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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.

Bowlegged Washcloth

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

finished dish cloth

Ready to scrub.


I think this cable looks like little bowed cowboy legs. Easy as pie cloth. It’s a great pattern for someone just learning how to cable.


A ball Peaches and Cream yarn.
Size 8 knitting needles
Darning needle
Cable needle


  • No gauge. It’s a washcloth. Walk on the wild side.
  • CF – Cable front – Slip one to cable needle, hold to front, k1, k1 from cable needle
  • CB – Cable back – Slip one to cable needle, hold to back, k1, k1 from cable needle


Cast-on 42 sts

K four rows

Row 1: K3 p1 *k4 p1 Repeat from * seven times k3

Rows 2 and 4: K4 *p4 k1 Repeat from * seven times k3

Row 3: K3 p1 *CF CB p1 CB CF p1 Repeat from * three times CF CB p1 k3

Repeat rows 1 – 4 ten times.

K four rows.

Bind off, weave in ends, do dishes.

Cable washcloth closeup

Look at those cowboys swagger.

May 18th, 2009
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One Response to “Bowlegged Washcloth”

  1. Avonelle Says:

    Thank you for this pattern. I am a new knitter, and this is the first cable pattern I have attempted. I watched some videos on how to do it without a cable needle, and this one (so far) has been easy enough to do without the cable needle.

    I do so appreciate it!

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