Gift idea #?
I have been "mass-producing" these wash cloths. This is an easy and easy to remember pattern which is free on ravelry, but I am writing it out here for you, too.
Paired with a nice bar of soap, it makes the perfect easy yet personal gift for teachers, friends etc (don't forget to make a few for yourself.
I have been using "Lily Sugar'n Cream" as well as some left-over Pisgah Peaches and Cream (it feels good to use up some stash!!!) and Knit One, Crochet Too Ty-Dy Cotton (again from stash, left from a summer top) on US# 8 needles and some solid white wash cloths in Cascade Yarns UltraPima Cotton on US#6.
The washcloth is knitted flat with short rows and then seamed together.
Here are some pictures of wash cloths finished in various stages:
And this is the pattern:
The Almost Lost Washcloth pattern by Julie Tarsha
Cast on 14 stitches
Row 1: knit to the end (14 sts)
Row 2: k 4, YO, knit to two stst before the end, turn
Row 3: knit all 13 sts
Row 4: k 4, YO, knit to two sts before the previous "gap"(four sts remain on the left needle) turn.
Row 5: knit to the end of row (12 sts)
Row 6: k 4, YO, knit to two sts before previous "gap" (six sts remain on the left needle), turn.
Row 7: knit to the end of row (11 sts)
Row 8: k4, YO, knit to two sts before previous "gap" (eight sts remein on the left needle), turn.
Row 9: knit to the end of the row (10 sts)
Row 10: BO four sts, knit to the end of the row. You should have 14 sts on your needle.
Repeat rows 1 to 10 fourteen times. You will have fourteen points. Bind off loosely and seam the edges together using the mattress stitch. Use a running stitch to run along the edge of the middle circle and pull tight. Weave in all ends and voilà, you are done!