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.
Worsted Weight 100% cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – 70.9 g/2.5 oz ball, 120 yards)
Needles: Size 6
Gauge smage – I didn’t think it was vital for this project.
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.
Finished size: Approximately 9 x 9 square.