Knitting dishcloths is a good way to practice your new found knitting skills, or as an advanced knitter practice new stitches. It also is a welcome practical knit that goes up fast, and is usable!
I just finished one dishcloth and I'm raring to go on the next one. The above dishcloth that I just started on needles is Laws of Knitting- Kitchen Dishcloth ~ Double Seed Stitch and is done in the Double Seed stitch or Irish Moss stitch. Detangling Seed Stitch vs. Moss Stitch- Exploring Different Knitting Patterns
Finished dishcloth- Dishcloth #3117 by Lily Sugar'n Cream
Garter Stitch (Knit- Knit on both sides)
I can't stand the thought of getting the first one dirty by using it until I have another on the way, I know they're supposed to be used, but. Maybe if I get a few done it won't pain me to use them!
So the pattern for the dishcloth I just started to do is Kitchen Dishcloth ~ Double Seed Stitch. I'll just use what I have leftover from the last one- Peaches & Cream in Lotus Blossom (Walmart). I might need a tad more, but it was under $2. Talk about a cheap pleasure.
- More dishcloth inspiration can be found in my blog- Technique Thursday- Knitting a Dishcloth for Beginners to Advanced Knitters.
- Also KnitPicks has loads of free dishcloth patterns and a new book of patterns: 52 More Weeks of Dishcloths 2015 Pattern Collection.
- A fun blog by their newbie knitter on their team at KnitPicks- Stash- The Knit Picks Blog
- For knitting help for newbies to more experienced here's Tin Can Knits Support. You'll find help there with anything from how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and everything inbetween!