Smaller Short Row Dishcloth

with perfectly placed kitchener graft

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Materials

Worsted weight cotton

Size 7 needles

Darning needle

Once I’ve washed these they come out about 7 inches across.

Basic Pattern

Cast on 12 stitches

  1. Knit
  2. K3, YO, K7
  3. Turn, Slip1 and knit back
  4. K3, YO, K6
  5. Turn, Slip1 and knit back
  6. K3, YO, K5
  7. Turn, Slip1 and knit back
  8. Cast off 3 stitches, knit to end of row
  9. Turn and knit back (no slipped stitch)

Repeat rows 2-9 15 more times. Cut a long tail to stitch together the beginning and ending edges and then run through the bumps of the stitches around the center hole and cinch it up. Weave in the ends around and around through the center stitches. 

For a perfectly placed kitchener graft

Start with a provisional cast on and skip row 1. On the last repeat stop on row 8 after casting off the first three stitches. Then put the first row of stitches back on another needle and kitchener stitch the two sides (there should be 12 stitches on each side).

To kitchener stitch in garter stitch, which is a little different than doing it in stockinette, start by cutting the yarn about 4 times as long as the length to be stitched together. Hold the needles next to each other and using a darning needle, run the yarn through the first stitch on the needle closest to you pearlwise. Then run it through the first stitch on the back needle pearlwise.

Then:

  1. Run the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle knitwise and slip that stitch off the needle. Then run the yarn through the next stitch on the front needle pearlwise.
  2. Run the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle knitwise and slip that stitch off the needle. Then run the yarn through the next stitch on the back needle pearlwise.

Repeat 1 and 2 until all stitches are off the needles.

Here’s a YouTube video from KnittingHelp.com to get an idea of what this looks like.

Run the leftover tail through the bumps of the stitches around the center hole and cinch it up.  Then you can weave in the ends around and around through the stitches in the center.

You are welcome to distribute this pattern and use the ideas included and gift or sell whatever you make from it. But if you distribute it, please do so as a whole, with attribution and this info included. Thanks!

Creative Commons License
This work by Suzanne Lander is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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