Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Tutorial

Over the winter I came across some very affordable cotton yarn at my (gasp) local Walmart. I picked up a few skeins, brought them home, and pondered them for a few days. And then it came to me, in the shower of all places, wash cloths! The cotton yarn makes them practical for a variety of uses in the kitchen, bathroom, and throughout the house. In addition, you can toss them into the washer and dryer without a worry.

Since today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, my gift to you is a quick and dirty tutorial on my Eco-Friendly Wash Cloths.

You need:
1 Skein of Cotton Yarn
Size 8 Needles
1 Tapestry Needle

MakeStar(MS): P3 tog, but leave old stitch on left needle, yo, P same 3 stitches together, removing the old stitch from the left needle.

Cast on 33 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: P1, *MS, P1; rep from * to end
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: P3, MS, *P1, MS; rep from * to last 3 stitches, P3

Repeat pattern until you achieve desired length.
And viola! You have a lovely wash cloth to brighten up even the most mundane tasks!

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