For those of you who figure they’re doing just fine in their consumerism, I ask you: where do you buy your washcloths?
I used to buy mine at the Dollar Store. We’re not even going to talk about that.
Do you know how easy it is to knit a washcloth? Very. And this is coming from me, whose abilities are on par with a ten-year-old from the 1950s. Want to make this washcloth? I know you do. I knitted this much of it in three hours. (I was watching Out of Africa.)
To make this washcloth, you need to know how to knit and purl. You’ll also need a good-sized ball of cotton yarn (or two smaller balls) and a pair of size 8 needles.
Cast on any uneven number of stitches. For this picture, I cast on 40, but should have done 41. That way you’ll have a knit stitch on both ends, which will help the washcloth lie flat.
For the first row, knit all the way across. For the second row, knit all the way across again. This will form a good solid starting row.
For the third row, knit 1, purl 1 across. You should start with a knit stitch, and end with a knit stitch.
For the fourth row, knit all the way across.
Repeat the third and fourth rows until the washcloth is long enough.
See? It’s as simple as that–a pattern you can get lost in. If you want to try seed stitch, then repeat the third row for the whole washcloth.