Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn to make a stack of simple knitted washcloths
Don’t let your beauty regime become routine. Make like the pampered dames and dolls of the 1940s and knit a swell washcloth. Rosy cheeks will be yours with this clever knitted texture, and extra-soft yarn. Make a stack for a different colour every day.
You will need:
■ Jil Eaton Cottontail in Lime. Or, try Debbie Bliss Cotton DK in Avocado.
■ One pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles
■ Stitch marker
■ Tapestry needle
18 x 18cm (7 x 7″)
Garter stitch Knit every row
Cast on 31 sts and then k 6 rows in garter stitch.
Row 7: K 4 sts, place marker for garter stitch border, k to last four st, place marker, k last 4 sts.
Row 8: K 4, p to marker, k 4.
Row 9: K 4, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to marker, k 4.
Row 10: K 4, p to marker, k 4. Repeat these 4 Rows until your piece measures 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7”).
Finish with 6 rows of garter stitch for the border.
Cast off. Weave in all ends. Scrub a dub dub right away to try it out!