Who knows why we knit what we knit. Not me. This is Dione Reed’s Starfish Cloth, a free pattern on her Sew-Funky website and on Ravelry. It’s one of those things you just want to try to knit for the fun of it. You end up with a fairly serviceable dishcloth or washcloth, but that’s really not the point. I used oddments of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. Left over from, of course, other dishcloths I’ve knitted.
I can see it knit large with a newborn plunked down in the middle for a photo op or a nice comfy nap. In a tighter gauge and with more forgiving yarn, I believe the gappy divides between the colors would be tamed. A quick knit, with lots of bang for the buck.