Our Pebble Dishcloths are like a collection of carefully gathered stones, beautifully textured, spirited, and very charming!

Pebble Dishcloths | Purl Soho

A single-color block of garter stitch with an I-cord loop for hanging, making our Pebble Dishcloths couldn’t be simpler! Their complexity comes from our newest yarn, Lantern, a linen-wrapped white cotton core filled with immense character and surprise. It’s also wonderfully durable for the wiping, drying, and scrubbing work of a kitchen!

Pebble Dishcloths | Purl Soho

Make a set of your own beautiful Dishcloths with our Pebble Dishcloth Bundles. Available in 5 five-color palettes, each one explores its own corner of the spectrum, from delicate grays to syrupy purples.

Pebble Dishcloths | Purl Soho

It’s amazing how a set of Pebble Dishcloths in Lantern illuminates the kitchen with sparks of color and beauty. Pack a Bundle on your summer travels and return with your own collection of hand knit treasures!

Pebble Dishcloths | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


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  • Purl Soho’s Pebble Dishcloths Bundle has enough yarn to make 5 dishtowels, one in each color. It includes…
    • 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Lantern, 61% cotton and 39% linen
    • (Update: A handful of the original colors in our Pebble Dishcloths Bundle are no longer available. Choose 5 skeins of Lantern in your favorite colors to create a truly original set of Pebble Dishcloths!)

You will also need…

Choose from five palettes, shown above from top to bottom…

  • Oyster Shell: Gray Ember, Nickel Gray, Platinum Gray, Lavender Frost, White Smoke
  • Honeysuckle: Beech Leaf, Moth Wing, Peach Cream, Pink Salt, Dogwood Pink
  • Sumac: Beet Red, Horse Chestnut, Pigment Red, Cinnabar Red, Orange Poppy
  • Aubergine: Black Feather, Blue Black, Blue Violet, Purple Heliotrope, French Purple
  • Coast: Bluegrass Blue, Frost Blue, Copse Green, Shibori Blue, Dew Blue


19 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch


Finished Dimensions: 10 inches wide x 15 inches long


Avoid Pooling

If you are using Purl Soho’s Lantern (or any other yarn whose color or texture is supposed to appear irregular and random when it’s knit), alternate skeins every one or two rows or rounds. For tips on alternating skeins, check out our Working With Irregular + Hand Dyed Yarns: Avoiding Pooling tutorial here.

Care Instructions

Although our official recommended care instructions for Lantern are to hand wash and lay flat to dry, our insider practical knowledge is that Lantern holds up great in a cold or warm machine wash and even in a low or warm dry cycle. There may be a very small amount of shrinkage (like 2%), so stick with hand washing for garments. Also, washing with like colors is always a good idea!


Cast on 48 stitches.

Row 1: Knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 15 inches from cast-on edge.

Bind off knitwise, until 3 stitches remain (1 stitch on the right needle and 2 stitches on the left needle), k2.

Make I-Cord Loop

With the remaining 3 stitches, use two double pointed needles to make a 3-inch I-cord, working the last row as follows…

Last Row: K1, k2tog, pass first stitch over second and off the right needle. Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail, and pull it through the remaining stitch.

Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle. Make a loop with the I-cord and weave the tail into the fabric of the Dishcloth at the base of the I-cord, then weave it through the looped I-cord, and back into the fabric of the Dishcloth.

Weave in the cast-on end and your Dishtowel is ready to use!

Pebble Dishcloths | Purl Soho