If you live somewhere where it gets hot in the summer and you still want to be able to knit comfortably (maybe even outside), knitting washcloths and dishcloths is a great way to spend some of your summer knitting time. These small, portable projects are really useful and make great housewarming or hostess gifts, and they’re a great way to play with patterns on a small scale.
It’s been a while since I checked in on Knit Picks’ 52 Weeks of Dishcloths, but if you’re keeping score it’s week 24, apparently. You can see all of the projects on their website; some are for crochet.
I really like the Firefly Dishcloth, which uses what in my head has always been butterfly stitch to make a fun textured pattern on the front.
Another fun one is the Quadrant, a great stash buster once you’ve knit a few other projects.
Do you knit washcloths or dishcloths? I’d love to hear about it!
[Photo via Knit Picks.]