Image: Short Row Rectangular Wash Rag

Short Row Rectangular Wash Rag
Designer unknown This pattern was sent to me by Elaine
Rating: Easy - Medium

Materials: Worsted weight cotton yarn, size 4mm needles.

Directions:
Cast on 10 - 21 stitches.
Knit 1 row.
Now start the short rows:

K 9. Turn. (you'll stop short one stitch)

Slip the first stitch knitwise, K 8 (to end of row).

K 8. Turn.

Slip the first stitch knitwise, K 7 (to end of row).

K 7, turn, and so on until you have only 1 stitch left.

This makes one small triangle.

Now you will make a triangle going the other way.

Now you k 2 stitches (the one you have left and one of the stitches you left behind when you turned a short row). Turn.

Slip the first stitch knitwise, K 1 (to end of row).

K 3. Turn.

Slip the first stitch knitwise, K 2 (to end of row).

K4, Turn

Slip the first stitch knitwise, K 3 (to end of row).

And so on until you have all the stitches back on your needle.

You'll notice that you turned a perfect right angle.

That is 1/4 of your potholder.

You just do that 3 more times and you'll have a square.


Elaine's Note: I really like these. It amazes me that it works, and they hold their shape better than my other rectangular ones. The photo is of a wet cloth, so the holes show more, but it really gives you a better idea of the pattern.

Thanks Elaine for sending me this great pattern and the photo to go with it.


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