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Why a free pattern?
I think it's important that a writer share an excerpt or free sample in order for people to get a feel for their writing style.
In the case of knitting patterns that sample is even more important as it answers serious questions like:
"Does this designer write clearly?
Is the pattern complete?
Are the instructions given in such a way I can understand them?
Are all abbreviations written out or explained completely?
Are all required materials listed?"
In effect, a customer wants to know,
"Can I trust a pattern written by this designer?"
I hope this free pattern offered below answers all of those questions in a positive way.

My Favorite Washcloth (download now)
or print this complete page (pattern follows).
I hope you enjoy knitting it.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about the pattern and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


My Favorite Washcloth

by Chris Williamson -

My Favorite Washcloth

(Sample knit in “I Love This Cotton” #230 Woods Print on size 5 needles by Patty Bowers. Thanks Patty!)

I love a washcloth that just fits my hand, not stiff or floppy-loosey when filled with warm water and soap but with a little give and stretch. At two cloths per 70 gram ball of cotton, this seed stitch washcloth is my perfect fit, a real economic treat & a quick knit.

1 ball worsted weight 4-ply 100% cotton yarn, usually less than 30 grams
1 pair US Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
Tapestry or yarn needle to weave in ends

Finished Measurements
Approximately 7 inches by 7 inches

Not crucial, 5 stitches = 1” over seed stitch

Seed Stitch (over an uneven number of cast on stitches)
Row 1: Knit one stitch, Purl one stitch. Repeat these two stitches, ending row with knit one.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1. On the repeat row you are purling the knit stitches and knitting the purl stitches from the previous row. Repeat to the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 for required number of total rows.

Cast on 35 stitches using the long tail method.
Knit one row. (This is the Right side)
Work 5 rows of seed stitch (above), ending on the wrong side.
Knit one row.
Purl one row.
Knit one row.
Work 41 rows of seed stitch, ending on the wrong side. (about 5 inches)
Knit one row.
Purl one row.
Knit one row.
Work 5 rows of seed stitch, ending on the wrong side.
Knit one row.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.


My Favorite Washcloth by Chris Williamson
Copyright Chris Williamson 2011. All rights reserved.

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