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Washcloth of the Month: January

Clean Slate

The first in a monthly series of dishcloth patterns to be released, Clean Slate. The name comes from the feeling you get when the calendar switches over to a new year. Like the fresh new planner waiting for all the fun and exciting things you have to look forward to in the new year, we all have a clean slate to start fresh. Even if you don't believe in resolutions, you have to admit there is something refreshing to the beginning of a new year. A feeling of opportunity to start that "thing" you have been wanting to accomplish. The Clean Slate pattern represents all of those feelings.

I chose neutral colors & an easy straightforward pattern with clean lines for this month's project.

Speaking of New Year's resolutions, I love to set them & always have lots of grand plans, but more likely than not they will not always go as planned! I will lose interest or get so far behind that I give up. Sound familiar? So, this year I decided to do something on a much smaller scale & that would be relatively easy to accomplish. Thus, the monthly washcloth was born! Using 100% cotton worsted weight yarn & a quick knit that can be completed in an afternoon. There will be no excuse to check this off your list each month.

This project checks so many boxes:

  • Small & portable

  • Super interesting! The pattern & colors will change each month

  • Easy way to learn or improve a skill on a small scale like lace or cables

  • Great palette cleanser between larger more complicated patterns or projects

  • Practical & versatile; at the end of the year you will have 12 or more washcloths that can be used from the bathroom to the kitchen and everywhere in between.

  • They make great gifts!

January Washcloth: Clean Slate

The Details:


US 8 (5mm) needles


Lily Sugar & Cream 100 % cotton yarn

Samples knit in Warm brown, White & Jute colorways

1 skein for each color, or 2 skeins of the same color will make 3 washcloths

~60 yards needed for one washcloth

Finished Size

11" square

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Happy Knitting!!!

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