Dishcloth Diva

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About the Book

Let’s face it: dishcloths are a pretty utilitarian knit. But they become a delightfully simple pleasure when they have a modern design twist.

Dishcloth Diva, Deb Buckingham brings new spin to an old idea. Each pattern offers a unique take on dishcloth design using knots, lines, ribs, and textures. With 20 patterns, including a wide variety of stitches, each design is easy and fun to knit, and fits effortlessly into your bag, ready for a road trip or the morning subway commute.

Beautiful photography shows each design up close and personal, while emphasizing stitch detail. Clear and precise step-by-step instructions guide you through each pattern, achieving stunning results at any skill level.These 20 modern, enjoyable knits are perfect both for beginners and for experienced knitters looking for a relaxing project.

Dishcloth Diva features a foreword from Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting, an avowed fan of the humble washcloth.

Just the Facts

20 patterns
62 pages
ISBN 978-1937513146
This book is available in both print and digital format.

Meet the Author

After a long day as a certified nurse’s aide, Deb Buckingham found that she enjoyed nothing more than to sit down to knit a simple, satisfying dishcloth. Sound familiar? She is a full-time knitting pattern designer, and has been published in the 2013 Knitting Calendar released by Simon and Schuster. Deb loves to amuse readers by engaging them in top ten lists and designer interviews on her blog,

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Read Reviews

The book is bursting with artistic structure and visually engaging patterns, 20 original cloths with classic simple combinations of stitches, that produce deliciously bold textural wonders, all while remaining stylistically clean. They have the perfect combination of contemporary elegance and farmhouse charm. – Amanda Ochocki, dishcloth designer and author of the Chalk Legs blog

Deb offers many clever designs. Knitting a dishcloth is the go-to project when you want a taste treat of knitting. Here is a little something that will keep you intrigued with lovely stitch patterns (using cotton for great stitch definition) and something that you can finish!  – Lisa Bogart

Dishcloth Diva is a fun book with so many great dishcloth patterns. Knitting books are often hit or miss with patterns, this one is five stars all the way. I bought the e-book edition and the paperback one. Both are beautiful. The patterns are fun, fresh and unique. They would easily be adapted to be scarfs or baby blankets even. Great book for a great price. – Hannah W., review