This pattern is kid-tested.
I don’t mean a child knitted it, or a child washed dishes with it. I mean it’s easy enough that it can be knitted while kids are tugging on the tail of the knitting, trying to make off with the yarn ball, lying across your lap, and asking repeatedly why they can’t play with the tapestry needle. Which is a good thing because as hot as it is, this is the time to start Christmas knitting.
It’s worked in a simple (double) moss stitch with a three stitch garter border.
Oh, and the name–when some of you saw this when we featured it during our soap ‘n cloth giveaway you thought it looked like a cake of uncooked ramen noodles. I had to agree! Ha!
Yarn: cotton worsted (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream natural/ecru)
Needles: size 6 (or your preferred dishcloth needles)
Cast on 32 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit all.
Row 4: K3, *K2, P2, rep from * to last 5 sts., K5.
Row 5: K 3, *P2, K2, rep from * to last 5 sts, P2, K3.
Row 6: As row 5.
Row 7: As row 4.
Repeat rows 4-7, ten times or until desired length.
Knit all three more rows.
Bind off. Cut yarn. Sew in ends.
I like to get this cone of ecru Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and just knit off a ton of these throughout the year. I collect them in a neatly folded pile in a cabinet and I can grab one, pair it with a bar of homemade soap, add a fabric ribbon, and have a little homemade gift ready for teacher gifts, last-minute hostess gifts, or holiday and birthday presents. Handy pandy. I also use these needles. I love circulars and I love bamboo, too, and these are a great size for dishcloths. I sometimes use size 7 for dishcloths as well.
Here it is in red, looking less noodle-y: