Alternating Diagonals Dishcloth
The Alternating Diagonals dishcloth pattern is another great choice for practicing knit and purl stitches. New knitters often email me asking my opinion on which dishcloth patterns are best for the beginner. To that question, I always choose stitch patterns that have a good balance between the knits and purls; the Alternating Diagonals dishcloth has just that. I believe it’s a great way to learn to bring your yarn back, for the knits and bringing the yarn forward to purl. With that being said, take a look at the Alternating Diagonals dishcloth photos above and you will see exacting what I am referring to. Also, I absolutely love how the Stockinette stitches pop while the Reverse Stockinette recedes into the background.
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The Alternating Diagonals pattern repeat is included in the pattern. I try to provide that info to encourage you to go deeper into the water. Get creative and use the pattern stitch to work up a few other items. To date, I have used this stitch pattern for not only dishcloths but for tea towels and baby blankets as well.
For example, a fellow knitter, Ana, wrote to tell me she used the pattern to design throw pillows for her living room. She sent me a photo of the two lovely pillows she worked up using the Alternating Diagonals pattern stitch. They are gorgeous and she used fabulous colorways.
Materials I used:
Lily/Sugar’n Cream. Color #01628/Hot Orange – 1 skein.
Size US6 (4mm) knitting needles.
20sts/4″ in the Alternating Diagonals stitch pattern.
♥ As are all my knitting patterns; this pattern has been test knit twice and both professionally copy and tech edited for accuracy. I am happy to help. You can always contact me if you have any questions along the way.
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