I love hand knit wash & dish cloths. I am slowly replacing the lesser cloths in the house for these super spectacular wash cloths. These are the gifts of the future, everyone I know will be getting one of these awesome cloths with a personal message. These are a present for my sister's birthday, I know she will love the Skank and Skull collection.
I searched forever for a great pattern and the one I love is from Knitty.com here is the link. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTbacktoschool.html
I changed the text and art but stuck with the same knit pattern for the body of the cloth. Totally worth checking out.