Pattern from Mason-Dixon Knitting (Potter Craft, 2006), as well as here for those folks who keep Googling "knitted dishcloth" and end up at my last post about them instead
3 balls Lily Sugar 'n Cream in colors 01317 Hot Purple, 01742 Hot Blue, and 00227 Cool Breeze Ombre
US 5 (3.75mm) needles
...Keeps the winter blahs away. Actually, it was only two days, these dishcloths making me prone to chain-knitting, in which the end of one dishcloth is used to cast on for the next. These are for a house-warming gift -- the Cool Breeze color is a bit, well, vivid, but on the whole, I'm pleased with the effect. I especially like the blue and purple one, trading the colors partway along (although not so much the ends that need to be woven in!).
I don't know that anyone in my family ever used dishcloths. I first saw one in David's grandmother's kitchen, when we went to visit her in Minnesota -- I thought, "well now, that's clever, isn't it!" and whipped up a couple for myself immediately upon return home. I grew up using a brush for dishes -- curiously enough, I can't even remember what my grandma used. It makes me feel all warm and cozy, though, to hear the ladies at Mason-Dixon Knitting call these knitted ones "warshrags" -- my grandma was a Kansas girl until her late twenties, and although she lost most of her accent after over fifty years in Southern California, "warsh" remained a stubborn holdover, and she said it that way to the end of her long life. Every so often I hear it coming out of my own mouth, as in "warsh the car," or even, rather inexplicably, "the dishwarsher." Anyway, I use the knitted cloths a lot now, both for dishes and scrubbing the counters and table after dinner, even now and then as a lightweight mat for hot dishes -- very handy.