In searching for a good pattern for my cotton chenille yarn I came up with my own pattern with the help of Barbara Walker. I wanted a pattern that would show some design, rather than become blurred as chenille has a tendency to do.
I'm calling the cloth "Hob Nail" because the texture reminds me of Hob Nail glass. This is an extremely easy pattern as it only has one easy pattern row, but it does have a technique that I had never done before. I think it has a different and unique look and I think the texture will make it a good cloth :)You use a third needle (double point) to wrap a group of stitches and that is what creates the bump. I have not found this technique used in a dishcloth pattern so far in my searches. Bobbles, yes, but not this stitch. Here is a close-up of the wrapping or winding:
This pattern is considered or classified as a cable stitch, but it does not involve any crossing over so really and truely is not a cable and since it uses a third needle it is classified as such technically speaking. The bump or "hob nail" created is a cluster stitch. You can get a variety of looks by how tight you wind the clusters. My cotton chenille cloths are wound a little less tight than the cloth I made with regular cotton yarn. By winding it very tight you can get a smocking effect, which I have not tried.
I even like the look of the back of the cloth:
Let me know if you are interested in the pattern. If so, I'll write it up for you and post it later :)
Happy Knitting :)