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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

10 Day Dishcloth Countdown! Day 2 ~ Diagonal Knit Dishcloth

Grandmother’s Favorite with an inserted texture pattern. A tiny bit more challenging than the original but more stylish. This pattern is offered as a free internet pattern. Pattern and picture by Jana Trent.

Diagonal Knit Dishcloth
Solid color, worsted weight cotton or linen yarn
Needles: size 6, or size to give a gauge of 4.5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.

SKP=Slip, Knit, Pass. Slip one stitch as if to knit; knit the next stitch; pass
the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch.

Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: k2, yo, knit to end.
Repeat Row 2 until there are 23 sts on needle.
Row 3: k2, yo, k9 (12 sts on right needle), yo, SKP, k remaining 10 sts.
Row 4: k2, yo, knit to end.
Row 5: k2, yo, k9, *yo, SKP. Repeat *, knit remaining 10 sts.
Row 6: as Row 4.
Repeat Rows 5 and 6, adding an additional *yo, SKP for each repeat,
until there are 55 sts (or until size desired and ending with an odd number of
Row 7: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k8 (12 sts on right needle), *yo, SKP. Rep *
until 12 sts remain on left hand needle. Knit to end.
Row 8: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Repeat Rows 7 & 8 until interior square is eliminated.
Repeat Row 8 until 5 sts remain.
Next row: k1, k2tog, k2.
Bind off.

Variations of this pattern may be knitted by substituting K2togTBL (knit 2
together through the back loop) or SSK (slip, slip, knit) for SKP in the
previous instructions.

©2008 Jana Trent

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