Modified Feather and Fan Dishcloth Pattern . I was about to gripe about how it’s Monday again, but then I realized it’s Tuesday. Nobody ever accused me of being excessively organized! The day has got a real “Monday” feel to it, so I’m going to just go with it. Today’s project is simple! If you’re an avid knitter of cloths, you may have seen or even made these before! The pattern repeat is only 4 rows. Two of those are Purl rows (yes, sorry, I know! ). There’s really only one “fancy” row and even that’s not too complicated. I needed to severely restock my own stash of cloths for the kitchen, so I made about 5 of these of the past week. Get your needles and yarn ready and let’s get to it! The original idea was found here. I do not claim to have been the first person to have come up with it .
What You’ll Need:
- Cotton or cotton blend yarn. One small ball will make more than one, depending on what needle size you are using.
- Knitting needle size of choice. I used size 4′s and my cloth came out to 7 and a half long and almost 8 inches wide. Larger needles will yield a larger cloth. Most people I see use a 6 or 7 needle for cloths. I’m just weird that way.
- scissors and yarn needle to weave in ends.
Let’s Make it! (unmodified feather and fan was found here)
- Cast on 42 stitches. (or a multiple of 18 + 6 for border)
- R0ws 1-3: Knit 3 rows of garter stitch (that just means to knit every row, if you didn’t know )
- Row 4: Knit every stitch across
- Row 5: Knit 3, Purl each stitch until you get to the last three stitches. Knit those.
- Row 6: Knit 3, *(K2tog ) 3 times. (YO, k1) 6 times. (K2tog ) 3 times. Repeat from * until you reach the last three stitches. Knit those three
- Row 7: knit 3, Purl each stitch until you get to the last three. Knit those.
- Repeat rows 4-7 until your cloth is as long as you want it. Make sure that on each row, you ALWAYS knit the first three stitches. This creates your cloth’s border.
- Knit 3 rows
- Bind off
- Weave in ends, block (or not) and enjoy!
Please do share your modified feather and fan cloths with me in the comments or on my Facebook Page. Like this project? Pin it to your Pinterest boards for safekeeping for later knitting. As always, happy crafting!
Lovely sites I’ve shared this pattern on:
- Mother’s Niche: All Things Thursday Blog Hop
- Hooking Up With House of Hepworths
- Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen: Weekend Inspiration Blog Hop
- Bewitch me Titi Link party!