I learned how to knit making this style dish clothes. They are simple and knit up fast
You’ll need a skein of cotton yarn, like Peaches and Cream, not an acrylic yarn, and size 7 needles.
Cast on 4 stitches.
Knit 2, add 1, knit rest of row. Repeat 39 times. (You should have 44 stitches at this point.)
Knit 1, knit 2 together, add 1, knit 2 together, knit rest of row. (Repeat until you’re back down to four stitches.
Cast off and finish.