I was thinking to myself that it would be great if someone made dishcloths thicker and more sturdy. Then I decided to break out the 100% cotton yarn and be that someone. So the search for an interesting, textured-but-not-too-textured pattern ensued.
Then I found the tweed stitch texture. It seems perfectly suited to this application! The tweed stitch makes a very interesting and surprisingly flat and solid knit. It involves a multiple of 2 sts+1 and is worked as follows:
- First Row (RS): K1 *yf, sl1p, yb, K1, repeat from * to end.
- Second Row: P2 *yb, sl1p, yf, P1, repeat from * to last stitch, P1.
- Repeat these two rows for as long as you like.
And the reverse has this lovely knobbly texture that I think will be great for scrubbing.