Quickly knit up several washcloths with this Daisy Stitch Knit Dishcloth Pattern. They make the perfect for gifts or for your own use.
I’m a sucker for funny commercials, and for that matter, tear-jerker commercials. The one of the male nurse who sings the Name Game song with his patient has been out for years, but gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes every time.
And the Geico commercial with the camel asking ‘Guess what day it is?’ is one that now has a permanent place in the lexicon of our country. So, with homage to the Geico Camel…’Guess what day it is?”…It’s ‘A New Knitted Dishcloth Pattern’ Day!!
This pattern is the latest of four knit & crochet washcloths that I’ve posted. It is also my second favorite after the Knot Another Washcloth pattern.
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This pattern uses the daisy stitch, which to me is an easier version of the lotus flower stitch. If you’ve never done a daisy stitch knitting pattern, the key is not to knit too tightly.
If you want to resize your washcloth, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.
This little video, though maybe not the best quality, should help you see how to knit the Daisy Stitch.
You could easily put together a little basket with your knit dishcloths, maybe some lovely soap or other spa items. I’m going to be putting together some ‘packages’ for some friends and family and have included some of my finds for your convenience.
Stick to cotton or cotton blends for your dishcloths. If you go the blend route, make sure it is primarily cotton (70/30 or 80/20) as the cotton is what makes the yarn absorbent.
For the most absorbent dishcloth, you want an unmercerized cotton as the mercerization process reduces the absorbency of the fibers. Unmercerized cotton is nubbier and has a more ‘natural’ look to it.
However, mercerized cotton dishcloths will have a nicer sheen, come in a wider range of rich colors, will most likely last longer and won’t get as ‘soaking wet’ as a result of the mercerization process. So, it’s a ‘personal choice’…not sure that there is a right or wrong.
It seems the standard dishcloth, washcloth or facecloth size is about 10 inches by 10 inches (25 cm by 25 cm). That being said, make the size you want!
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However you decide to ‘gift’ your knit dishcloths, I know the recipient will be thrilled. Pin the following image so that you can refer back to this page for the Daisy Stitch Knit Dishcloth Pattern as well as the other washcloth patterns for your future washcloth knitting projects.
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