A dishcloth knitting pattern is a good way to practice some new-to-you stitches and techniques. This dishcloth project incorporates cables and lace into its design, giving you the chance to try your hand at both.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn and knitting the Cables & Lace Dishcloth. Then when you’re finished, you’ll have a useful dishcloth for your kitchen. You can also make several to give to friends or to add into the next wedding or bridal shower gift you give.
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 10 inches square
Materials for the Cable & Lace Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn* (140 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball rich yellow #1112
- Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Cable needle
*Sample project was completed with Fantasy Naturale (100 percent cotton) from Plymouth Yarn.
Gauge 13 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Special Abbreviation C8L (Cable 8 Left): Sl next 4 sts onto cn and hold in front of work, k4, k4 from cn.
Pattern Stitch: Cable Lace Pat
row 1 (rS): K6, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k3, p2, k8, p2, k3, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k6.
row 2 and all even-numbered rows: K3, [p3, k2] 3 times, p8, [k2, p3] 3 times, k3.
row 3: K6, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k3, p2, k8, p2, k3, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k6.
rows 5–8: Rep Rows 1–4.
rows 9 and 10: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
row 11: K6, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k3, p2, CBL, p2, k3, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k6.
row 12: Rep Row 2.
Dishcloth Knitting Pattern:
Cast on 44 sts. Knit 4 rows. Following Cable Lace chart (below) or Cable Lace Pat st, [work Rows 1–12] 3 times, then rep Rows 1–9. Knit 3 rows. Bind off.