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Tutorial hand knit kitchen cloth

My workshop is wonderful but it does not have central heating , so during the winter months it is simply too cold to paint.  That is why I do more needle work (at home where it is warm) than furniture painting.  Just sit back and enjoy looking at  my recent needlework project:  Kitchen cloths!  Well, let me tell you: if you are planning to pick up knitting (again) please start with a small kitchen cloth.  First of all you can work with cotton yarn, nice yarn for beginners, and it really does not matter if you make a mistake.  Well, you cannot leave dropped stitches of course, but if you mixed up a knit stitch with a purl stitch..nobody will know!  I found plenty of free kitchen cloths knitting patterns online, and I actually made two (the red and white) from patterns from the internet.  If you feel you want to design a kitchen cloth..go ahead!  Just pick some interesting stitches or pattern and go ahead.  You will be surprised how quickly you are done and you can feel like a “designer”!  I designed the green cloth myself and will give you the tutorial.

Remember this picture in one of my earlier posts?  I was still working on it..

hand knit kitchen cloth


And here a picture of all three of them..finished!

hand knit kitchen cloths

Hand knit kitchen cloth


hand knit kitchen cloth


Following is a tutorial of the green kitchen cloth only.


I use regular kitchen cotton yarn (Lily sugar ‘n cream) and needle size US 7.


Binding off – casting on – knit stitch – purl stitch – weaving in yarn tails.  Length is approx. 28cm

Cast on 45 stitches.

Row 1:  *Purl 6, knit 3*  repeat from * to * to end of row

Row 2: *Purl 3,  knit 6* repeat from * to * to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 + 2  two more times

Row 7: *Knit 6, purl 3* repeat from * to * to end of row

Row 8: *Knit 3, purl 6* repeat from * to * to end of row

repeat row 7 + 8 one more time

Repeat rows 1 through 10 until work measure about 11″

When work is done weave end of yarn in and with contrasting color use single crochet around your cloth and make a loop of single chain stitches in a corner of your cloth.  Here is a picture of my kitchen cloth in green:

hand knit kitchen cloth

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