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Lacy Diamonds Dishcloth

August 22, 2009

One of my favorite lace cloths, this pattern is delicate in appearance, but still able to do the job.  In my opinion, lace cloths dry quicker after use. An important consideration when your summers are humid.

After I came up with this dishcloth, I found that there are other Lacy Diamond Dishcloths available.  I guess great minds think alike.  In any event, this is my version.

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Using the recommended needle size of 6, this pattern will make a cloth about 7 ½” by 7 ½”.  You can have a larger cloth by using a larger needle.  Note you will also require a bit more yardage.

Materials:

Size 6 needles

45 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton

Cast on 31 stitches (Note: You can make a larger or smaller cloth by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of 6.)

Knit 4 rows for bottom border.

Begin the Lacy Diamonds pattern.  You will always be knitting the first 3 and last 3 stitches as a garter stitch border.

Lacy Diamonds Pattern:

Multiples of 6+1

1st row (right side): K3, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog tbl; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.

2nd and every even row: K3, purl across to last 3 stitches, k3.

3rd row:  K3, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, [sl 1] twice, k1, p2sso; repeat from * to last 8 stitches, yo, k3, yo, k2tog tbl, k3.

5th row:  K3, *k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.

7th row:  K5, *yo, [sl 1] twice, k1, p2sso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 8 sts, yo, [sl 1] twice, k1, p2sso, yo, k5.

8th row: K3, purl across to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat these 8 rows another 4 times.

Knit 5 rows and bind off loosely.  (I used a size 10 needle to ensure this.)

Lightly block if desired.

A PDF file for this pattern can be downloaded here.

Copyright Nettie DiLorenzo 2009

https://nettieknits1.wordpress.com or Ravelry: Nettieknits

All rights reserved.  Permission to reproduce is required.

One of my favorite lace cloths, this pattern is delicate in appearance, but still able to do the job. In my opinion, lace cloths dry quicker after use. An important consideration when your summers are humid.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sheryl permalink
    December 6, 2009 3:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing. It is lovely. I think it would make a pretty scarf, too.

  2. July 31, 2011 9:54 pm

    Very lovely pattern. May I have permission to use it to make washcloths to sell to a local bed & breakfast for it to use in its rooms, not to resell?

  3. Nettie permalink*
    August 6, 2011 12:35 pm

    Hi, You have my permission to use my pattern for this purpose. Please don’t represent the pattern as your own but otherwise good luck with it and I am very happy that you like it. Regard, Nettie

  4. January 13, 2013 2:29 pm

    My brother found your blog kind of funny (not in a bad way) but I don’t know why… 🙂 Keep publishing. Yeah.

  5. February 8, 2013 3:51 am

    These are really pretty….and lovely too!

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