Just a quick little post today, but it’s an exciting one. That is, if you get excited about new free patterns! (I know, right?! So many new patterns lately!)
Here’s a fun new pattern for a cute little berry-colored dishcloth! Introducing: the Mixed Berry Dishcloth!It’s a simple two-color stripe pattern, with some slipped-stitch detailing to make it a little more interesting.
The Rippling Diamonds Dishcloth is crazy simple- it’s literally only knits and purls. No slipped stitches, no yarn overs, no shaping of any kind. Its carefully charted pattern of knit and purl bumps make an interestingly-textured washcloth that’s fun (and easy!) to work up. (And, bonus! The pattern is totally reversible, so it looks just as cool from both sides!)Head over to Knit Picks’ website and download a free copy of the pattern. I’m really proud of it!
I got a lovely surprise in the mail the other day! Apparently KnitPicks made a beautiful book of all the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths patterns that they published for free all last year. The book is filled to the brim with literally dozens of patterns for beautiful dishcloths. Some are simple and classy (Checks and Eyelets Facecloth):Some are silly and fun (Pumpking Dishcloth):And everything in-between.
I’ve even got three patterns included in the book, the Maritime Dishcloth:The Pinwheel Dishcloth:And, the Snowbank Spa Cloth (It’s a “spa cloth” because I like alliteration. You could totally use it as a dishcloth):I’ve got an extra copy of the book , so let’s do a giveaway (I love doing giveaways! They’re the best!). To enter, respond below with your favorite dishcloth from the collection! I’ll pick a winner some time next week.
And, if you don’t win, or if you’re too impatient to wait until your copy of the book arrives, all the dishcloth patterns are available here for free!
The patterns just keep coming! And this one is free!
As part of Knit Picks’ “52 Weeks of Dishcloths” series, I’ve designed a brand-spanking new washcloth, and it’s available for free from the KP website.
The Maritime Facecloth is a generously-sized square of squishy garter stitch bordered by an unbroken cable. Knit in silky Knit Picks Comfy Sport, this washcloth is perfect for even the most delicate skin, and makes a fabulous gift. The Maritime Facecloth is knit on the bias, with two cables worked as you go. To finish, a few stitches of Kitchener stitch join the cables into a beautiful unbroken border.
Not in the mood for a fancy-pants spa washcloth? Use regular old Peaches ‘n’ Cream (I know you’ve got a ball or two hiding in your stash. Everyone does) and make a very cool dishrag. Or, if you want to try something a bit bigger, I think this pattern would make a really nice baby blanket (or an afghan, if you’re really persistent!). Just follow the pattern, repeating the increase rows until your knitting is big enough!