Washcloths are great projects for beginners — and knitters of all skill levels, really — because they give you a chance to try a stitch pattern or a new-to-you technique on a small scale.
They’re also small, portable and the yarn is cheap. Wins all around.
Knits’ End has a simple pattern for a knit dishcloth/washcloth using Seed Stitch, which is a really easy stitch pattern that will give you practice alternating knits and purls in the same row.
If you like it, you can move on to my two-color Moss Stitch washcloth, which is almost the same technique but worked in two colors and a four-row repeat.
Do you like to knit dishcloths and washcloths? I’d love to hear about some of your favorite patterns.
[Photo via Knits’ End.]