Beginner-Friendly Knit Rice Stitch Facecloth by Janice Jones
A handknit facecloth is not only practical but very eco-friendly. Anyway we can reduce our carbon imprint is good for the earth and good for everyone.
Even if you are just learning how to knit, a knit facecloth or dishcloth can be an easy project to practice your new favorite hobby and give as gifts.
The knit rice stitch is used to make this facecloth. It is an easy two-row repeat that uses only knit and purl stitches. So if you can knit and purl, you can make this easy facecloth
If you need a little refresher on the knit rice stitch, check out this tutorial first, on how to make the knitted rice stitch, including working through the front and back loops.
tbl= through back loop
tfl= through front loop (knit normally)
CO= cast on
BO= Bind off
WS= wrong side
* * Repeat the instructions between the two asterisks.
All instructions are written in US terms.
The finished product is an 8 inch square (45.7 cm) with US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
The Knit Rice Stitch requires multiples of 2 +1
CO 39 sts.
Rows 1 to 6: Knit every stitch. (tfl)
Row 7: (RS): K6, p1, *k1 tbl, p1* repeat * to last 6 sts, k6 tfl.
Row 8: (WS): K across, tfl
Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until the project measures inches (cm)
Last 6 rows: K across, tfl
BO and Weave in Ends.
A facecloth or two makes a great gift, but you might want to do more. Some more projects that you might want to consider include: