This pattern is inspired by our first decent year for blackberries. Now, I know blackberries aren’t exactly purple, but I found this shade of Soft Violet (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream) particularly fetching, and it is in the arena of blackberry-color. It looks blue in the photos, but it is violet in person. I also love the Hot Purple and this delicious Black Currant shade. The “blackberries” are nice and scrubby. In a gift basket with a jar of blackberry preserves, perhaps?
This has not been test-knit by anyone besides me. Let me know if you see any mistakes.
I used size 6 circular needles, but you can use straights in whatever size you prefer for working with dishcloth cotton.
Rows 1-4: K
Row 5: [RS] K4, *[K1, YO, K1] into next st, P3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 6: K4, *P3tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 7: K4, *P3, [K1, YO, K1] into next st, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 8: K4, *K3, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
Rep rows 5-8 nine more times, or until desired size.
K 4 more rows for border.
Here it is hanging out on its namesake: