Note that this dishcloth is a bit small compared to many out there.
Yarn – Favorite worsted weight cotton, I like Peaches n Cream
Needles – US Size 6 or your favorite dishcloth needles
– K2, yo, knit to end of row
– Repeat previous row until there are 35 sts.
– K2, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row
– Repeat previous row 5 more times (for a total of 6)
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row
– Repeat previous row once more (now have 33 sts)
Now to Split
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k12. Place the remaining sts onto a holder (now have 16 sts)
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row (now have 15 sts)
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1 (13 sts)
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, knit to end of row (11 sts)
– K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row (10 sts)
– Repeat previous row once more (9 sts)
– K1, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo) twice, k2tog twice (still 9)
– K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
– K2tog at the beginning and end of row WHILE binding off all sts. Meaning, k2tog, k1, pass stitch over, k1, pass stitch over…etc…until 2sts left, k2tog, pass stitch over
– Cut yarn and fo
Using this picture as a guide, put the first stitch from the first row of the split onto the needle. Now grab all the stitches from the holder. (more pics here and here) There will be 17 stitches on the needle.
Starting at the beginning of the Split section, attach the yarn and repeat everything as for the first side. Obviously you should ignore the instructions to put stitches onto a holder. Make sure the first row is worked from the outside edge in towards the center edge just like the first one was.