Anyway, this has a nice texture for scrubbing and looks good on both sides. I've been experimenting with some different stitch patterns for dishcloths and this was my favorite. You could make them in a nice, cheerful rainbow of colors for gifts or for yourself. You could even make them stripey and use up your cotton odds and ends. Have fun!
Bamboo stitch dishcloth
Use worsted dishcloth cotton, about half a ball
Size 7 or 8 needles
Cast on 36 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *YO, K2, pass YO over 2 knitted stitches, repeat from * until 1 stitch left, K1
Row 2: K2, purl until 1 stitch left, K1
Repeat these two rows until you have a square.
Knit one more Row 1, then bind off knitwise on the wrong side. (You could also do a crochet bind-off, which would look a little neater.)
Sew in ends.
To make a soft washcloth instead, use fancier cotton. And if you like a bigger cloth, just cast on more stitches (an even number).