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Sun Washcloth

Sun Washcloth.

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The Sun Washcloth is a super simple washcloth or dish cloth that you can easily knit in an evening or two. Using a sunny motif in Reverse Stockinette stitch, it adds interest without increasing the difficulty of the pattern and adds a little extra scrubbing power to your finished piece.

Mine is knit in the beautiful, durable and eco-friendly Lion Brand Recycled Cotton, made with 74 percent recycled materials.


  • about 60 yards of medium weight cotton yarn of your choice (again I used Recycled Cotton in Sunshine)
  • one pair size 8 US knitting needles
  • copy of Sun Chart
  • scissors and yarn needle


16.5 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical.


Finished cloth is about 6.75 inches wide and 7.5 inches tall.

Move on to knit the pattern and see a closeup of the sun motif.

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