This is a simple and quick pattern from the folks at Mason-Dixon Knitting, from their first book -- subtitled "Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes and Pictures," and they're not kidding. It's fun to just sit and read it, let alone knit the patterns!
The finished dishcloth is huge, about 9 in./24cm square, but I keep mine in a fairly small drawer and usually knit them to fit that -- it would be easy to resize it, though. The slip stitches are fascinating, and I like how they not only change the color sequences of the varigated cotton, but also pull in the reverse-stockinette rows so that the cloth is thicker and more textured, even more useful in the kitchen. The original cloth was worked in two colors, but one ball of the Sugar 'n Cream was plenty for the full-sized cloth.