If you have been paying attention to our social media lately you will notice we are currently obsessed with dishcloths. A fun favorite is Twistedista Emily's write up of a classic pattern, Easy As Pie (it's free!). Not only is a fun knit, but it's also a great way to start learning short rows!
Provisional Cast On
For our tutorial below, we are using Lily Sugar N Cream cotton in color Summer Print. We have cast on provisionally and will talk about the different ways to graft your stitches together at the end.
New to a provisional cast on? In addition to the many wonderful videos online, we have a How To: Provisional Cast-On page to help.
Pro tip 1: Use contrasting yarn. You will thank us!
Pro tip 2: Twistedista Cheri ties a knot at the end of her provisional cast on tail that is the end of the cast on. That is her reminder that it's the side to start unraveling from when she needs to put those stitches back on a needle...
Next up, short rows. You start knitting on the wrong side in this pattern. To help keep it all straight, we recommend putting a stitch marker on the right side when you get there. As for the short rows, it really is as easy as turning your work. Truly, don't over-think it, and trust the process! Watch...
When you have finished all 7 wedges, you have options for grafting your live stitches from the provisional cast on together with what's on your needles.
- If you like a smoother edge, try the Kitchener stitch. Don't worry if you don't have it memorized, there is no need - here is our How To: Kitchener page to help!
- If you don't mind a ridge, the 3 needle bind off is super easy and quick. That's what we chose for this one.
Once you have finished your bind off or kitchener, all that's left is 2 easy ends to weave in as carefully (or not) as you choose! Hurray for a fresh new dishcloth!