This is the sixth pattern in the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop: Learn A New Stitch Dishcloth Series 2017. You can find all the information you’ll need to follow along, as well as regularly updated links to each of the 48 knitting patterns with photo or video tutorials, here.
This post contains affiliate links. Materials for the sample were generously provide by Lion Brand and Denise.
This week’s dishcloth features the garter rib stitch, one of my favorite ribbing variations. I’ve previously used it for this square in the Anthology Blanket and in the Garter Rib Beanie, which is available in 8 sizes. It makes a stretchy, reversible dishcloth.
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Garter Rib Stitch 12″ (30.5 cm) Dishcloth
Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter
This reversible stitch alternates stockinette with garter stitch columns.
- 12″ (30.5 cm) square.
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% mercerized cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein in 178 Jade, or approximately 186 yd (170 m) in any medium weight, cotton yarn.
- US Size 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BO – bind off
- CO – cast on
- k – knit
- p – purl
- rep – repeat
- RS – right (front) side
- sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- The written pattern is available below the video tutorial.
- Pattern repeat is any multiple of 4 sts, + 2. Instructions include 5 st borders on each side.
Watch the video tutorial below. If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- CO 56 sts (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 2 for the edge + 10 for the borders).
- Border Row 1: Knit to last st, p1.
- Border Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
- Border Rows 3 & 4: Rep Border Row 2 twice.
Garter Rib Stitch pattern
- Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
- Row 2: Sl 1, k4, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k4, p1.
- Rep Rows 1 & 2 until dishcloth measures approximately 11.5″ (29 cm), ending after Row 2.
- Rows 1-4: Rep Border Row 2 four times.
- BO in pattern for Border Row 2. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.