I am by no means a knitter, but I really, really love the knitted dishcloths for wiping my counters everyday. So with a lot of help from you tube, I learned to make them myself.
If you haven't used them yourself, you really should. Funny story, I was given a set when we got married, and we thought they were hot pads...my husband and I always complained that they were the worst hot pads in the world (and they are). Then a friend told me they were dishcloths (about 12 years later)...you get them wet, ring them out, and wipe up messes... and once I used them I didn't want to use anything else.
I am in the process of replacing my old worn out ones, and I love them all over again.
Materials: 100% cotton yarn. worsted weight. I like sugar 'n cream, peaches and cream, bernat. You can find them at JoAnn or Walmart.
Pattern/Tutorial: Pink Knits