They are quick, inexpensive gifts for baby or bridal showers. But when you discover how nice they are to use and both the bath and the kitchen, you'll need to treat yourself to a set as well.
For a simple washcloth, you could knit a square in stockinette stitch. I like mine to have a little bit of texture, so for this pattern I used a stitch that mimics a basket weave.
- 1 - 3 oz/85 g skein Lily Sugar'n Cream Yarn in your favorite color (I used Buttercream)
- US Size 10, 9-inch long knitting needles
I didn't really work out a gauge swatch for this project, but 31 sts and 48 rows made a 9 1/4 inch washcloth. Also, you can easily make two washcloths with a single 3 oz. skein of yarn.
Row 1 (RS): *P3, k1, repeat from * across, p3.
Row 2 (WS): P all sts.
Row 3: P1, *k1, p3, repeat from * across, k1, p1.
Row 4: P all sts
Repeat Rows 1-4 for a total of 48 rows.
Lather, rinse repeat ;)