It's time for the second installment in my summer spa series! (If you missed the first pattern, you can find it here) Up next are these beautiful, knit washcloths. I wanted them to be as soft as possible, so I used 100% cotton and made the fabric very loose and lacy. I love how they turned out and cannot wait to put them to good use!
If you've never attempted a lace knit pattern before, this is the perfect project to give it a try! The pattern is not complicated and doesn't require quite as much attention as some other lace projects. Once you're a few rows in, it becomes really quick and easy. Plus, these washcloths are much smaller than most lacy ventures. Each one took a little over an hour. All in all, a great project to "get your feet wet" with knitting lace.
- cotton yarn ( I used Bernat Deluxe in Seaspray and Lily's Sugar'n Cream in Ecru)
- size US 10.5 knitting needles ( These are my go to.)
- yarn needle
- embroidery scissors
- Each row begins and ends with k 3. This will create a garter stitch border around the entire washcloth, giving it more structure.
- Pay close attention to your yarn overs! These are easy to forget, possibly known from experience... :)
- Finished dimension: 11 inches by 9 inches.
- yo: yarn over
- k2tog: knit two together. It's just like it sounds. Instead of knitting through one stitch, you are going to knit through the next two stitches at once. (This video can help!)
- skp: slip, knit, pass. Again, just like it sounds. Slip one stitch, knit one stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, just like you would if you were binding off. (This video can help!)
- CO 28
- Rows one - four: knit.
- Row five: k 3, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * across to last 3 stitches, k 3
- Row six: k 3, p 22, k 3
- Row seven: k 3, *skp, yo, repeat from * across to last 3 stitches, k 3
- Row eight: k 3, p 22, k 3
- Repeat rows five - eight until piece measures 8 inches.
- Last four rows: knit.
- Bind off.
And you're done! Don't forget to check out the first pattern in this series!