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Free Knitted Wash Cloth Pattern

Tomorrow I teach my first beginning knitting class! We are starting off with that most useful of household object, the basic wash cloth. To celebrate, I would like to offer up, for free, the pattern I wrote for the class.

About 35 yards worsted weight cotton yarn (like Lily’s Sugar n Cream)
4 stitch per inch garter stitch
US size 8/5mm straight needles
Darning needle

Pattern Key
BO– bind off
CO– cast on
K– knit
K2tog– knit 2 stitches together
(a decrease)
YO– Yarn Over —wrap yarn once around needle in the opposite direction as normal to create an increase.

CO 3 stitches
Row1: K1, YO, K2 (1 stitch added)
Row2: K1, YO, K to end of row (1 stitch added)
Continue in the manner until you have 38 stitches on your needles
Next Row: Knit
Next Row: K1, YO, K2tog, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog,
K2 (1 stitch decreased)
Continue in this manner until you have six stitches left on your needles
Next Row; K2tog, K2tog, K2
Next Row: K2tog, K2tog
Next Row: BO
Weave in ends and use!

Happy Knitting!

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