Project #10: Double Moss Kitchen Cloth

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originally posted August 26, 2010

Lately, I’ve been on a knitted kitchen cloth kick. I’ve been trying out new stitches and coming up with my own patterns for these cloths. I have several balls of cotton yarn in my stash in a variety of colors and they’re screaming to be stitched into something useful – and I can’t think of anything more useful than a kitchen cloth.

For this project I decided to use a yummy buttery yellow yarn – Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton to be exact.

This particular cloth is super simple to make. If you know how to knit and purl, you can make this cloth. I used a double moss stitch for the body of the cloth and edged it in simple garter stitch. What I like about this pattern is that it’s somewhat mindless knitting. Nothing complicated and a project you can do while watching TV.

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight 100% cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – 70.9 g/2.5 oz ball, 120 yards)

Needles: Size 6

Gauge:

Gauge smage – I didn’t think it was vital for this project.

Instructions:

CO 43 sts

Knit 3 rows.

Row 1: k4, *p1, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Row 2: k3, p1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Row 3: repeat row 2

Row 4: repeat row 1

Repeat Rows 1-4 a total of 14 times.

Knit 3 rows.

BO.

Finished size: Approximately 9 x 9 square.

Happy Knitting!

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3 responses

  1. Thanks for the pattern. Seems like a nice simple purpose – odd question. How well to knits work as a dish cloth? Are they for wiping, washing or dusting. I just cannot image using a knitted item to effectively wash something. Is there a perticular wool you use. If they are effective I will be turning my yarn stash into hundreds of dishcloths, haha.

    • They’re great for washing dishes and wiping down counter tops. I’ve only ever made them using the Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, which is 100% cotton. They hold up great and can handle being thrown in the washer over and over again.

  2. I’ve used this pattern before to make myself a flannel. My mum gets a lot of pain in her legs and I noticed when using my flannel to wash them that it hurt her less. So am gonna make her as many as my 40-odd grams of dk allows