As the days begin to get shorter and darker, we have a fun and crafty project for your beauty cupboard. Grab some knitting needles and make a handful of soft face washcloths!
Even if you’ve never knit a straight stitch, this beginner pattern (excerpted below) from Life in Grace Blog is simple and easy to pick up (there’s also a step-by-step instructional video to guide you through the process). For a more in-depth tutorial for beginners, we recommend the e-book You Can Knit! It’ll have you knitting away in no time. And for the more ambitious knitter, we adore this pretty spa cloth pattern from Ravelry / Anne Mancine.
Be sure to make enough to rotate throughout the week, around 3-5 washcloths. And if you’re feeling inspired, knit some extras to give as gifts this year!
Size 8, 9, or 10 knitting needles
Clover Takumi 13-Inch Single point, Size 9
Cotton yarn (Usually called Sugar and Cream and it comes in a variety of colors)
Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn, Potpourri
Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: Knit one row.
Row 2: K2, YO, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 until there are 44 sts
Next row: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to the end of the row.
Continue decreasing until 4 sts left. Cast off.
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K1—knit one stitch
K2tog—knit two together