January 10, 2011


My sock blanket has put the garter stitch fever in me and since I can not show you all the squares I have knit up for the blanket without spoiling all my preplanned posts I spent time knitting cotton dishcloths.  What I love about dishcloths is that everything about them is a plus+.

  • The yarn is cheap.  You can knit practically 3 Grandma’s Favorite dishcloths (less about the last 14 rows-argh) from one skein.  Mine are 40 stitches at their widest.
  • They are perfectly sized.  Not more slopping a too big towel around and sloshing your kitchen counter tops with gross.

  • You can use atrocious variegated colors without a gorram care in the world, because you're only going to use it to scrub dirty dishes and counters.  This makes me extremely happy.  I want one in every color for every season and I do mean every color.

  • Garter stitch on the diagonal + yarn over = fancy.
  • It cleans better than a paper towel.  Then just toss it in the washer and dryer, unlike some wools I know....
  • It's cheap decorating and makes my sink happy.  Shiny.

What about you?  Got any dirty knitting secrets you want share?

1 comment:

turtlegirl76 said...

It's been so long since I've knit a dishcloth. My kitchen is sorely lacking. Yours are so fun and cheerful!