Blue, lacy knit washcloth on flat wooden surface | Free knitting pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead for Underground CrafterI’m sharing a guest post today by Carmen Nuland from A Simple Homestead. Carmen has been an online friend for several years and she is a very talented knitter. Her pattern for the Sick of Winter Washcloth is just what you need to brighten your day and exfoliate your skin as we get through the last dry skin days of winter!

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About Carmen Nuland

Smiling woman wearing blue knit hat and cowl set | Carmen Nuland/A Simple HomesteadCarmen Nuland is half the brains behind A Simple Homestead – a site about homesteading, cooking, do-it-yourself (DIY) and crafts.  She lives in Wisconsin on a small plot of land with her family, a Basset Hound and flock of hens.

Carmen has tried numerous crafts over the years but was bit by the fiber bug a decade ago when she learned to crochet and knit.  Her designs are full of bright colors and lots of textures, and she doesn’t shy away from challenges.

She has been helping other designers by offering tech editing services for both knit and crochet.  She loves making beaded and polymer clay stitch markers for knitting and crochet, which are available in her shop.

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Lacy knit washcloth in multicolor yarn on a flat surface | Free knitting pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead for Underground Crafter

Sick of Winter Washcloth

Knitting Pattern by A Simple Homestead

Blue, lacy knit washcloth on flat wooden surface | Free knitting pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead for Underground CrafterThe Sick of Winter washcloth is a simple lacy washcloth that I developed one winter when it seemed the cold weather would never end.  Make one – or a dozen in fun colors, to brighten up those dreary months!  One ball of solid worsted cotton should make two washcloths.  This pattern is easy enough for a beginner who wants to branch away from knit and purl stitches to try basic increases and decreases.

Stitches used:

  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • k2tog – knit two together
  • yo – yarn over

Yarns used:

  • 1 ball Lily Sugar’n Cream; worsted weight, 100% Cotton yarn. 120 yards (110 m) / 71 grams. Approximately 50-60 yards (46 – 55m) used per washcloth. Colorways used: 173 Spring Meadows and 1215 Robins Egg Blue.

Needle:

  • US 7 – 4.5 mm

Finished Size:

  • Approximately 8” (20.5 cm) square. Gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Lacy, yellow knitted washcloth on a flat surface | Free knitting pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead for Underground CrafterPattern Notes:

  • RS (odd) rows will always begin and end with k3.
  • WS (even) Pattern Rows will be k3, p27, k3.  (These will not be listed in the pattern below!)

Directions:

  • CO 33. Note: Pattern can be adjusted to any multiple of 3, plus 6 stitches for the border.
  • Border Rows: Knit 4 rows
  • Row 1: k across
  • Row 2: k3, p across, k3
  • Row 3: k across
  • Row 4: k3, p across, k3

Pattern Rows (see Pattern Notes):

  • Row 5: k3, *K2tog, yo, k – repeat from * 8 times. End with k3.
  • Row 7: k across
  • Row 9:  k4, *K2tog, yo, k – repeat from * 7 times. End with K2tog, yo, k3.
  • Row 11: k across
  • Row 13:  k5, *K2tog, yo, k – repeat from * 7 times. End with k4.
  • Row 15: k across
  • Rows 17-40: Repeat rows 5 through 16 twice.
  • Border Rows: Knit 4 rows
  • Bind off.
Stitch symbol chart for knitted washcloth | Free knitting pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead for Underground Crafter© 2018 by Carmen Nuland (A Simple Homestead) and published with permission by 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 Carmen’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/2018/02/22/knitting-pattern-sick-of-winter-washcloth-by-a-simple-homestead. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Thank you, Carmen, for sharing this pattern with us! Show your support by following Carmen on:

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Knitting Pattern: Sick of Winter Washcloth by A Simple Homestead

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