On this occasion I asked what she was making. She was making wash cloths. I did not recognize the stitch. She said it was mindless knitting! It was a double seed stitch, she told me. Knit 2, Purl 2 then repeat on the next row. A two row pattern repeat.
This seemed like such a great idea that I started knitting when I got home. I am so grateful to that lady for her suggestion. I love the texture of these cloths. Sadly, she was not there when I went back for another appointment. I wanted to thank her for her help.
|Double seed stitch cloths except for the top cloth which is a slip stitch design.|
These are knit with worsted weight cotton yarn...mostly Peaches and Creme. I am nearly out of full balls so pretty soon I will make slip-stitch patterns to use up the partial balls. Once the yarn is all used up I CAN BUY MORE with a clear conscience. That may be a while, though....
This is what I did:
Using the worsted weight yarn and US Size 8 knitting needles I cast on 36 stitches and started with Knit 2, Purl 2 to the end (you need to cast on a multiple of 4 stitches to make this stitch mindless and easy to do). Turn and Knit 2, Purl 2 back. On the third row, Purl 2, Knit 2 across. Turn and repeat. On the fifth row, go back to Knit 2, Purl 2 for two rows,
Repeat these rows until you have a square cloth. Bind off in knit on the right side row. Be sure not to cast off too tightly.