Knitted Corded Rib Dishcloth

by Daisy

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Another 36 stitch cloth, suitable for continuous knitting in strips and combining with other strips for a blanket.

This pattern is subtly suggestive of cabling without any actual cabling.

Yarn: Dishcloth cotton such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

Needles: Size 6 or whatever gauges best for you and your dishcloths

Pattern stitch:

CR2F: K 2nd st on LHN tfl, then K first st and slip both off LHN.

Cast on 36.

Knit all for three rows, then,

Row 1 (RS): K3, *P2, CR2F, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

Row 2 & all WS rows: K3, *P4, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: K3, *P2, K1, CR2F, K1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 5: K3, *P2, K2, CR2F, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Repeat until square or desired length.

K all 3 rows.

Bind off.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Turtles To Start April 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

Thanks for the pattern. I’ve been wanting to make some dishcloths that are remotely attractive!

Sheila May 14, 2010 at 7:27 am

I love the look of this pattern but I do not know what the symbols mean. The following got me puzzled:
CR2F LHN WS (could it mean wrong side?)


Tomato Lady May 14, 2010 at 8:22 am

Hi Sheila–Yes, you’re right, WS means ‘wrong side.” CR2F refers to ‘K 2nd st on LHN tfl, then K first st and slip both off LHN.’ So every time you see CR2F, then do that procedure (K 2nd st on LHN tfl, then K first st and slip both off LHN).
LHN means ‘left hand needle.”
If this is still confusing, just holler back and we’ll work it out together.
Let me just write out the CR2F without the terminology and see if that helps:
Knit the second stitch on the left hand needle through the front of the loop, then knit the first stitch and slip both off the left hand needle.

Janet May 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Thanks for the straight English, I was completely confused.

jennie July 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

knit corded rib dishcloth
Is row 3 correct?when i do the last cr2f knit 1 I now have 5 sts left. I know I have to knit the last 3 sts but whats with the 2 sts? i still have my 36 sts so I know there is something i am doing wrong. I have taken this row out so many times and I still end up with 5 sts at the end.

Daisy July 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

jennie–Oh dear. I am so sorry. There was a typo. It should read P2 instead of P3. I’ve corrected it. Thank you so much for pointing this out!

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