With this knitting pattern, you can make yourself a homey dishcloth with a variation of the waffle stitch.
Structured and Reversible
This dishcloth not only looks amazing, but is also very nice to work with as it is flexible, structured and strong at the same time. The distinct waffle texture is most visible on one side of the dishcloth. The other side has a slightly different look, but also pretty. Both sides are very textured, which helps with the cleaning.
While most dishcloths are squares, I make them rectangular. The reason? I once ran out of yarn 😉 Then I found out that I actually really liked the rectangular shape. It is easier to stuff the narrow side into glasses and mugs and as a bonus, the dishcloth can dry on top of my kitchen faucet without having to fold it. Try it and see if you like it too! If not, you can easily adjust this pattern and make your dishcloth a square.
You can make this dishcloth exactly to your liking, changing the color and size if you want to. In the pattern you will find out how to adjust these things. Choose whatever color makes you happy or matches your kitchen and you have never seen such a cute dishcloth before. It almost makes doing the dishes fun! How about making some waffles first though? 😊
Intermediate: this pattern contains twisted knit and purl stitches, that are worked through the back loops. Otherwise, I find the pattern itself very intuitive and easy to follow, as you can clearly see the pattern arise in your hands.
I used 1 ball of 50 g of fine cotton yarn. I like to use Schachenmayr Catania or Scheepjes Catona yarn, but you can use any fine yarn that is 100 % cotton.
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This pattern is available in 4 languages: UK English, USA English, German (Deutsch) and Dutch (Nederlands)!
Color blind friendly
I made an effort to make all of the Home of Yarns patterns color blind friendly, with dark text on a white background and if a chart is included, it is always in addition to written out instructions. For the charts, I use symbols in either black and white or other highly contrasting color combinations. I am quite positive that I did a good job, but I am no expert on color blindness. If you need any assistance reading the pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will be happy to help you out.
I am also interested in making my patterns accessible for more people, for example, for users of screen readers. If you are interested in a special version of this pattern, so that it meets your specific needs, please feel free to contact me. Tell me all about what would work for you and I will try my best to make the pattern accessible to you. I would love to learn from you and make Home of Yarns more inclusive.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about this pattern. I am happy to help you out.
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