Zebra Chevron Washcloth

Here is a very nice, simple cloth that I designed. It can be a dishcloth or a washcloth, depending on what you want to use it for! It uses mosaic knitting, a.k.a. slip-stitch colorwork, a.k.a. the easiest colorwork in knitting! You work with 2 strands of yarn in 2 colors. You do a row in one color, turn and work a second row with the same color. Then, you grab color # 2 and work the next 2 rows with that color, and so on and so forth. Simple!

Zebra Chevron Washcloth

Materials:

Cotton Yarn! I like Sugar n’ Cream, or Peaches n’ Cream. You’ll need 2 colors (A and B).

Size 7 or 8 needles, depending on your preference and yarn choice.

 

Directions:

– Using cable CO, CO 48 sts with color A

– Do 8 rows of double linen st:

Row 1 (RS): k1, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep. from *

Row 2: k1, p2, *sl 2 wyib, p2; rep. from *

On the last row, kfb 1st and last st, increasing to 50 sts

– Commence Zebra Chevron pattern!

Row 1 (RS): with Color B, k1, *sl 1, k2; rep. from *, end k1

Row 2: with B, k1, * p2, sl 1; rep. *, end k1

Row 3: with A, k1, * k1, sl 1, (k2, sl 1) 3x, k3, (sl 1, k2) 3x, sl 1; rep. from *, end k1

Row 4: with A, k1, * sl 1, (p2, sl 1) 3x, p3, (sl 1, p2) 3x, sl 1, p1; rep. from *, end k1

Row 5: with B, k1, * k2, (sl 1, k2) 3x, sl 1, k1, sl 1, (k2, sl 1) 3x, k1; rep. from *, end k1

Row 6: with B, k1, * p1, (sl 1, p2) 3x, sl 1, p1, sl 1, (p2, sl 1) 3x, p2; rep from *, end k1

Rows 7 & 8: with A, repeat Rows 1 & 2

Rows 9 & 10: with B, repeat Rows 3 & 4

Rows 11 & 12: with A, repeat Rows 5 & 6

– Repeat pattern 3 more times, for 4 repeats total.

– Do Rows 1 & 2 once more.

– Using Color A, do 8 rows of double linen st:

On the 1st row, k2tog first 2 and last 2 sts, decreasing back to 48 sts.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep. from *

Row 2: k1, p2, *sl 2 wyib, p2; rep. from *


Bind off, break yarns and weave in ends! Scrub thoroughly!

 

Zebra Chevron & Sanquar Check Washcloths

Zebra Chevron & Sanquar Check Washcloths

Note: To not get the “braid” along the ending edge, just do another row of dbl-linen stitch and then BO on the wrong side.

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