Knit Dishcloths: A Great Choice for Summer

knit the firefly dishcloth from knit picksIf 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.]


  1. Amy McGlynn says

    I knit them for my daughter to clean my grandson’s face and hands after eating. The soft but nubbly texture sweeps away the mess.


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