A noble flamingo standing in profile. He stands on one leg, looking to the right. This knit dishcloth pattern is a solid garter stitch design, but it is not symmetrical. Lefty knitters may wish to make adjustments to their knitting if it matters to them which way the flamingo faces.
The picture is created in garter stitch on a stockinette background. The border is seed stitch, but the pattern is written so that you may substitute a preferred border if you wish.
Chart Included: No
Knitting Information: This square casts on 37 stitches and is 55 rows tall.
To make dishcloths: 100% Cotton yarn such as Sugar ‘n Cream, Peaches ‘n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, or Lionbrand Cotton.
To make afghan squares: Any worsted weight yarn.
9in x 9in
Approximately 1.5oz of 100% cotton dishcloth yarn.
Size 6 US (4mm) or size to obtain gauge
18 st and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
A Note about Needle Size, Gauge and Making the Design “Pop” Out:
Gauge is not as important since this is not an item to be worn. If you are sewing squares together to create an afghan, use the same needle size for each square.
Using a smaller needle will produce a smaller, tighter cloth, however it is not likely to be perfectly square. My experiments with needle sizes of 4 and 5 have produced slightly rectangular cloths.
If you are using a size 6 needle and the design is not “popping” out for you, decreasing needle size could be the answer. Also, make sure you are not pulling the yarn too tightly while creating the purl bumps of the design. If the yarn is tight, there is less of it to “pop”.