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Waffle Knit Dishcloths

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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.

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Lindsay is a writer/blogger from Oregon who loves crafting, cooking, gardening, and simple living. You can find her writing about all of this and more on her blog A Wooden Nest.


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  1. Lindsay, luv u’r Waffle Knit Dishcloths, i’d like to learn how make them alittle bigger, to hold/place
    hot casserole dishes on..maybe if i start in Jan. i can have some made for next Christmas..hee..hee..
    great job/idea..
    Merry Christmas..

  2. Sarah,

    This pattern would be really easy to enlarge, I think. I hope you give it a try!

    Merry Christmas!
    Lindsay

  3. Any chance I can buy a pair of those waffle knit dish cloths?

  4. Hey Rob,

    Unfortunately, I don’t sell dishcloths, but the pattern is totally free if you know anyone who knits. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Lindsay

  5. Thanks Lindsay, I will contact a friend. Perhaps you can tell me the type of yarn you used. I really like how yours turned out. I went on the Lion website and can’t seem to find it. Any help would be appreciated.

    rob

  6. Hey Rob,

    The yarn I used for this is called Lion Brand Cotton Solid. Unfortunately, I had trouble finding it on their site, too, so it may be discontinued (though you still might be able to find it at craft stores). If you want something that’s really similar, try Lily Sugar ‘N Cream. They have a website (http://www.yarnspirations.com/lily-sugar-n-cream), or are usually available in craft stores too.

    Hope that helps!
    Lindsay

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