Yarn: 1 x 50g ball 8ply cotton (you will not need a whole ball - somewhere between 25g and 35g depending on the brand) .
Notions: 1 darning needle for the endy bits.
Tension: Only if you've left it until the last minute. No, really, tension is not that important.This wash cloth will take about 3 hours to knit.
Finished size: About 22cm x 22cm (8.5" x 8.5")
Cast on 48 stitches.
Knit 6 rows.
Begin chevron lace pattern
Row 1: K4, *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 2: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3: K3, *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 4: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3
Repeat these 4 rows until piece is about 1 pattern repeat shy of square - I did 14 pattern repeats on some and 15 on others because the cotton knitted differently.
Knit 6 rows.
Darn in ends and give it a bit of a tug to square it up.
Things you might like to know about how I knitted this pattern.
- I used a cable cast on, you can use whatever method you prefer.
- I slip the first stitch of each row knit-wise because I like the little bump on the edge. If you like a smooth, chain edge, slip the first stitch of each row purl-wise.
- To avoid the little loop that sometimes forms on the last stitch of the cast off, knit into the stitch below and voila!, no loop.
- Sometimes I only knitted 5 rows at the end to make sure the piece was reasonably square.