A couple of days ago, my cotton worsted yarn was calling.
Instead of the usual dishcloths, I decided to knit washcloths. You know, the kind that are often referred to as spa washcloths. Many patterns for spa washcloths use garter stitch, which makes a good scrubbing surface.
However, it’s not as fancy as I wanted.
I like the two colors of a Ballband dishcloth. And making one the opposite or negative of the other economically uses 2 small balls of cotton yarn almost completely.
The top and bottom have a nice border, but the sides look irregular and unfinished.
The knitting instructions give an option for crocheting a border. Part of me has always wanted to find a satisfactory knitted border option. Somehow the crocheted border still looks unfinished to me. Or maybe sometimes I just like to make a 100% knitted item. Just because. 😉
I’ve been reading Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop. And her I-cord instructions seemed just right. She even provides instructions for how to turn an outside corner!
So, I combined the knitting instructions: putting an I-cord border on a Ballband dishcloth.
And the result is a spa washcloth:
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