Dishie Washcloths

Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie (25/100 g each)
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Needles: Size US 7  (4.5 mm)
Measurements:  8 x 7 “
Pattern Location: Ravelry’s Seersucker Washcloth
Time Spent: 2 – 2.5 hrs each

I haven’t been neglecting my knitting completely.  I decided to try out Knit Pick’s Dishie line and make some washcloths for my feet.  Yes my feet.  See I’ve had a bit of a foot phobia for as long as I can remember.  I hate feet. They’re gross.  I’m not scared of them but they are just so off putting that I never want to see anyone’s feet including my own.  It’s also one of the reasons I love socks so much.

Unfortunately feet are very important to a person so I’ve been working on this for some time.  It started with painting my toenails.  How bad can feet be with pretty toes?  I’ve been doing that for a few years and it’s kind of worked a bit but there’s still the rest of the foot.  My next step was starting at the heel.  I’ve always get rough dry heels in the winter and that’s why I got the Soak foot cream at Midwest stitches.  It’s been working pretty well so far but winter is yet to come.  So for now I have smoother heels and pretty toenails.

This leaves me with the middle part.  I think the last step is given them a really good wash every day.  No more sticking my foot under the shower and pretending the soap washing off my legs is really doing the job.  Feet are abused all day and they really should get more attention than mine get.

So the washcloths. Feet are still gross and who wants to accidently use the same washcloth you used to wash your face as your feet?  Even if it has been through the washing machine.  That’s just wrong.  Now I’m making  a set just for my feet.  A set that will stand out and never be mistaken for anything other that what it is. A tool for clean well cared for feet and that’s it.  Clean feet, smooth heels, and pretty toenails.  That will have to do.  Maybe one day I’ll consider foot massages but that’s a long way away!

As for the washcloths themselves they are pretty quick to knit up at about 2 hours each.  I plan to make 6-8 of them.  I’m not liking the Dishie line too much.  It’s not too surprising as I hate cotton.  It’s better than Sugar’n Cream but still has a lot of the cotton feel I dislike so much.  Some of Knit Picks other cotton lines have been better.

Comments

  1. Those are really nice washcloths. I’ve only made dishcloths using the “Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth” pattern (http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html) that you can find in various places on the internet. Simple garterstitch on the diagonal. I use them for lots of things, but mostly dishes. I’ve only used Sugar’n Cream so I don’t know how it compares to other cotton yarns.

    I never did understand why anyone would want to knit fancy dishcloths, since all they were going to do is wash dishes. But since you are using them for just your feet, I can understand why you would make them using a nicer pattern. Have fun!