It was some time ago that DH asked me to make some dishcloths to replace the ones we have. We are lucky to only use knitted or crocheted dishcloths but, truth be told, they are getting pretty ratty. Thus, DH has declared that we are going to replace all of our tea towels, kitchen hand towels and dishcloths. After twenty years of owning most of what we have, I guess I can agree to that;)!
I have to admit something. I don't like knitting dishcloths. I really don't like the feel of the usual dishcloth yarn that is used but love the end result. I've been lucky enough to have received most of the dishcloths we have as gifts or passed on from a friend of mine whose grandmother used to knit them for her in such quantity that she had too many (hand me down bliss!).
Partially because DH asked me to make dishcloths, I'm being very sarcastic and trying to make the majority of them as feminine as possible. I want pictures of him doing the dishes with pink dish cloths which is ridiculous because he genuinely won't care what colour they are as long as they do a good job.
The yarn that I've used for these dishcloths is KnitPicks' 'Dishie'. It's not as bad on the hands as some and crochets up lovely and soft. In fact, these cloths could easily be used as facecloths.
The stitch I'm using is called a 'linen' stitch and I love how it looks in the cotton. I got the pattern and tutorial at Dedri's Look What I Made blog.
Are any of you working on some dutiful crafting?