How to Knit Dishcloths
All levels | 12 min 44 sec
Knitting a Linen Dishcloth
A dishcloth knitted with pure linen transforms an ordinary rag into a luxurious textile. Wendy Bernard demonstrates how to work with linen yarn to create a washcloth with an i-cord loop for hanging. The linen fiber resists mildew, is great for scrubbing, and gets softer with every use. This quick knitting project is a fun way to try out new stitch patterns—several of which are included in the PDF. Make a stack to give as a gift, or keep them for your own daily use.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Quince & Co. Sparrow (100% organic linen / 186 yards / 50 grams): 1 hank per washcloth
  • Needles
  • One pair straight or circular knitting needles US Size 3 (3.25mm)
  • Two double point needles (dpn) US Size 3 (3.25mm) 
  • Notions
  • Stitch Markers, tapestry needle
  • Gauge
  • 28 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch
Learn how to:
  • Create a linen dishcloth using Garter stitch
  • Join new colors to create a striped pattern
  • Carry up yarn colors along the edge
  • Work an i-cord loop
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to work with linen yarn to create a washcloth with an i-cord loop for hanging
  • 2 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern ($8 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Wendy Bernard
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
252 users recommended this class to a friend
Her explanation of knitting the I-cord was very clear.
March 21
Teresa Morrison
Very interesting and I will try a linen dishcloth.
January 7, 2023
Maria Conti
Great project with great explanation!
More than 3 months ago