I exclusively use handknit dishcloths. As I'm doing my least favorite chores, scrubbing dishes and wiping down the counter, I think about my grandmother and mother who knit them for me, happy memories and silly stories. So, though it might seem odd, to me dishcloths are special, meaningful, and the perfect holiday gift. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl GAUGE 16 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 8" square. SUGGESTED YARN 45 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Shown in Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% cotton; 95-120 yards/86-109 meters per 2-2.5 ounce/56.7-70.9 gram ball).