Hello friends, how have you been? Today I want to introduce you to a new monthly feature here on the Made with Loops blog.
I am calling it #12monthsofhappy
Knit a square a month to use as a dish/facecloth. A simple stylish design every month for 2017 will make a beautiful stack of soft squares at the end of it. Use any soft DK cotton or linen yarn of your choice plus some 4mm knitting needles and you are good to go.
Why?…well, I ask you: “Is there anything nicer than a homemade dish/facecloth?”
Ever since I made my first one a few years ago, I have been totally smitten and have never wanted to use a shop bought one again.
Whether you are just learning to knit or you are a seasoned knitting pro wanting a quick project, a knitted dish/facecloth pattern is a perfect tool for many reasons. This is a perfect way to try out a new stitch, a bit like knitting up a swatch to determine gauge before beginning a larger project.
Another reason for loving to knit these beauties is that they make wonderful homemade gifts. In no time at all, you can create a beautiful and practical gift to give to a friend or family member. Knitted dishcloths are both a practical and fun way to explore and expand your knitting skills. Finally, everyone can use a few extra dishcloths around the kitchen, and in the bathroom a pretty stack of facecloths looks fabulous too.
Please share your beauties with the rest of us by tagging your photos with #12monthsofhappy on social media – you can also tag me in your pictures (@madewithloops on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook).
Can’t wait to see what fabulous colour and yarn combo’s you come up with!
Here is the first pattern:
What you need:
Approx. 80m of soft DK yarn – I used Rowan Lenpur Linen 50g/115m
4mm Knitting Needles
Darning Needle to weave in ends
Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched
Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 – 47 sts for this cloth
Rows 1-5: *K1, p1; rep. from * – finish K1
Row 6 (RS): (K1, p1) twice, k4, *p1, k4; rep. from * to last 8 sts, k4, (p1, k1) twice
Row 7: (K1, p1) twice, k1, *p2, k3; rep. from * to last 7sts, p2, (k1, p1) twice, k1
Repeat rows 6 & 7 until piece measures 17cm and then work rows 1-5 once again.
Cast off and weave in all ends.
If you prefer you can also download a PDF version of this pattern here!