March comes In Like a Lion and goes Out Like a Lamb. This knit dishcloth pattern is a picture of a lion with a majestic mane. It pairs beautifully with my free pattern: Out Like a Lamb. These two cloths are both designed similarly, in that I did not use my usual garter stitch technique, but reverse stockinette stitch.
The design is not symmetrical, so some adjustments need to be made for lefty knitters if it matters which way the lion is facing.
As mentioned, this cloth is different than my others. For those of you familiar with my garter stitch technique of every-other design rows, please note that this cloth is reverse stockinette on a stockinette background. The cloth requires careful attention to the pattern as every row is a design row. 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 (worsted weight), such as Sugar ‘n Cream, Peaches ‘n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, or KnitPicks Dishie.
To make afghan squares: Any worsted weight yarn.
Note: A lighter weight yarn, such as a DK, may be used, but the dishcloth will come out smaller; about 8 inches square.
9 in. X 9 in.
Approximately 1.5 oz. of 100% cotton dishcloth yarn, worsted weight.
Size 7 US (4 mm) or size to obtain guage
18 st and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette