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In this FREE washcloth knitting pattern, I’m using alternating twists to create the “cables.” This yarn is super soft, which makes a great washcloth for a baby shower gift. :)



Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Bonus: Checklist, Video



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}



Yarn Weight: Bulky Cotton

Yardage: 55 – 65 yards {50 – 60 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks, Billow, Color: Sage

Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles

Extras: Cable Needle



Measurements: 9″ x 9 1/2″ {23cm x 24cm}

Gauge: 18 STS & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square {knit flat in the pattern below}

Weight: 1.6oz {50g}



Not reversible.

The CO edge is the width.

Knit using the Alternating Twists Knit Stitch.

I was a little worried about trying this yarn because of the reviews.

I’m so glad that I decided to try it!

It’s so soft! I love that it’s bulky.

It’s easy on my hands and it makes for a quick knit.

Perfect yarn for a baby washcloth!




Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 37 STS {CO in increments of 9 +10}

Row 1 {WS}: P4, K2 *P3, K1, P3, K2* P4

Row 2 {RS}: P4 *P2, K3, P1, K3* P6

Row 3 {WS}: Repeat row 1

Row 4 {RS}: Repeat row 2

Row 5 {WS}: Repeat row 1

Row 6 {RS}: P4 *P2, WYIB S1PW, K2, P1, K2, WYIB S1PW* P6

Row 7 {WS}: P4, K2 *WYIF S1PW, P2, K1, P2, WYIF S1PW, K2* P4

Row 8 {RS}: P4 *P2, drop Sl St off needle to front of work, K2, pick up dropped stitch and knit it, P1, WYIB slip next 2 STS, drop Sl St off needle to front of work, slip same 2 STSback onto LH needle, pick up dropped ST and knit it, K2* P6

Row 9 {WS}: Repeat row 1

Row 10 {RS}: Repeat row 2

Repeat rows 5-10, 6 more times for a total of 7 cables

To end:

Row 47: Repeat row 1

Row 48: Repeat row 2

Row 49: Repeat row 1

Row 50: BO in the row 2 pattern

Weave in the ends.

Blocking is optional, but it helps square it up and even out the stitches.



* – * – repeat between * to end of round

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

LH – left hand

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

RS – right side

S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise

Sl St – slip stitch

ST – stitch

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side

WYIB – with yarn in back

WYIF – with yarn in front


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{FREE} Washcloth Knitting Pattern : Jovial