An easy leaf-shaped washcloth that makes a great quick gift. A good project for the beginner knitter who’s ready to move beyond the square. Make them in leafy colors, or get zany with rainbow cotton. The finished size depends on what weight of yarn you choose.
DK weight: 4.5 x 7.25 inches
Worsted weight: 5.25 x 7.5 inches
Aran weight: 6 x 8 inches
30 yards cotton or cotton blend yarn, in DK, worsted or aran weight. Shown in:
DK: Berroco Pure Pima, 100% cotton, color Oyster.
Worsted: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Linen, 50% linen 50% cotton, color Leaf.
Aran: Kertzer CoolSpun Cotton Ombres, 100% cotton, color Mardi Gras.
24 (DK), 22 (Worsted), 20 (Aran) sts = 4 inches of garter stitch. Correct gauge is not essential for this project.
4.0 – 5.0 mm needles, depending on which yarn you use.
(Check the yarn label for guidance).
tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers