Knit up some new fun and bright dishcloths with this easy knit dishcloth pattern using variegated cotton yarn and a garter stitch combination!
And last, the pattern I find the easiest to knit up is my framed zig zag dishcloth that was inspired by my baby blanket pattern.
You’ll find this pattern is the perfect rhythmic pattern to complete on autopilot in no time at all and an added bonus – it’s a beautiful visual distraction as a finished piece.
Learn how to knit this knit dishcloth pattern in this post
EASY KNIT DISHCLOTH PATTERN
Knitting up dishcloths is a quick and easy hobby to pass the time away. I often find myself bulk knitting new dishcloths in the spring and summer.
They knit up quickly, and are light projects to pack along on a road trip, or to knit up while camping or sitting on the beach.
In fact beginner knit dishcloths are the perfect quick and easy knitting project that’s easy to start knitting from memory and to master before moving onto other projects.
Knitting dishcloths is also the perfect way to slowly expand your knitting skills. I’ve rounded up our best beginner knitting patterns to help you grow as a knitter.
Here is what you need for the ZIG ZAG DISHCLOTH pattern:
Size 7 Knitting Needles– Size 5-7 should work, the end of your wash cloth will depend on the needles you have, how tight or loose you want the stitches and how thick or thin your yarn is.
Counter: This is optional as it can be helpful with keeping track of stitches or rows.
Cast on ( CO)
Cast off (CO)
ZIG ZAG KNIT DISHCLOTH PATTERN
Rows 1-5 Knit
Row 6: K 5, Purl 20, K last 5
Row 7: Knit
Row 8-24: Repeat rows 6 and 7
Rows 25-30: Knit
HOW TO WASH YOUR KNIT DISHCLOTH
Knit dishcloths are great to have on hand and are always appreciated as a housewarming or holiday gift paired with other handmade items like baking or preserving.
When you have a lot of knit dishcloths on hand, going through a new cloth with every wash is easy and fun to do.
Between washes simply rinse with cold water and hang to dry before throwing into the next load of laundry. If they start to smell, or to prevent that from happening try soaking.
To keep your dishcloths from getting that gross smell, soak them in a bucket of cold water with a cleaning solution until ready for the laundry.
This pattern is super quick and easy, fold a few up and tie with a bow for a quick gift or keep them and use them.
A beautiful fresh new dishcloth is a great motivator for doing your dishes and skipping the dishwasher. Hello lower electricity bill!
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