I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but my Mother has a thing about washcloths. She always has washcloths on her Christmas list and no matter how expensive or high quality a washcloth is she can wear it out in a year. I don’t think I have ever worn out a washcloth, gotten tired of the color and bought new ones, yes, but not worn out. She says they get thin in the middle, I must use mine differently. I’m more of a pouf user anyway.
When I started knitting washcloths were a good way to try out new patterns without a big commitment and they were really good practice. Bonus, I really liked knitted washcloths and so did my mom. I don’t have a pattern that I always use, I like to try out new stuff, but I may have found my go to washcloth pattern: The Linoleum Dishcloth. I love this pattern because it makes a thick, textured cloth that is easy to knit and the back looks nice too.This would be great for a beginner, the only thing you need to be able to do is the knit stitch and the slip stitch and using multiple colors is easy, only one per row. I think that I would prefer this pattern in only two colors, what can I say I like it simple. On my needles now is the Amber Perry dishcloth, I like the pattern, but there is no texture and I even tried to add a bit by using garter stitch in the design.
I’m making these for a friend, we are doing a trade washcloths for soldering, I think it’s a fabulous deal! I will be making one more, I just need to decide what pattern to use. What is your go to dishcloth/washcloth pattern?, I’d love to try something new.