Leni Washcloth by Miroslava Mihalkova

Leni Washcloth

Knitting
March 2024
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in double diamond stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
50 - 70 yards (46 - 64 m)
20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (approx. 8” x 8”)
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The Leni Washcloth is a beautiful quick make that would make a wonderful last-minute gift or a stocking filler. This stitch pattern would make a wonderful blanket and the Washcloth can be used as a gauge swatch! The washcloth is part of a set that can be used to practise knit and purl stitches in increasing complexity.
The washcloth features intricate double diamond stich pattern using knit and purl stitches and a garter stitch border.

Skills required
Long tail cast on (CO), knit stitch (K), purl stitch (P), bind-off (BO), blocking.

Materials and tools
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool | Worsted weight | 50 g (1.76 oz) = 91 m (110 yds)), (#25975) Crème Brulee 1 skein (A)

Notes
Similar worsted weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
The washcloth is worked flat from bottom up with the double diamond stitch pattern being the right side of the project.
The washcloth has a border of garter stitch (knit stitch on each row) on left and right side.