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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Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter
- 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.
- A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.
- Pattern repeat is any multiple of 4 sts, + 2. Instructions include 5 st borders on each side.
- 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.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2017/02/09/free-knitting-pattern-garter-rib-stitch-dishcloth. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Watch the video tutorial below. If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.