Free Oroton inspired waffle washer

My Oroton knitting bag has inspired me to create a washer pattern to share with you.  It's not really a knitting bag but a beauty case too nice to get dirty with makeup and it was the perfect size to cart my crocheting all around the South Island of New Zealand in.

Working with my Nana's very old bamboo needles.

My favourite soft  Australian cotton is from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

I thought these washers would be a good gift with one of these  hand wrapped Australian made MOR soaps we stock in our Kindrawares shop.  

Okay now for the pattern.

Needles - one pair of 4.00mm, UK8, US6
Approximately 15g of 8ply/double knit cotton of your choice

Cast on 54 stitches

Row 1 - (K1, P1) repeat to end
Row 2 - (P1,K1) repeat to end
Row 3 - as Row 1
Row 4 - as Row 2
Row 5 - K1, P1, K3 *yo, sl1, K2, psso the 2 K sts* K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 6 - P1, K1, P1, p to last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 7 - K1, P1,K2 *sl1, K2, psso the 2 K sts, yo* K2, P1, K1, P1
Row 8 - P1, K1,P1,  purl to last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Repeat rows 5-8 13 more times
Repeat rows 1-4, cast off in rib and weave in ends.

My cloths measure around 9" or 22.5cm square.  If you would like to make yours larger or smaller, increase or decrease the number of stitches by 3's and adjust the number of rows accordingly.

Enjoy xo


Anonymous said...

I love the bag you keep your knitting in. Very pretty.

Cute cloth too and those soaps are almost too pretty to unwrap.

Beth Anne said...

Are the first four and last four stitches supposed to be seed stitch instead of ribbing? Thanks!