Knitting is a sweet activity which can result in something highly useful, if you ask Anna.

Have a look at the video in which Anna knits useful dishcloths for the kitchen.

DIY knitting pattern by Søstrene Grene

Anna’s dishcloth in one-colour brioche stitch

When the day draws to a close, Anna likes to make herself comfortable in her favourite armchair with a hot cup of tea and her knitting. At the moment she is occupied with knitting a lovely dishcloth, which brings a personal touch to this practical, everyday item.

Anna recommends that you knit dishcloths in your favourite colours, and if you wish, you can knit dishcloths in seven different colours – one for every day of the week.

Anna and Clara’s cotton yarn (approx. 25 g per dishcloth, depending on gauge).
Circular or double-pointed knitting needles no. 3.5 mm

k: knit
p: purl
st: stitches

How to knit a one-colour dishcloth:
The dishcloth’s measurements: 25 cm x 25 cm
Gauge: 26 st x 22 st = 10 x 10 cm

Cast on 52 stitches around either the circular or double-pointed knitting needle no. 3.5 mm
Knit 5 rows
Row 6: (right side) 3 k * 1 p slip stitch with yarn over, 2 knit together, 1 p slip a stitch * Continue from * to * until there is 3 m left on the needle, 3 k.
Row 7: (wrong side): 3 k, 1 p slip stitch with yarn over, 2 purl knit together, 1 p slip a stitch with yarn over, continue from * to * until there are 3 stitches left on the needle, 3 k.
To finish: Finish with 5 rows garter stitch. Cast off.

If you would like to knit a small hand towel, simply increase the number of stitches to how many you want, or e.g. to 80 m. Always cast on an even number of stitches. You could also knit a wider border around it, e.g. 9 rows at the bottom and top and 5 k on either side of the towel. Make a strap for hanging the towel by casting off over 6 stitches on 3. The last knit row (on the border at the top) and on the second to last row, bring the yarn over 6 stitches again by bringing the yarn over the centre row. Knit 1 k row more and cast off.

Anna wishes you the best of luck with your knitting

DIY knitting pattern by Søstrene Grene

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