Textured washcloth in Cotton Supreme

Here at KNITmuch.com we love to introduce you to new yarns, but sometimes, it’s great to rekindle our love for some of the classics. This week we’ll look at the harmony between some great yarns and some completely new textured stitches.

Soft and sweet, Cotton Supreme is perfect for a facecloth.

A few years ago, I knit a little toddler sweater with Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme, and Cindy O’Malley knit a Tee with the Waves version of this soft cotton yarn, but today I want to share a simple textured knit pattern using Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme to make facecloths or even baby blankets.

This facecloth is a 2×2 ribbing with ridges in Cotton Supreme.

Please consult the list of abbreviations below if a term is new to you.

Cast on 36 sts or a multiple of 4 stitches.

Row 1 (WS): Purl across.

Row 2: With yarn in back, sl1 purlwise, wyib, sl1 knitwise, k2, [k2, p2] across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 3: With yarn in front, sl1 purlwise, wyif, sl1 knitwise, k2, [k2, p2] across.

Row 4: Wyib, sl1 pwise, wyib, sl1 kwise, k2, [wyif, sl 2 pwise, p2] across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 5: Wyif, sl1 pwise, wyif, sl1kwise, k2, [k2, wyib, sl 2 pwise] across to last 4 sts, k2, p2.

Row 6: Wyib, sl1 pwise, wyib, sl1 kwise, k2, [p2, k2] across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 7: Wyif, sl1 pwise, wyif, sl1kwise, k2, [p2, k2] across to last 4 sts, k2, p2.

This is the wrong side of the facecloth.

Row 8: Rep Row 6.

Row 9: Rep Row 7.

Row 10: Wyib, sl1 pwise, wyib, slip 1 kwise, k2, [p2, wyif, sl2 pwise] across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 11: Wyif, sl1 pwise, wyif, sl1kwise, k2, [wyib, sl2 pwise, k2] across to last 4 sts, k2, p2.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Row 13: Rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 2 to 13 until work is square, ending with a RS row.

Last Row: Purl.

Bind off.

The DK-weight cotton is perfect for next-to-the-skin use.

Abbreviations

[ ] = repeat between square brackets as indicated

K = knit

Kwise = knitwise

P = purl

Pwise = purlwise

Rep = repeat(s/ed/ing)

Sl = slip

St(s) = stitch(es)

Wyib = with yarn in back

Wyif = with yarn in front

Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme is so soft and comes in several beautiful colors for all your knitting pleasures.

Tomorrow we’ll look at another yarn and another textured stitch, crisscrossed ribbing, but I just wanted to share what tomorrow’s textured stitch looks like in Cotton Supreme, just for fun!

Tomorrow, learn how to knit crisscrossed ribbing in a new yarn. It’ll look completely different than this Cotton Supreme version.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series

Go to part 2: Oodles of noodles with crisscrossed ribbing in Bella Chenille yarn

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