Free Knitting Pattern: Spa-Riffic Wash Cloth

There’s still plenty of time to join our Spring Home Decor KAL/CAL here on Ravelry! Today, we share a free knitted wash cloth pattern you can knit up in a jiffy using your favorite cotton yarn for your chance to win one of our fabulous KAL prizes. We also have a special bonus giveaway just for our blog readers (keep reading for more on that!).

If you prefer not to work two strands of a fingering weight yarn together in your project, you can substitute in a single strand of worsted weight cotton to make an equally lovely wash cloth.

Spa-Riffic Wash Cloth
By Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter
Finished measurements: approx. 10.5” square

Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches St St

  • US 8 Needles (single point or fixed circular; cloth is worked flat)
  • 1 skein Kraemer Patti Yarn (100% US Organic Combed Cotton, fingering weight, 350 yards/100g), split into two balls and held double throughout
  • Darning needle
  • Blocking Mats
  • Knit Blockers

To make cloth:
CO 46 sts.

Work 6 rows garter stitch (knit every row).

Begin Patt Stitch:

Row 1 (RS): K3, *K5, P5, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 2 (WS): K7, *P5, K5, repeat from * to last 9 sts, P5, K4.
Row 3: K3, P2, *K5, P5, repeat from * to last 11 sts, K5, P3, K3.
Row 4: K5, *P5, K5, repeat from * to last 11 sts, P5, K6.
Row 5: K3, P4, *K5, P5, repeat from * to last 9 sts, K5, P1, K3.
Row 6: K3, *P5, K5, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Repeat Rows 1-6 a total of 10 times, or until cloth has reached desired length.

Work 6 rows garter stitch (knit every row). Bind off.

Weave in ends and wash with your favorite fiber wash. We recommend using Knitter’s Pride Blocking Mats and Knit Blockers to block to finished measurements like so:

Allow to dry, then enjoy during your next spa day!

We have a special BONUS giveaway, just for our blog readers! Leave a comment on this post telling us what project you plan to knit or crochet for our Spring Home Decor KAL/CAL for your chance to win the yarn & needles to knit this wash cloth pattern! Be sure to also mention your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can notify you if you’ve won.

We’ll randomly select 1 lucky winner to announce in this Ravelry thread on Friday, June 2. Good luck!  

ETA: We have a winner, congratulations to Raveler knit-frog-knit!

Join Our Spring Home Decor KAL/CAL!

With Spring and Summer comes warmer weather, and the desire to knit or crochet cozy woolens is gone. You don’t need to put down your hooks or needles though, it’s time to make home decor!

From now until June 30th, we’re hosting a home decor CAL/KAL - just knit or crochet something for your home and share it with us in this Ravelry thread for your chance to win great prizes (more on that in a bit).

During the month of May, we’ll be sharing pattern ideas on our Facebook page, so be sure to check those out. In the meantime, here are 3 of our favorite home decor patterns to inspire you:

This blanket is amazing because it allows to create any size of blanket all the while only having 10 stitches on your needles at a time. This is a variation on the rectangular blanket, made famous by Staci Perry’s tutorials on her Very Pink Knits YouTube Channel.

This is a trend that continues to be popular, this crochet pattern by Nadia Fuad is so fun. It would look especially great in a semi-solid yarn.

We love this basket pattern with the chunky braids and handles! Now you can have a knitting basket that you knit yourself!

As previously mentioned, there are some great prizes up for grabs for anyone participating in our CAL/KAL:
Winners will be selected from the Ravelry group thread and from Instagram, using the event hashtag #KPSpringKAL. You can make as many projects as you like for multiple entries in the contest drawing; double dipping with other KAL/CALs is ok, too!

Once the KAL/CAL closes, we'll announce the winners here on our blog at the beginning of July.

Be sure to share your projects on Instagram with the hashtags #knitterspride and #KPSpringKAL. We can't wait to see what you make, and don't forget to add our blog to your reading list because in our next post, we’ll share a free knitted wash cloth pattern!