My husband commented the other day that we had run out of washcloths. *Gasp* how could this be? I immediately cast on for a washcloth with the half-ball of Peaches and Creme that I had in my stash and ran to the store for more.
Then I commenced washcloth knitting hard-core. Ok, hardcore may be a bit of a stretch, but I had a goal to prevent the Washpocalypse!
The first washcloth was the simplest garter stitch square. Cast on 50 stitches, knit 50 garter ridges (100 rows) bind off. Pure zen.
I like a generous washcloth, but this one was a little too big. The next one was log cabin, and I aimed for a 40 stitch/row square.
This was oh so satisfying! I really wasn’t sure about the log cabin pattern until I picked up the 4th log, and then I truly began to love it. I see more of these in my future.
The 3rd washcloth is the Ballband Dishcloth from the first Mason Dixon Knitting book. I’ve been meaning to knit this for quite a long time. It was such a fun knit! I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on! Stripes, with slipped stitches. Instant colourwork!
I think I’ve begun to amend the problem (it turns out doing the laundry also helps with the washcloth situation), so I think I’ll take washcloths off the “must make now” list for the time being. But I still have a few balls of dishcloth cotton in my stash. You know, just in case.
What is your favourite washcloth pattern/recipe?
2 thoughts on “Washpocalypse”
I have been making ones very similar to these for a woman who makes and sells soap. http://www.allisonkimball.com/my_weblog/2011/10/knitted-washcloths.html She provides the yarn and for everyone I knit for her she gives me a free bar of soap! They’re really quick to knit up. But I get bored easily so I’m branching out and using some of my own cotton to try this one for a present (along with some of the bartered soap) https://www.nourishandnestle.com/hand-knit-daisy-stitch-washcloth-pattern/
That sounds like a good barter system you have worked out there 🙂