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Diagonal Ribs Washcloth Free Knit Pattern

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Diagonal Ribs Dishcloth
designed by Kim Guzman © Sep. 2016 (design re-write from original publish of Jun. 1999)
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Technique: Knit


  • Red Heart Creme de la Creme, 100% combed cotton worsted weight yarn, 125 yds per 2.5 oz ball, shown in Brite Green and Brite Pink, about 50 yds used per cloth
  • Size 8 Needles


Approximately 7.5″


Gauge isn’t overwhelmingly crucial here as long as you like the fabric, drape and size of your cloth. If you want your cloth to be exactly the same as the one photographed, you’ll work in stitch pattern to a tension that achieves 16 sts for 24 rows to measure 4″.


This is my “go to” stitch pattern for mindless knitting. I love it for everything from washcloths to blankets to garments. Use multiples of 4 to work in stitch pattern with no selvedge.


Cast on 36.

Row 1: *K2, p2, rep from * to end.

Row 2: K1, *p2, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Row 3: *P2, k2, rep from * to end.

Row 4: P1, *k2, p2. Repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 7.5″, bind off in pattern, fasten off, weave in all ends securely.

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