Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Luigi Washcloth!

What's Mario without Luigi?

After making the Mario Washcloth chart, I immediately thought of making a complementary pattern with Luigi on it. And so the Luigi Washcloth was born.

It's-a the Luigi Washcloth!


This is very similar to the Mario version and they look very much like a matched set. The Luigi one has a teensy bit more stockinette stitch at the beginning and end of the chart so that they would both be the same size: 44 stitches wide and 61 rows long. As with the Mario pattern, I went a little unorthodox on the charting and worked the raised-stitch pattern from right to left instead of from bottom to top.

CO 44 stitches. Knit three rows. The next row (row 4) will be a WS row and the first row of the pattern chart (click to enlarge):

Start and end every row with K2. For the 40 stitches in between the edge stitches, follow the chart. Blank spaces are knit stitches for RS rows and purl stitches for WS rows. Dots are purl stitches for RS rows and knit stitches for WS rows.

After the chart is finished, you should be about to start a RS row. Knit this row and the next two (three rows total), then BO with knit stitches.

I'm the sort of person who roots for the guy in second place, so I have a special place in my heart for Luigi. The guy deserved his own pattern too!

(Psst! Looking for the other Mario-gang washcloth designs? There are also Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, and Boo patterns available!)


  1. Thank you for posting this, I know a little boy who will love it.