Knitting for a Cure:
Support breast cancer awareness (or awareness of another cause of your choices) with this quick to knit pink ribbon washcloth featuring rows of knit ribbon shapes worked on a background of Reverse Stockinette Stitch.
The pattern for the ribbons is actually part of the stitch pattern Interlocking Lattice, which reminded me of chains of ribbons knit together.
- about 40 yards of medium weight knitchen cotton (I used Lily Sugar 'N Cream in colorway Rosewood)
- one set size 7 US knitting needles
- cable needle or double-pointed needle
- scissors and yarn needle
18 stitches and 23 rows per 4 inches (4.5 stitches and 5.75 rows per inch) in Reverse Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical.
Finished washcloth is approximately 7.5 inches square.
- Cast on 32 stitches.
- Work ribbon motif as described below, ending with row 12 (right side).
- Beginning with a knit row, work in Reverse Stockinette for 3 inches, ending with a purl row.
- Repeat the ribbon pattern again, ending with row 12.
- Bind off in knit.
- Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1, *knit 4, purl 2. Repeat from * across, ending knit 4, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 2: Purl 1, *slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold in front, purl 1, then knit the stitch from the cable needle (referred to as front cross below), purl 2, slip next stitch on cable needle and hold in back, knit 1, then purl stitch from cable needle (referred to below as back cross). Repeat from * across, ending purl 1.
Row 3 and all other wrong-side rows: Knit the knits and purl the purls as you see them.
Row 4: Purl 2, *front cross, back cross, purl 2. Repeat from * across.
Row 6: Purl 3, *slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold in back, knit the next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle, purl 4. Repeat from * across, ending purl 3.
Row 8: Purl 2, *back cross, front cross, purl 2. Repeat from * across.
Row 10: Repeat row 4.
Row 12: Repeat row 6.