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BAMBOO Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

BAMBOO Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

Hi there!

It was time to share another FREE PATTERN, don’t you think?

In this  Dishcloth / Washcloth / Kitchen Towel / Dishtowel I use Bamboo stitch to combine an extra absorbent power with an open texture that allows it to air dry quickly. Besides, is very easy to make 🙂

I’ll leave the pattern written here, but also included two download links at the end of the post:

  • detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • printer-friendly version: with the basic instructions so you can print it out saving paper and ink.

I hope you enjoy it!!

Front 2 M fondo blanco - crop

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner / Easy

TECHNIQUES USED: knit, purl, yarn over, pass yo over stitches. 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Dishcloth / Washcloth: Length / Width: approx. 10.25’’ (26 cm).
  • Kitchen towel: Width: 16.25’’ (41 cm). Length: 22.75’’ (58 cm).

You can easily modify the measures by adding more repeats of the pattern. Leave me a message in the comments box below if you need help.

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 8 (5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • For Dishcloth: approx. 92.5 yds (84.5 m) of worsted / aran 100 % cotton yarn. OR 185 yds (169 m) of fingering or sport 100 % cotton yarn USED DOUBLE.
  • For Kitchen Towel: approx. 324 yds (296 m) of worsted / aran 100 % cotton yarn. OR 648 yds (593 m) of fingering or sport 100 % cotton yarn USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE

18.5 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)(Although gauge is not very important in this project…)

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side / WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit / p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2pyo: k 2 sts and pass the previous yo over them.

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Dishcloth 

– CO 56 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– Knit 3 rows.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a nicer border.

– Continue working as follows:

3 garter sts, Bamboo Stitch over 50 sts, 3 garter sts (see the stitch glossary at the end of this pattern) until you have a total length of 9.75’’ (24.5 cm). The last row you worked on should be a row 2) of the pattern.

– Knit 3 rows.

– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

2) Kitchen Towel

– CO 84 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– Knit 3 rows.

– Continue working as follows:

3 garter sts, Bamboo Stitch over 78 sts, 3 garter sts (see the stitch glossary at the end of this pattern) until you have a total length of 22.25’’ (56.5 cm). The last row you worked on should be a row 2) of the pattern.

– Knit 3 rows.

– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

STITCH GLOSSARY

Garter Stitch

k all sts, all rows.

Bamboo Stitch (Over an even number of sts)

Stacked Close Up 2

Row 1) (RS) * yo, k2pyo * repeat from * to * all row

Row 2) (WS) p all row

Repeat these two rows.

🙂 HAPPY KNITTING!!

Firma 2 transp

BLOG FREE Pattern BAMBOO

DOWNLOAD LINKS

BAMBOO Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel

BAMBOO Printer Friendly

 

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