I have been knitting these for years...
and once you wash your dishes with them, you will never go back ;-)
I just knitted a whole batch to stock up...
They also make lovely gift.
You will need the following -
1 ball Vinnis Colours yarn - cotton or bamboo
or a combo of both.
Additional yarn for coloured stripe if desired.
Size 6 needles (4.25mm)
DirectionsCast on 38 stitches
Knit 3 rows for the border
Row1: (right side) : Knit
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3: K3, (P2, K1) 10 times, P2, K3
Row 4: K3, (K2, P1) 10 times, K5
Repeat these 4 rows, 6 times.
If a coloured center stripe is desired change yarn now and work rows 1 - 4, 2 times in new colour.
Change back to main colour and work the 4 row patterm, 6 times.
Knit last 4 rows.
Cast off and work in ends.
(This pattern is from Homespun living - a lovely site - take a look!)