Many of my quilting friends are learning how to knit and crochet. At our last Bee meeting, most of us were sitting around knitting and crocheting rather than working on a quilt project. How wierd is that? I think it is a natural extension. We all love fibers and yarn is just another fiber that is fun to look at and touch!
My friend Barb K. gave me a 'basic' washcloth pattern. Lots of references on the web to "Grandmothers Favorite Washcloth", but it is just a very simple cloth and GREAT for beginners and for using varigated cotton yarns.
Materials: Sugar and Cream or Peaches and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
CO (Cast on) 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Decrease Row: Knit 1, K2T, YO, K2T knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Decrease Row until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
Your choice to bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner to hang the cloth when not in use.
CO - Cast On
BO - Bind Off
K2T - knit two together
YO - yarn over
Would love to see YOUR pictures if you use this pattern.