Basket-Weave Dishcloth
Copyright 2000, 2018 Beverly A. Qualheim

My mother used to make blankets using this stitch, so I figured it would make a good  dishcloth too! These cloths last a really long time too!

Size 8 knitting needles
2 oz skein of Sugar and Cream worsted weight cotton ~ or your fave brand


Cast on 30 stitches
Row 1:  k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5
Rows 2-5:  repeat row 1
Row 6: p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Rows 7-10: repeat row 6
Rows 11-15: repeat row 1
Rows 16-20: repeat row 6

Keep going in this manner until you have desired length of cloth, or through 50 rows.  Cut a 4" length of yarn to finish, Pull through loop of last stitch, and then weave in ends using a yarn needle.
Looks very pretty AND washes those dishes!!  Can also be knitted using some netting yarn intertwined with the cotton, to make a scrubby type cloth.

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