This Easy Garter Stitch Dishcloth Knitting Pattern is the perfect pattern for new knitters. Using only knit or purl, this pattern gives you the opportunity to practice and perfect one stitch and still create something useful.
If you are new to knitting or are just looking for an easy, do in front of the TV, kind of knit project, then this Garter Stitch Dishcloth Knitting Pattern has your name all over it!
What I like about it for new knitters is that as it uses only knit or only purl, you can really focus on getting comfortable with that one stitch. Further, working with just one stitch gives you the opportunity to concentrate on your tension and getting it consistent.
What I would recommend for those new to the craft is to knit one washcloth using only the knit stitch and then a second dishcloth using only the purl stitch. One ball of Lily’s Sugar n’ Cream will be enough to knit two washcloths.
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The gauge is 4 stitches and 6 rows per inch. If you have too many stitches and/or rows, then go up a needle size. If you have too few stitches/rows, then go down a needle size. All that being said, this is a washcloth and if it is an inch bigger or smaller, that is not a big deal.
Count the stitches and rows on your Garter Stitch swatch as follows:
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