In issue 81 Rachel Atkinson rediscovers the joys of raised stitches to create highly textured fabrics… perfect for her new washcloth design!
"I adore making washcloths; they are an instant gratification project and not only do they have a finished purpose, they are also the perfect way to try out new stitches. There is a stack of fresh cloths tucked away in my cupboard which I gift throughout the year with a bar of soap, or use them when wrapping a chocolate gift."
Luxury Spa Cloths
Use simple raised stitches to hook these classic washcloths. Find the full pattern in issue 81, along with Rachel's monthly column.
● Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton, 100% cotton, 100g/137m/150yds
Shade: Bone 80 x 1 skein for each cloth
● 5mm & 5.5mm hooks
● Yarn needle
You can use any worsted weight cotton to achieve a similar effect.
Finished washcloths are 24 x 24cm/9½ x 9½in.
Rachel Atkinson is a crochet designer and technical editor. Find her online at www.mylifeinknitwear.com and on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as Knittingtastic.
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