This cute little bird looks ready to scurry away! This knit dishcloth pattern is a picture of a quail in profile facing to the right. He has the distinctive curl of feather on top of his head that quails are known for. Quails are very similar to partridges and this pattern does double duty! If you wish to knit a picture of a partridge, simply leave the feather out of the design.
The design is not symmetrical so adjustments may need to be made for lefty knitters.
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 (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