Knit: Stag Horn Dishcloth

I’ll be honest, I’m having a bit of a dishcloth moment (those are words I never thought I’d write). Not only do they take so little time to complete, simple square dishcloths also let me try my hand at new techniques. The stag horn, for example, turned out to be extremely easy and yielded a really cool effect.

Staghorn Dish Cloth | Yarn, Things, Etc.

This cloth would work just as well in one colour, but my curiosity got the best of me and I had to work in a pink stripe. The pattern below accounts for the stripe so just ignore it if you prefer a solid fabric. Note that if you do try this pattern the finished cloth will not lie flat. The cables tend to pucker the centre, although that’s ok with me since it will be warped by dishwater anyways.

Staghorn Dish Cloth | Yarn, Things, Etc.

 

Stag Horn Dishcloth

Knit and Weave

Materials:

  • Cotton yarn
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Cable hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

** Completed referencing New Stitch a Day’s stag horn cable tutorial, which can be found here

  • P=Purl
  • K=Knit
  • C4B= Cable holding stitches to the back
  • C4F= Cable holding stitches to the front

Pattern:

Cast on 40 stitches

Rows 1-5: K

Row 7: K

Row 8: K4, P32, K4

Repeat rows 7 and 8 x2

Row 13: *K8, C4B, C4F, K8, C4B, C4F, K8

Row 14: K4, P32, K4

Row 15: K6, C4B, K4, C4F, K4, C4B, K4, C4F, K6

Row 16: K4, P32, K4

Row 17: K4, C4B, K8, C4F, C4B, K8, C4F, K4

Row 18: K4, P32, K4*

Repeat ** x2 in first colour (total of 30 rows)

Repeat ** x2 in second colour (12 rows for a total of 42)

Repeat ** x2 in first colour (12 rows for a total of 54)

Rows 55-60: K

Cast off on knit side

Weave ends with a tapestry needle

Happy knitting!

J

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2 thoughts on “Knit: Stag Horn Dishcloth

  1. I know what you mean! Kind of fun to work up a neat stitch pattern, and have a F.O. lickety split. I’ve always been a sponge girl in the kitchen, but I may have to convert. Yours turned out so pretty!

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