I decided I wanted to start knitting using the basic knit stitch which is also known as the garter stitch. When most people start knitting they typically start off by knitting a dishcloth or washcloth as these are very quick to knit and super easy.
I decided I needed to pick up some yarn because all of the yarn I own is made with acrylic. I went to my local Walmart because I didn’t have time to make it to the local yarn stores I usually shop at. I could only find one brand of 100% cotton yarn, which was the brand peaches and cream.
I recommend 100% cotton yarn because it will be less likely to shrink when washing as with some of the acrylic yarns.
This was my first time working with cotton yarn. I loved that it was less likely to fuzz up like acrylic yarn and I didn’t have to worry about accidentally breaking the yarn. I really enjoyed it and absolutely love the bright colors. I ended up buying almost every color they had with plans to make many different wash cloths with different patterns. I’m still a beginner knitter so I’m not sure how many different patterns I’ll really be able to create but I look forward to trying out different things. I hope you all come along with me on this journey.
If you’re interested in learning how I created this dishcloth please continue reading for the pattern. I also have a video tutorial below.
100% cotton yarn
Cast on 40 stitches
Knit all stitches until you reach a square shape. You can knit to your desired length.
Use the yarn needle to weave in the tails.