I’ve been truly amazed by the popularity of the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern I’ve shared here. It just confirms my suspicion that I was attached to it for a reason – you don’t have to be a knitter to love knitted round dish cloths! Most of these are knit on two needles then seamed together for one half the diameter of the resulting circle. So, although they look difficult, they are most certainly not.
I recently spent some time knitting up some of the round cloths I’ve been meaning to get to. They’re so great to have on hand for hostess gifts – especially with the holidays right around the corner. Here’s a fun little round up of my favorites:
One Ounce Lacy Round Dishcloth is a pretty and easy little cloth. I like that it’s smaller and has a simple lace border with lots of points. Kind of reminds me of eyelet lace. And it truly does only take one ounce!
The Sunburst Dishcloth is one of the larger cloths I’ve made. It’s generous in size and uses a new-to-me technique for a chained edge that gives a nice finished look.
The Knitted Lacey Round is absolutely gorgeous! Similar to the last, it has a wider lace edge that is just stunning in variegated yarns.
I just dampened mine and patted it out gently after knitting, but if you blocked it more seriously, you could really open up that lace.
For less lace, I really love the Picot Swirl Cloth. It’s simple and sweet – one of my new favorites for the kitchen.
And finally, the Pi Dishcloth sure is easy and fast. You can make it as large as you’d like using the concepts of a Pi Shawl. It’s super cute in stripey cotton and since it’s worked in the round, there’s no seaming required!
A word about seaming: I’ve heard so many people say it’s a pain and they hate it so much that they’ll go so far as to not make anything that requires seaming. I’ve found that learning the correct way to seam an item makes all the difference in the look of the finished product and it’s not difficult to learn. Check out this knitty article that discusses seaming with mattress stitch for stockinette and garter. Since I took the time to teach myself the correct method, I’ve been much happier with my finished items!
As a Mom, I feel it’s only my duty to tell you that anything worth doing is worth doing right. Where have you heard that before?