Friday, 24 October 2014

hand knitted wash cloths

This week on my new Addi 20cm needles from are these bright and useful wash cloths. You can also buy the Addi needles in 35cm length (I have both!) I've been knitting mine in Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, its lovely to knit with and great stitch definition. If you can get your hands on discontinued colours it makes it a reasonably priced gift.

The pattern for the wash cloth in purple can be found here at Mollie Makes and its really easy and knits up so quickly, I knitted part of one in about 20 mins. The one in pink is easy to remember too. Here is the pattern. 

Cast on 35 stitches, knit the first 3 or 6 rows, then K4 for border, K1, P1, K1 to last 4 stitches, K4 for border. Knit until piece measures 8" then knit the last 3 or 6 rows and cast off knit wise. Sew in ends. That's it. These make perfect Christmas gifts with a bar of soap and gift wrapped with a hand-knitted wrapper. You can print the gift wrapper here


mamasmercantile said...

I have crocheted a lot of washcloths to give for gifts, what a wonderful idea to have a wrapper. Yours looks wonderful.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Amanda!
I had saved this pattern from Mollie makes! Now I see that you have actually made some washcloths yourself! They look nice and colourful, I might have to try it myself!
Well done!
Have a good week!
Ingrid xx

Amanda Hurrell said...

Hi Ingrid, the first one came out 7 x 7" which isnt a bad size. The other pattern comes out at 8 x 8" in double moss stitch - have fun