Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Zig-Zag Dishcloth (PATTERN)

I previously posted about the second set of dishcloths I made from Aunt Vi's yarn.  Today, I'd like to share the pattern I used for the "zig-zag" dishcloth.

You will need:

  • Scraps of yarn (about 50 yards)
  • Size 6 knitting needles
Directions:
  • Cast on stitches in a multiple of 6 (I used 36)
  • Row 1 (Base Row): (k3, p3) to end
    • (BEGIN LEFT-ANGLED ZIG-ZAG)
  • Row 2: k2, (p3, k3) to last 4 stitches, p3, k1
  • Row 3: p2, (k3, p3) to last 4 stitches, k3, p1
  • Row 4: (p3, k3) to end
  • Row 5: k1, (p3, k3) to last 5 stitches, p3, k2
  • Row 6:  p1, (k3, p3) to last 5 stitches, k3, p2
    • (END LEFT-ANGLED ZIG-ZAG)
  • Row 7 (Base Row): (k3, p3) to end
    • (BEGIN RIGHT-ANGLED ZIG-ZAG)
  • Row 8: p1, (k3, p3) to last 5 stitches, k3, p2
  • Row 9: k1, (p3, k3) to last 5 stitches, p3, k2
  • Row 10: (p3, k3) to end
  • Row 11: p2, (k3, p3) to last 4 stitches, k3, p1
  • Row 12: k2, (p3, k3) to last 4 stitches, p3, k1
    • (END RIGHT-ANGLED ZIG-ZAG)
  • Row 13 (Base Row): (k3, p3) to end
  • Repeat rows 2-13 as necessary.

As you can see in this pattern, you start with a base row (Rows 1, 7, and 13), then angle left for 5 rows, repeat the base row, angle right for 5 rows, and repeat the base row to start over again.

Hopefully this is clear and let me know how it goes!