Monday Giveaway — Hand Knit Dish Cloth

by Katy on August 2, 2010 · 33 comments

Today is week three in my weekly Monday giveaways, and today’s offering is a hand knit dish cloth. I’m sure there’s a better name for it, (and I know that the Japanese call them “Tawashis”) but I’m uncertain what that might be. This dish cloth is perfect for wiping down counters, children and wayward husbands. 😉 I have three of four of these, and they’re a great alternative to germy old sponges, not to mention a whole heck of a lot more attractive.

At this point you might be saying “Why Katy, I never knew you were such a talented knitter!” but you would be sadly ill informed. My sister Jessica is the crafty one in the family, (she gets all twitchy if she doesn’t have a project in hand.)

To enter to win, just write your name in the comments section below. I will randomly choose a winner at midnight on Wednesday, August 4th. U.S. residents only, please enter one time only.

Good luck!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

P.S. I think the dish cloth kind of looks like Oregon, which is cool.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

KrisR August 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

Love it Katy!


Kelleen Hembree August 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

I would love to win!!!


Kayla K August 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

I do not need the dishcloth but I just wanted to say that it looks great? Do you know if your sister used a pattern?


Elly Hoehnle August 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

I love hand-knit dishclothes. How lucky you are to have a sister who knits!



Steph August 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

I would love this! thanks!


Katy August 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

Another Katy in Portland. I love your blog and would really love this dishcloth. And it’s my birthday on the 15th 🙂


Rebecca August 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

I had to post, but I don’t need another dish cloth, as I have tons of home made ones already. My grandmother made them for years, and though now Alzheimer’s’ has taken that away, I still use mine, and have about 3 dozen waiting for when my current 6 wear out. I hope to pass some of hers onto my daughter someday.

My sister in law and I have been saying we should start making them to keep up the tradition.

I have found that they do need a washing or 2 to become really absorbent, but we love them.


Lisa August 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

I don’t need to win this but wanted to share something similar that I crafted… a crocheted bath mat from leftover yarns. It’s great for stepping out onto and dries quickly too. Ours lives draped across the shower rod.


Anne Marie @ Married to the Empire August 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

I fell in love with knitted and crocheted dishcloths when a family friend gave me some as a wedding gift. I’d love another one! These things are the best!


Carla August 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

This is the Peaches & Creme Ballband knitted “warshrag”, made justifiably famous by Mason-Dixon Knitting. I’ve made a bunch of them myself!


aaem August 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

i’m just checking out your blog and i love that you encourage people with gifts that can help them make change in this consumeristic, disposable world we have to live in. yay!


Carla August 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Should have added: don’t put me in the drawing, Katy. I make dishrags (well, another pattern, but still…) all the time. Cute, cheery colors, though!


LindaP August 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I like the colors. At first I thought you meant the colors were like Oregon!


Amanda N August 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Great giveaway. My Gramma made dish toxls but never such pretty dishclothes.


Kathy M August 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm



Ruby Cavallo August 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

This is such a pretty dish cloth. I am interested in winning it.


judyyy August 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!


Rebecca August 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I love this! Sign me up 🙂 Thanks!


Elisa Wells August 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Thanks for your great blog!


namastemama August 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm



Debi August 3, 2010 at 4:03 am

Oh!!! Beautiful!


Amanda August 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

Amanda ! I love checking in with your blog 🙂


Nancy from Mass August 3, 2010 at 6:27 am

I love using hand made dishclothes. I recently learned how to knit by making a few for myself! Thanks for the opportunity!


Beverley August 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

I usually like to sit back and watch others win, but I would love a hand-knitted dish cloth.

Thanks for the great blog and the give-aways.



Beth August 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

This would be great! I’ve been looking for an alternative to run-of-the-mill synthetic sponges. Maybe something like this, maybe cellulose sponges. We’ll see.


Bonnie August 3, 2010 at 8:54 am



pat August 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

My oldest daughter has been making these lately too (though your pattern is unique). Could you pass along the instructions in a future column? I could get her to whip one up for me for a Christmas gift.


Carla August 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

The instructions are on the ballband for Elmore-Pisgah Peaches & Creme kitchen cotton yarn. From their website you can find directions: Naturally the pattern works with any “kitchen” cotton of worsted or near-worsted weight. I hope you and your daughter enjoy your dishcloths!

P.S. If you want to see a picture of a finished cloth from the E.P. site, click


Brenda Turner August 3, 2010 at 11:08 am

Brenda Turner would love this!


Ashley Kruebbe August 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Love your blog!
Ashley K.


Sue August 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I’d like to win!


Valerie R. August 4, 2010 at 3:53 am

Very cool.


Jennifer August 4, 2010 at 11:07 am

Cute! Hate sponges–but I do have one & send it through the dishwasher every time I run it.


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