One of the things I love about knitting is the ability to create something useful. Sure, a lace shawl is beautiful but it’s sort of a frivolity. Socks, though? Totally useful. Mittens, hats, scarves? Couldn’t live without ’em in New England in the winter time. But perhaps the most useful handknit item of all?
Now, I know that some of you would never stoop so low as to knit dishcloths. And some of you loathe knitting with cotton yarn. But when you look in your kitchen basket and the dishcloths there are ragged and unraveling, faded and shrunken, well, you break out the Sugar ‘n Cream and you get cranking.
The Ballband Dishcloth Pattern is my favorite one ever. It’s entertaining enough to keep me amused but mindless enough that I can knit it anywhere.
And it’s pretty, especially in bright solid colors like these.
I can’t decide which is my favorite!