Are you a beginner knitter? I have been upping my knitting game, and if you, too, would like to work on your bi-stitchual fiber skills, this new, free, beginner-friendly knit washcloth pattern will be perfect for you! I am calling this one the Beehive Washcloth because it uses the Beehive Waffle Knit Stitch.
Beehive Washcloth Knit Pattern
No matter if I am crocheting or knitting, I love to make washcloths when learning new stitches. Even if I mess it up, I’ve still got a usable item for the kitchen, or a dust rag, or a coaster, or a face cloth! Function over form, so to speak.
What I love about this cloth is the texture created with the ups and downs. By making the Knit 1 Below (k1b) stitches going into the row below as well as the current row, we get such an amazing texture and a plush fabric. This would be such a fun stitch set to use for a textured baby blanket with a nice bulky weight yarn and big ol’ knitting needles.
Knit 1 below: Insert needle from front to back into the st one row directly below and the stitch you would have been knitting in.
I am using Dishie cotton yarn from WeCrochet. This is my new favorite cotton and I use it for so many different things.
Dishie Cotton (approx. 60 yards)
Size 6 needles (4mm)
Finished Dimensions: Approx. 8.5″ square
Gauge: 14 knit sts and 26 rows = 4″ (11 cm)
Use long tail cast on, cast on 31 sts.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: K1, * k1b, k1 * repeat between * * to end.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: K1, * k1, k1b * repeat to last 2 sts, K2.
Repeat rows 1 – 4 until piece is square, ending on a row 2. Cast off. Weave in all ends.
I hope you’ll continue with me along this knitting journey. As I have said before, I am not a pro – yet! – but I do enjoy a challenge and working on my tension and even stitching is the priority for right now. I’ll continue learning new knit stitch sets and we will continue making new washcloths together as we grow our abilities – together! ♥