I recall as a young wife and mother a wise woman advised me to always have ingredients on hand to be able to throw together a quick meal for the unexpected guest. Over the years I have also learned to have a gift box full of things that could be given as gifts for that unexpected event, birthday party, hostess gift, etc. A staple in my “Gift Box” is handmade dishcloths. I love making these and people seem to love receiving something handmade.
My quick-go-to pattern is what I call the Mormor’s Dishcloth Pattern. It’s a good knitting pattern for beginners. I came by this pattern from my grandma back in the ’90s. I have a photo copy of the pattern out of the August-September, 1991 “Best of Workbasket” magazine. How many of you out there have a collection of “Workbaskets?” I know my mother has a big box. The pattern is easy…
Mormor Dishcloth Pattern:
Yarn: worsted weight 100% cotton (common yarn used is “Sugar ‘n Cream” by Lily)
Needles: US 10 (You can be flexible here – there is no gauge required)
- Cast on 4 sts
- Row 1: K across
- Row 2: K 2, yo, k to end of row
- Repeat Row 2 until there are 43 sts on needle. (or less if you want to make is smaller)
- Next – Dec Rows: K 1, K 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k to end. Continue working dec row until 4 sts remain
- Last Row: K across 4 sts, bind off
Happy Knitting! Tell me what you like to give as a quick gift.
Entrepreneurship flows in Sonya’s blood. Some businesses include an artistic rubber stamp manufacturing business, opening and running a bed & breakfast and having a fabric and yarn shop. As a serial entrepreneur she loves to mentor and coach small businesses. She misses farm life, loves to travel and enjoys her husband, children, their spouses and of course the grandkids.