Getting my Entralac Toes Wet: Garterlac Dishcloth

I have wanted to try entrelac for ages now. I even bought some sock yarn (spring 2009) I think would be delicious for the Annetrelac Socks in the 2007 Interweave Knits Holiday issue… so for over a year now. I just never have. It wasn’t even an issue of intimidation. It was more just trying to finish the things I had already started. Well, I’ve finally finished enough that I feel a-okay with starting some new socks. But I wanted some instant gratification first.


I was cleaning out my studio yesterday and a print out of this quick dishcloth pattern fell out from between two knitting magazines. Perfect! The Garterlac Dishcloth by Criminy Jickets on ravelry here and on his blog here.

This pattern was actually given to me by the secretary of the painting and drawing facility back at NIU, so like 3 years ago. Finally getting around to making the things I’ve been wanting to for quite awhile. She was knitting it one day and we struck up a conversation. Next time we saw each other, she had brought in the pattern for me. So nice of her!

It’s a really well written pattern and it’s free and you can use up scraps of cotton to make it (use a different color for each block or row) and it’s a great way to get your toes wet when you decide to give entralac a try.

Here’s my progress so far:


Here’s what they look like finished (photo from Criminy Jickets):

I’m completely ready and excited for my next knitting project: Those elusive entralac socks pictured above!

Happy Knitting!

Kristin Roach


8 thoughts on “Getting my Entralac Toes Wet: Garterlac Dishcloth

  1. I like it. Kind of like a basketweave dishcloth (crochet). I also admit that I'm very addicted on your site! I found it looking up patterns and love all the craft stuff and handi-dandy-recycle-reuse stuff as well. Keep up the good work!

    1. The link is provided in the post under the first picture. It’s not my pattern, but one that I found on ravelry.

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