I've been knitting washcloths like crazy lately. In the kitchen drawer there are many to choose from but my hand always searched for my favorite one - the small, scrubby one. Alas there were none....they don't last forever (I know even hemp will finally give in).
So I sat down and started to knit a replacement which soon turned into 3,4,5 cloths. These are quick to knit because they are quite small, about 6-7" square. I like the little bumps on them making them perfect little scrubbers.
So my little gift to you - an easy pattern for the FAVORITE SCRUBBY
YARN: 1 Skein #102 allhemp6 or #102L allhemp6LUX- each cloth is approx 30gr (1 oz). You should beable to get 3 cloths from each 100gr skein. A great use for those little bits of yarn leftover from your hemp project.
NEEDLES: 4mm(6US) or something close.
GAUGE: It's a washcloth so it really doesn't matter so much about gauge. The cloth knit in this pattern grows a bit width-wise that's why I have you knit it longer so it will be somewhat square after a few washings.
CO 35 sts.
Rows 1-4: Sl1 st with yarn in front (wyif), knit to end.
Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k1, [k3, sl1 with yarn in back (wyib)] rep to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 6: Sl1 wyif, k1, [k3, sl1 wyif)] rep to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 7: Sl1 wyif, k2, [sl1 wyib, k3] rep to last 4 sts, sl1 wyib, k3.
Row 8: Sl1 wyif, k2, [sl1 wyif, k3] rep to last 4 sts, sl1 wyif, k3.
Next: Rep rows 5-8 until work measures approx 6 1/2".
Next: Rep rows 1-4.
BO and weave in ends.