If you like a nice scrub (or know someone who does) and are curious about exotic plant-based yarns, here is a fun and quick project with which to go exploring. Instructions included for two bath mitt styles in two sizes (S/L) and two back scrubber styles. Mitts are knit in the round and back scrubbers are knit flat. Either piece is a great beginner project or last-minute gift, tucked into a pretty bag with a soft cotton washcloth or some enticing body care products.
Suggested Yarns: Pakucho Organic Cotton Sport
glass beads with a hole large enough to thread the working yarn through
, Hemp for Knitting, or any plant-based yarn with 60 to 90 yards per 50 grams that knits to pattern gauge.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall change in size or yardage required. Finished Size:
mitts: 8(9.5) inches in circumference and 7.5(9) inches in length (blocked)
back scrubber: 4 inches wide and 26 inches in length (blocked)
mitts: 70(85) yards
back scrubber: 85 yards
18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (unblocked)Needles:
size 4US (3.5 mm) DPNs for mitts/straight or circular needle for back scrubber
size 2US (2.75 mm) DPNs or crochet hook to work beaded hanging loop