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Night Valian Dishcloth


Night Valian Dishcloth

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My obsession with Welcome to Night Vale is well-documented at this point. Absolutely no one is surprised that I would go casually hunting for cotton at a local yarn store and come home with a purple that almost exactly matches the logo.

I considered as a result making a dishcloth with an eye in it but since I don’t want the Secret Police staring at me while I wash our Avengers-themed cups I decided to go with a simple but elegant stitch pattern that would leave me plenty of brainspace to listen to the podcast while I made it.

The result is the above.

Since it’s a simple pattern I thought I would write it up for anyone interested. It’s suitable for beginner knitters or those who need something mindless to knit while they’re fawning over Cecil Palmer.

Night Valian Dishcloth


  • 4.5mm straight needles
  • Worsted or dk weight cotton
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Stitch key:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • co = cast on
  • sts = stitches

CO 40 sts.

Knit along for four rows (garter stitch border).

  1. k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
  2. k3, *k1, p1* repeat between stars to last 3 sts, k3.
  3. k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
  4. k along.

Repeat these four rows until the dishcloth is almost (but not quite) square. You can work this out by folding it diagonally and seeing if the edges of the triangles meet yet.

Knit along for four rows (garter stitch border).

Bind off in your favourite way. It doesn’t need to be particularly stretchy but don’t make it too tight either.

And that’s it. Simple! And not at all secretly bugged by the vague yet menacing government agency! Promise!


P.S. If you make this, please post pictures to your Ravelry project page and link to the pattern if you can. Thanks!


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