They say that things come in threes, so I’m sharing another dishcloth pattern with you. This time, it’s the striped seed stitch dishcloth.
The striped seed stitch dishcloth has a bumpy texture, so it feels soft to the touch. It is thick enough to use as a washing cloth. However, it will not dry dishes as quickly and effectively as the striped garter stitch dishcloth.
Like the dishcloths featured in my previous posts, the striped seed stitch dishcloth features nautical-style stripes. The color is hot blue with red and white stripes in the center.
The pattern is very simple to remember. It’s just alternating knit (K1) and purl (P1) stitches. The first and last stitches on every row will be knit stitches. You will make the opposite stitch that you see in a row (i.e. purl the knit stitches and knit the purl stitches). You will cast on an odd number of stitches for this pattern.
You may carry the main color (in this case, color A or Hot Blue) along the side while knitting the dishcloth. However, if you choose not to carry the hot blue yarn, you should cut off the excess yarn after you add the red yarn. You will have to add the hot blue yarn after knitting the second red stripe. You may cut the excess yarn for red and white when you’re done knitting each stripe.
Why not include this dishcloth along with the striped waffle stitch and striped garter stitch dishcloths as a set to give as a gift. The dishcloths make great hostess gifts. Also, you could knit a bunch of these for people on your holiday gift list.
If you’re looking for an easy knitting project, then the seed stitch dishcloth is for you.
Here are the instructions:
Striped Seed Stitch Dishcloth
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in the following colors:
Hot Blue (color A)
Red (color B)
White (color C)
US 9 (5.5 mm) needles (straight or circular)
dimensions: approximately 9 square inches
gauge: 4 stitches/inch (6 rows/inch) in seed stitch pattern
CO – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side