Over the summer, I decided to expand my crafty repertoire and explore the world of knitting. Although I’ve been handy with a crochet hook for years, my proficiency with knitting needles left much to be desired, which was a problem I very much wanted to remedy. So to teach myself how to knit properly, I decided to ease into it with a very small, simple pattern that required both knit and purl stitches: the Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Debbie Andriulli. To improve my skills, I knit one of these dishcloths every day for two weeks straight, and by the time I was done, I was ready for bigger and more complicated projects.
As a reward for my efforts, not only was I was much more confident with my knitting abilities, but I had several handmade dishcloths to give away to my friends and family for Christmas as well! And regarding the pattern, I can attest to the fact that it’s perfect for beginning knitters, and makes a really beautiful dishcloth that you will be proud to share with your loved ones. If you’re interested in learning to knit, or you just want a quick and beautiful project to make for gifts this Christmas, you can find the pattern for the Waffle Knit Dishcloth over on Debbie’s blog, Homespun Living.
To package my dishcloths, I have folded and stacked them in twos, securing them with a festive red ribbon. Attached to the ribbon are my personalized apple colored tags in the style Treasury from My Own Labels.