If you haven't noticed by now, I love to knit. One of my favorite projects is a simple wash cloth. It is relatively quick and is easy enough for a beginner. These wash cloths make wonderful gifts. I've given away quite a few of them and some recipients use them as dish rags, some for bathing and some use them as pot holders. They are versatile little goobers!
Here is the pattern:
You will need size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn. My favorite is Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn - but feel free to use your favorite cotton worsted weight yarn.
Cast on 40 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * across to last 2 stitches. Knit those last two.
Row 4: Knit 2, *knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * across to last 2 stitches. Knit those last two.
Those first four rows are the basic pattern for this wash cloth. Now just repeat rows 1-4 until your cloth is square. It will be around 8 inches by 8 inches depending on how tight/lose of a knitter you are. When you bind off, make sure you end on row 4 (bind off with row 4).
And that's it! Enjoy!