I was talking to my husband about dishcloths last week, because I do that to him. Poor man. Anyway, I was discussing my dishcloth hopes and plans and he asked "What do you do when you run out of dishcloth patterns?"
I didn't tell him that it's impossible to run out of dishcloth patterns, even without the glorious benefit of the Internet. Instead, I just told him that I would buy a new pattern book if I ran out of patterns to knit and crochet.
I had knit a couple of the dishcloth patterns earlier in the year, and I loved them. So why not make another? So that's what I did.
This is the Small Basket dishcloth, and it calls for a medium weight cotton yarn and a Size 6 needle. The end result is a dishcloth that's approximately 8" x 8" and full of lovely weaviness. Maybe "weaviness" isn't a word. Whatever. I love basket patterns in knitting, and I don't remember why I never got around to making this. It's fantastic!
I took stock of my dishcloth inventory last week and realized I only had about 27 dishcloths for gifts. I was a little surprised, but then I remembered that a bundle of 3 dishcloths is my favorite hosting gift/birthday gift/wedding present. So that explains the near-shortage. But now I have this in the stash as well!
It's a good one.