I just finished another waffle stitch washcloth. This one is for an online friend. She knows she’s getting a gift, but doesn’t have any idea what it is. I decided to make this for her because she recently painted her kitchen a very vibrant blue, and definitely needs a lip-smacking dishcloth to go along with it.
I really like waffle stitch for dish cloths. It’s an easy pattern, but interesting to look at. The front and back are totally different, but equally attractive. It works up quickly, and is very functional, especially with an appropriate yarn like the Lily cottons.
This particular cloth was made with Sugarn ‘N Cream in the “Sunkissed” colorway. I used a rather smallish size 4 needles, but it worked up nicely and I like the density of the fabric. Over 49 stitches cast on, I worked 4 rows of garter, 15 repeats of the waffle stitch pattern, then 4 more rows of garter before binding off. The finished cloth measures 8″w x 7 3/4″ tall.
Cast on a multiple of 3+1 stitches, plus any border you’d like to include.
- (RS) P1,K2. Repeat to end of row, ending with P1.
- (WS) K1, P2. Repeat to end of row, ending with K1.
- Repeat Row 1
- Knit across.