The first entry of the Great Washcloth Challenge is in! I am going to go along and assume it’s legal for me to tell you the date/name of each pattern, since I’m not telling you how to do them. Also, apologies in advance. I’m not very good with my lightbox, as you probably know, and these are white washcloths. I’ll try not to blind you.
Pattern: January 1 (Basket Rib)
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colorway White, approximately 39 grams/69 yards.
Timeline: 3.3.14 – 3.4.14
Needles: Bamboo straights, US size 5
Opinions: This was a fairly simple, easy-to-remember stitch that I think works well for a washcloth. The “baskets” are essentially small squares that seem like they’d do a good job scrubbing. It’s visually striking. I would use this pattern again.
My Modifications: I aim to keep these as consistent in size as possible. To that end, I cast on 41 stitches, and did 3 knit stitches on each side. I did 5 rows of garter stitch on the bottom, but forgot and only did 3 on top. There are 64 actual pattern rows, for a total of 72 rows.