I wanted to share some handy stripey little wash mitts I recently crafted. Textured for the most effective sort of scrubbing, these are made of thirsty, soft cotton. A loop for air drying makes the best sort of sense in both the kitchen and bath! The pattern is written to knit flat and seam, though they’d be easily adapted to knitting in the round.
Worsted weight cotton in two colors
Size 4.5 mm, (US 7 ) needles
Size G crochet hook
Kfb: knit in front and back of same stitch
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Psso: pass slipped stitch over
Sl: slip stitch
cast on 42 stitches
Row 1: kfb, k8, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k8, kfb twice, k8, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k8, kfb
Row 2: knit
(change color and repeat rows 1 and 2) 14 times
Change color and knit 1 row
K19, bind off next 4 stitches, k19
K19, cast on 4 stitches using the backwards loop method, knit to end of row
Knit another row
(knit 1, purl 1 across) x 14 rows
Bind off in ribbing, (knit wise for knit stitches and purl wise for purls), and fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Seam up side and top edge of mitt using mattress stitch on wrong side.
Using a crochet hook on wrong side, slip stitch to center top of mitt. Pull yarn to right side and chain 12. Pull yarn at end of chain to wrong side, secure with a slip stitch, knot and weave in loose end.
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