Deathly Hallows Washcloth

deathly hallows washcloth

A line, a triangle, a circle. More or less. Interpretation is left to the viewer. Invisibility, invinceability, and ability to raise the dead not guaranteed.


Worsted weight cotton (sample was made with Lion Cotton in white), about 60 yds

Needles that give you a gauge of 5 st/in. This is if you want to make a standard 9" cloth. If not, use needles that give you a fabric you like with the yarn you use. (The sample was made using US4/3.5mm.)

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Please note:

  • The graph includes all rows.
  • Most wrong side rows are purled in the lace area. The exceptions are rows 22, 36, and 38.
  • Click the graph image to see a larger view.


In pictures

deathly hallows washcloth chart, click for larger view

deathly hallows washcloth chart key

In words

k: knit
p: purl
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit two stitches together
ssk: slip-slip-knit: slip first stitch knitwise, slip second stitch knitwise, insert left needle from left to right through both stitches, knit together through the back
cdd: slip two stitches together knitwise, knit next stitch, pass two slipped stitches over
k3tog: knit three stitches together
sk2p: slip-k2tog-pass slipped stitch over: slip first stitch knitwise, knit next two stitches together, pass slipped stitch over
p2tog: purl two stitches together
ssp: slip-slip-purl: slip first stitch knitwise, slip second stitch knitwise, slip both stitches purlwise back to left needle, purl those two stitches together through back loops (if this is your first encounter with p2tog-tbl, you insert right needle from left to right through backs of both stitches, then pretend it's an ordinary purl stitch - try it)

Cast on 45 stitches

Rows 1-7: k45
Row 8 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 9 (RS): k45
Row 10 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 11 (RS): k45
Row 12 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 13 (RS): k45
Row 14 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 15 (RS): k45
Row 16 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 17 (RS): k45
Row 18 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 19 (RS): k6, yo, ssk, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 5 sts, k5
Row 20 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 21 (RS): k7, yo, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo, k7
Row 22 (WS): k4, p12, ssp, yo, p9, yo, p2tog, p12, k4
Row 23 (RS): k8, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k8
Row 24 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 25 (RS): k9, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k5, ssk, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k9
Row 26 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 27 (RS): k10, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k10
Row 28 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 29 (RS): k11, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k6, ssk, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k11
Row 30 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 31 (RS): k12, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k12
Row 32 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 33 (RS): k13, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k13
Row 34 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 35 (RS): k14, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k14
Row 36 (WS): k4, p13, yo, p2tog, p7, ssp, yo, p13, k4
Row 37 (RS): k15, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k15
Row 38 (WS): k4, p15, yo, p2tog, p3, ssp, yo, p15, k4
Row 39 (RS): k16, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k16
Row 40 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 41 (RS): k17, yo, ssk, k2, ssk, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k17
Row 42 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 43 (RS): k18, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k18
Row 44 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 45 (RS): k19, yo, ssk twice, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k19
Row 46 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 47 (RS): k20, yo, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k20
Row 48 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 49 (RS): k21, yo, sk2p, yo, k21
Row 50 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 51 (RS): k22, yo, k2tog, k21
Row 52 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 53 (RS): k45
Row 54 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Row 55 (RS): k45
Row 56 (WS): k4, p37, k4
Rows 57-63: k45
Bind off. Block as desired.

Created 20120210

Updated 20170106 to replace ssk2 in row 45 with "ssk twice"