Friday, April 08, 2022

Friday Fiber Fun, Dishcloth Edition

We've made it to Friday, and today I have a dishcloth "recipe" to share with you. I don't feel right calling this pattern; I used the stitch count from the Ballband Dishcloth and a photo from another pattern to inspire me, so it's really more of an adaptation. But I really enjoyed this slip-stitch mosaic knitting and thought you might like it as well.

This pattern uses two colors of kitchen cotton; I used Lily Sugar'n Cream in Dazzle Blue and Overcast, about 45 yards/41 meters in total. You'll use a bit more of one color than another (because you work two more rows with one color compared to the other). If you reverse the colors, you will have plenty two knit two dishcloths with some leftovers with two balls of cotton.

My cloth is roughly 9 in. by 9 in./23 cm by 23 cm square and I used US 6/4.0 mm needles. You will use one color at a time, alternating every two rows.

With Color 1 (C1), cast on 45 sts.
Knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): With Color 2 (C2), k4, slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2 (WS): With C2, k4, sl 1 with yarn in front (wyif), *k5, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: With C1, k1, sl 1 wyib, *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With C1, k1, sl 1 wyif, *k5 sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-4 nineteen more times, then rep Rows 1 and 2 once more. Break C2.

Next row (RS): With C1, k all sts.
Bind off all knitwise.

Weave in all ends and trim tails. Enjoy!


  1. Thank you! I love this and might have to add a stop at JoAnn's at some time this weekend!

    Have an amazing weekend Sarah!

  2. Oh, I love this. I need more knitted dish cloths!! Like Kat, I'll be stopping by JoAnn's this weekend and stocking up on Sugar N Cream :)

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe/pattern! I admired this from your previous photo and I've been thinking that I might need to knit some over the summer for gifts. Beautiful and practical! (I hope your mother is using hers.)

  4. Thanks Sarah! I, too, am another admirer from an earlier post and I appreciate the recipe. I have a TON of sugar & cream, and will be making some of these for gifts as well as for moi! I think the idea of knitting one and then wrapping it around a "special" bar of soap is great for a gift!

  5. I haven't knit a dishcloth in ages (I use the Swedish ones these days) but this is a great pattern!

  6. You're very welcome!

  7. Oh, thank you Sarah! I really love hand knit dish cloths, and especially the basic garter stitch variety. I've been wanting to ask you for the "recipe" ever since I saw you post this beauty on the IGs. I very much appreciate your sharing! XO

  8. Thank you so much. I was hoping you would share the recipe. This looks like it is fun and quick to knit.

  9. Thank you! My church's prayer shawl ministry loves to knit dishcloths and I'm glad to have a new recipe to share :-)