What are you knitting for Christmas? You’ve got just a couple of months now to plan and complete a few hand-knit gifts! We’re not talking Fair Isle cardigan sweaters here, folks, but small beginner projects that even kids who are new to knitting can complete in a short time.
One of the greatest knitting projects for beginners and oldtimers alike is cotton washcloths. For the newbie, a washcloth is the perfect size to finish quickly and get the hang of a few new skills. For the seasoned knitter, washcloths provide the perfect canvas to try out new stitches before you commit to an afghan project or complicated sweater.
Super Simple Knit Washcloth Pattern
Materials: single-pointed needles size 6-9 (whatever you have handy!), 100% cotton yarn (Lion Cotton is widely available and relatively inexpensive), blunt needle to weave in the ends
Directions: Cast on 4 stitches, knit each row and increase 1 stitch at the end of every row, until you reach your desired diagonal size. Knit each row and decrease 1 stitch at the end of every row, until you have 4 stitches left, then bind off. Weave in the ends. Press lightly, if desired.
These make a great gift in a stack tied together with a ribbon, or packaged with a handmade soap! The recipient will be blessed and pampered by your thoughtfulness! See how pretty it can be here and here.
An incredible collection of free dish/washcloth knitting patterns, guaranteed to keep you busy!
Lion Brand Yarn Info Page – search for Lion® Cotton, Lion® Organic Cotton (gorgeous!), and Lion® Cotton 1-Lb cones.
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