One of my coworkers just got married. We worked together on the same project for the year or so leading up to the wedding so I wanted to get her a small gift. I checked out her registry and noticed she registered for navy and biscotti kitchen things so I thought some hand knitted dish clothes would go with them perfectly. I like hand knitted dish clothes way more than anything you can buy, in fact when I was looking for a store bought cloth to see what an average size was, I couldn't! Apparently I've completely replaced all of them with knitted (and a few crocheted (thanks mom!) cloths). They are much better at scrubbing and hold up better (at least that is my humble opinion). I paired the dish cloths with some fancy Meyer's geranium scented dish soap. I made up the pattern as I went on these, but have made some more since then using the "grandma's favorite dishcloth" pattern which is knit on the diagonal.