Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Organizing- not so much- Knitting -- that's more like it!

Can I just say I think I know how you are feeling, if you are trying to get organized? Work!!! This is really a lot of work!! At least for me, getting organized is not fun, (and I am all about having fun) while you are working to get organized, but after you are organized in an area, it is very fulfilling!!!

I rewarded me with a little knitting time and now I am going to reward you, if you are interested in knitting. with a FREE pattern for a knit dish cloth.

(insert shameless plug here) --> I am listing some sets of 100% cotton cloths on my Etsy site today. SO... If you don't knit and want to try these cloths you can come shop with me. Let me know in the comments you read about them in my blog, and I will include 1 additional knit cloth at no additional charge to you. (think to self... "that was a smooth shameless plug for your knitting shop on Etsy")

I absolutely love hand knit wash cloths! I do not use anything else. They are perfect for the kitchen and the bathroom. I love to use these 100% cotton hand knit cloths for several purposes; dishes, counter tops, stove top, etc, because it scrubs and cleans without scratching the surfaces. I also use these to wash my face, because it scrubs but is not abrasive.

Enough rambling. On to the knitting. Pictures first...

I like to use 100% cotton when I am knitting up these cloths. for the multi colored cloth, I used little bits that I had leftover from other projects and I really like that cloth the best. I am going to use this during the month of April it reminds me of Easter and spring.

This is really very easy to knit and can be completed in about an hour. The finished cloth measures approximately 8X8. I used size 7 US needles and as always for cloths, worsted weight 100% cotton.
It is after all just a wash cloth so gauge is not really that important, but the gauge for this cloth is: 4 sts X 6 rows = 1 inch

Cast on 33 stitches
Every row until piece measures approximately 8 inches: K1, P1, across to last stitch, K1
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Voila!!

See... I told you this was easy, and quick. It is really mindless. You can knit these up give them as gifts, use them yourself or sell them. I did think up this particular pattern ans write it down so I do own the copyright, but I mean really. Anyone could think up this simple little cloth pattern and I wanted to share with my followers and reading friends.

Have fun and enjoy!!

More organizing tips/secrets tomorrow.


  1. I cleaned up the office last week... a week later it looks much the same as it did before the cleaning session... I think this is why I do this so seldom!
    have fun with the knitting : )

  2. I've always liked seed stitch dishcloths. They are good for scrubbing.


  3. Sarah - I totally understand where you are coming from. I have several more days of posting about getting organized and staying organized. I woudl love to hear from you again during this series.

    Sarah - I agree with you. They make great scrubbies and don't scratch the surfaces.