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Free Knitting Pattern Review – Shamrock Dishcloth
Having just started knitting recently, I’ve been really enjoying practicing my new found skill by making dishcloths. They are the perfect project for a beginner because most take only 1 ball of yarn to make, they work up quickly, and generally aren’t that difficult. Not to mention cotton yarn is pretty inexpensive. When my local yarn store has a sale I stock up (I love me some cotton yarn!) but even at full price they are only a couple bucks a skein.
This Shamrock Dishcloth Free Knitting Pattern by Kris Knits is a great last minute way to dress up your kitchen for St. Patrick’s Day. There is also a large dishcloth pattern if you’re looking to make a set – and what a great gift they would make too! You don’t need to know any fancy tricks to knit this (If I can do it, you can too), just your basic knit and purl.
There were only a couple small tweaks I made to this pattern. Firstly, I used size 7 needles instead of the size 4 the pattern called for. Seemed to work just fine with worsted weight cotton. Also, instead of casting on 29 I added an extra stitch to each side for a total cast on of 31. The first stitch of each row I slipped knit wise, and the last stitch of each row I purled, giving a nice finished look to the sides. After binding off, I grabbed my crochet hook and chained 10 and then slipped stitch back into the dishcloth for a little hanging loop. At first I was trying to figure out how to make a hanging loop by knitting and then realized “hey I can crochet, duh”. Lol.
Many thanks to Kris Knits for sharing the pattern. You can find the pattern here: Free Knitting Pattern – Shamrock Dishcloth, and if you’d like to add the project to your Ravelry queue you can do that here: Free Knitting Pattern – Shamrock Dishcloth on Ravelry.