If you are interested in doing a simple knitting project, here is the one for you. I like making this dishcloth for two reasons. One, I can usually go from start to finish at one sitting. Two, I love having my homemade dishcloths to use in the kitchen. It is very easy pattern for the beginner or for first project for a child.
I use the Lily's Sugar and Cream yarn (New Super Size) sold at most fabric stores. This yarn is 100% cotton and is a little tougher than regular yarn. It now comes in the multi-color yarn like the one below. One skien makes two dishclothes. Watch for a sale at your local fabric store to stock up on this yarn for the winter.
Materials: One skein yarn color of your choice. Size 10 knitting needles.
K = Knit, st(s) = stitch(es), tog = together, YO = yarn over, rep = repeat
Cast on 4 sts
Row 1: K, across.
Row 2: K 2, yo, K to end of row.
Repeat Row 2 until there are 43 stitches on needles.
Next Dec. Rows:
K 1, K 2 tog, yo. K 2 tog, K to end.
Continue working dec row until 4 sts remain. Cast off remaining sts.
This pattern was on the back of the label on Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn.