Friday, February 09, 2007

Hob Nail Dish/Wash Cloth Pattern

My Hob Nail dish/wash cloth pattern is based on a stitch pattern found in Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns". Meg Swanson of kindly gave me permission to use the cluster stitch pattern. Thank you Meg!

When and if you knit a cloth with this pattern, please send me your pictures and I'll post them in my gallery :) Thanks!

Edited: 8/9/07
Please email me if you would like the PDF file of this pattern for easier printing. I would be happy to email it to you. I am looking for another site to host my patterns in the PDF format. If anyone can recommend a reliable free site please let me know. Thanks :)
Edited: 9/28/2007
Click here to download pattern PDF file. Please email me with any problems or questions. Thanks!

: Worsted weight cotton yarn or cotton chenille. ( I used my cotton from a cone. Probably one small ball will be enough.) Size 7 needles and one double pointed needle (dpn)

: Really doesn't matter.
Using long tail cast on, cast on 43 stitches.

Knit 5 rows. If using a different cast-on method knit one more row. You should have 3 garter ridges.

Row1: Knit 4, Purl 35, Knit 4

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: Knit 4, Purl 35, Knit 4

Row 4: Knit 8, * knit next 3 sts and transfer the 3 sts just knitted onto dpn; then wind yarn 6 times counterclockwise (looking down from top) around these three sts under dpn; then return the 3 sts to right-hand needle (cluster 3); knit 3; rep from * , end knit 8.

Row 5: Knit 4, Purl 35, Knit 4

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Knit 4, Purl 35, Knit 4

Row 8: Knit 5, * cluster 3, k3, rpt from *, end knit 5

Repeat rows 1 - 8 , 4 times then rpt rows 1 -7 one time.

Knit 5 rows and bind off.

Cluster Stitch pattern printed by permission of Schoolhouse Press .
Copyright ©2007 hakucho, All Rights Reserved.


  1. Yay - thank you so much for sharing! When I get around to making one, I will send you a pic for sure! : )

  2. Thanks Deb, I'm going to try it as a scarf - it reminds me of Japanese shibori knitting (without all the hassle).

    I'll definitely send you a pic! x

  3. very cool! thanks for the pattern! : )

  4. Those are beautiful! Thanks for the pattern!

    ;>) Missy

  5. Wow, I love your Hob Nail Dishcloth! Thanks for posting the pattern!

  6. Hooray, thanks for posting the pattern. :)

  7. Thanks for the idea! I got one sock fixed so far! Hopefully the other sock goes as well!

  8. oh my, I didn't even comment yet! thanks for sharing the pattern. :) I can't wait to make it..I just might make it for my exchange partner. :)

  9. This looks good as a cloth. I like the idea Nora posted of using it as a scarf - could be really interesting depending on the yarn.

  10. yLove tis pattern! thank you for sharing. As soon as I finish about 5 other cloths, I will start on this.
    Thanks again

  11. Thank you for sharing this pattern. It is just lovely! Looks like another project ahead


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