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How do you knit dish clothes?

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Using a ball of knitting yarn and two knitting needles, knit a dish cloth by casing on four stitches and knitting the first row. Continue on to the second row using yarn over until the end of the row. Complete the dish cloth by repeating row two until there are 50 stitches and keep decreasing until there are four stitches left.

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Before beginning the project, purchase some cotton yarn in the desired colors. Size 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles are required for this project.

Before beginning, understand the abbreviations used in most knitting patterns. "K1" means "Knit one stitch.""K2tog" means "Knit two together." "YO" means "Yarn over," and "Sts" stands for "Stitches."

These instructions are for a basic dish cloth for beginners.

  1. Knit the first row
  2. Knit the first row using cast on 4 stitches.

  3. Begin row 2
  4. Knit row two using yarn over and knit to the end of the row.

  5. Continue
  6. Continue knitting the same way as row two until there are at least 44 rows.

  7. Finish
  8. At the end of 44 rows, knit one stitch, knit two stitches together, yarn over and knit to the end of the row. Continue decreasing until there are four stitches left. Cast off.

Incorporate any color pattern desired. In a pattern, colors are designated with the abbreviations "CA" for "Color A," "CB" for "Color B" and "CC" for "Contrasting Color."

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