I knitted a fan and feather pattern dish cloth tonight ... I like this pattern and have made many over the years.
I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (Mod Stripes) and size 4.5mm knitting needles
Cast on 42 stitches (or a multiple of 18 plus 6)
Knit 3 rows of garter stitch for the border
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K 3, P to last 3 stitches K3
Row 6: K3, *(K2 tog) 3 times, (yo, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times, rep from * to last 3 sts K3
Row 7: Knit
Repeat Rows 4 - 7, keeping first and last 3 stitches in garter stitch, until piece measures desired length
Knit 3 more rows of garter stitch to make the bottom border
Cast off and darn in ends.