This dishcloth is not particularly spectacular, but the elements of modified shaker rib border, and the stitch in the center area might be very useful applied elsewhere. The texture is interesting from the purl side, also.
|Shaker rib is one of the simpler stitches that I feel gives you a lot of texture for the amount of effort. I like fooling around with variations on the shaker rib to see what will come from it, and this dischcloth is a sampler in a way for a future tank top. I thought that alternating within the columns between shaker and regular rib would give an hour glass shape, and indeed it did. The dishcloth in the picture is a rectangle, but the chart below would make a square dishcloth (I thought I was working with a full ball of cotton, not! hence it is squatter than the pattern, but it is enough to see the hourglass shaping) |