This pattern is kid-tested.
However, I don’t mean a child knitted it, or a child washed dishes with it. I mean I’ve knitted it while kids were tugging on the tail of it, trying to make off with the yarn ball, lying across my 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.
Work it 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!
LHITS Knitted Dishcloth Patterns: Ramen Noodle
Yarn: cotton worsted (I used natural/ecru from Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)
Needles: size 6 needles(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.
For 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.
Dishcloths are one of my go-to-gifting staples. And of all my knitted dishcloth patterns, this one gets the most repeat appearances. I like to get this BIG cone of ecru Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and just knit off a ton of these throughout the year. In the meantime, I collect them in a neatly folded pile in a cabinet. When an occasion arises, I grab one out of the cabinet, pair it with a bar of homemade soap, add a cute fabric ribbon, and I have a little homemade gift ready to go. I’ve used these for teacher gifts, last-minute hostess gifts, and holiday/birthday presents. Handy pandy.
Here it is in red, looking less noodle-y:
To see more of our knitted dishcloth patterns, click HERE.
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