Friday, November 30, 2012

Knitting Project: Zig Zags Dishcloth

Yep, another dishcloth pattern! I guess they're kinda my thing.


These are so quick and simple to make and people honestly love them. These are my absolute best sellers, year after year.

I recently posted a similar pattern, the Chevrons Dishcloth, based on a stitch that I learned from a knitting encyclopedia. This Zig Zag dishcloth has a more compact design, and the line runs vertically through the piece, rather than horizontally. 


Not that it'll set the world on fire, but I'm proud to say that this stitch pattern is a GGG original. So, enjoy. Happy knitting!

Zig Zags Dishcloth

*Cast on 36
Rows 1 & 2 – K all sts
Row 3 – K2 *K3, P1* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 4 – K2 *P1, K1, P2* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 5 – K2 *K1, P1, K2* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 6 – K2 *P3, K1* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 7 – K2 *P1, K3* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 8 – K2 *P2, K1, P1* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 9 – K2 *K2, P1, K1* to last 2 sts, K2
Row 10 - K2 *K1, P3* to last 2 sts, K2
Repeat rows 3-10 until desired length is reached, less two rows.
Last 2 rows – K all sts.
Bind off loosely.

If you find any errors or have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. If you want to forgo the knitting and buy some finished dishcloths, you can find me on Etsy as Postmodern Milkmaid, or shoot me an email/leave a comment and I'll hook you up! ;)


  1. Needle size ? Can this be a project for a beginner?

    1. I used a size 7 needle, but depending on the yarn you use, you might bump that up or down a size to get the right gauge. ;)

      I would think that this would work just fine for a beginning knitter, as it's really just knit & purl stitches - nothing fancy. Good luck!