Monday, 15 September 2014

free knitting pattern (wash cloth patterns)

A quick last minute gift that can be wrapped with a bar of soap, a wash cloth. I've made these during the past few months for presents for friends. The pink one is knitted in 100% cotton Anchor Style Magicline Splash main colour pink with lots of specs of other colours. I think this looks like tuti fruit sweets. The yarn comes in lots of pretty colours and I had a whole bag in my loft!

The Pattern
Cast on 35 stitches using 4.5mm straight needles

Knit 3 rows

Knit 3, K1, P1 repeat to last 3 stitches, K3

continue until it measures 8 inches then K3 rows and cast off in knit.

That's it, nice and simple.

Another variation (knitted in Debbie Bliss Cotton DK) bright purple for a friends birthday and a joy to knit with. Knits up slightly larger than the other cotton yarn. For the next one I'm going to try 4mm needles.

The Pattern
Cast on 40 stitches using 4.5 straight needles

Knit 2 rows
K1, P1 repeat to end
P1, K1 repeat to end

That's it a 4 row pattern. Knit until piece measures 9inches, which should be the same size as the width. Wrap with a bar of soap. The free printable handknits tag can be downloaded here


Joanne Wilson said...

Great idea & such a simple pattern too! Thanks

Amanda Hurrell said...

thanks Joanne. I plan to knit more, I use one all the time and they wash so well on the machine

mamasmercantile said...

I have crocheted loads in preparation for Christmas, they are such great little gifts. I loved the colour of the yarn you used for yours.