I told you a couple of weeks ago that I’m taking part in the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop, an almost year-long project where a group of knitting designers and special guests are sharing patterns for knit washcloths/dishcloths each week.
It’s my turn to share, and my project for the month is a two-color Moss Stitch washcloth.
I love Moss Stitch because it’s just slightly more entertaining than ribbing, being worked with a shift every two rows.
When you add a color switch, it makes a pattern that’s much more dynamic and looks a lot more complex than it is.
I worked mine to a size of 12 inches square, but the other great thing about this pattern is that it works on any even number of stitches, so you can easily adjust up or down if you like a cloth of different sizes.
I used two colors of Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (thanks to Lion Brand for sponsoring the blog hop!) but you can use any 100 percent cotton yarn you like.
Two-Color Moss Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern
1 skein each two colors medium weight cotton yarn (I used Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in Cayenne and Blueberry); you’ll need about half a skein or 50 yards of each
pair of size 7 US/4.5 mm knitting needles
Gauge is not critical but I got 18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in Moss Stitch.
Finished cloth measures 12 inches square.
Decide which color you want to use first and cast on 54 stitches.
Working in color A, *k1, p1. Repeat from * across.
Repeat this row.
Change to color B. *P1, k1. Repeat from * across.
Repeat this row.
Repeat these 4 rows, changing colors every right-side row, until piece measures 12 inches/30.5 cm. Do not cut the yarn between uses, just allow it to hang on the side and pick up the yarn when you need it again. Bind off in the last color you used. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
More Free Washcloth Patterns
Because I’m rounding out the month, several blog hop patterns have already been published, so go check them out for more inspiration:
Double Andalusian Stitch Washcloth — The Underground Crafter
Garter Ridge Stitch Dishcloth — The Underground Crafter
Garter Chevron Washcloth — Stitches N Scraps