 – K2 *y/o, K2tog (repeat 13 times)* K2

Repeat Rows 1-10 twice more

R11 – K
R12 – K
R13 – K
R14 – K
R15 – K2 *p* K2
R16 – K
R17 – K2 *p* K2
R18 – K
R19 – K
R20 – K
R21 - K (and bind off)

Click here to download this pattern.

*This is my first pattern, so if any notations seem off or there's a simpler way to write it, let me know.


  1. You've not stated how many stitches to cast on or the number of repeats in R10 ;) Normally, the pattern would give needle size and yarn type & weight :)

    Pretty pattern :)

  2. Doh! I have that written down on my scratch notes at home. I will add how many stitches to cast on later tonight, as well as the needle size and yarn type & weight.


  3. The K2 *p* K2 -- is that Knit 2, Purl 1, and then Knit 2? ...

    1. It's knit 2, purl until the last two stitches, then knit 2 to end out the row. If you're following the pattern exactly, you'll knit 2, purl 26, then knit 2.