I like to practice different stitch patterns by knitting dishcloths. One pattern that I wanted to practice is the reverse garter stitch pattern, so I knit a reverse garter stitch dishcloth.
The reverse garter stitch dishcloth features a knit pattern that is the opposite of a garter stitch pattern – all purl stitches. Purl stitches are shorter than garter stitches, so the resulting piece will be flatter(i.e. less absorbent than a regular garter stitch dishcloth). However, the dishcloth still washes and dries surfaces effectively.
Like the garter stitch dishcloth, I used ½ a skein of red cotton yarn. You could also use linen, a cotton/linen blend, or any yarn that will be strong and absorbent. I love using bright colors in the kitchen, but you could also choose a neutral palette if you prefer.
The reverse garter stitch pattern is:
If you want to practice your purl stitches, then the reverse garter stitch dishcloth is the perfect project for you.
Here are the instructions:
Reverse Garter Stitch Dishcloth
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in Red
US 8 (5 mm) needles (straight or 2 double point needles (DPNs))
crochet hook or tapestry needle
gauge: 9 stitches/2” (7 rows/1”) in reverse garter stitch pattern
dimensions: 9” square
CO – cast on
WS – wrong side
CO 42 stitches using the long tail method
Purl all rows until dishcloth is approx. 9” long
Bind off on WS knitwise.Cut excess yarn. Weave in ends.
Wash in water with a capful of white vinegar. Squeeze excess water in towel. Dry flat.
Your dishcloth should look like this:
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Spinster Simone 🙂