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Old 02-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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February KAL - Scrubbies
Time to get ready for that spring cleaning I know you all love! So this month we'll make some simple scrubbies. You can use any pattern you like, but I'm going to make some like Artlady made with the nylon netting.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=86655
I just bought some of these spools of netting, but you can buy some at a fabric store and cut it to suit you. Best width seems to be 1.5 inches.
http://www.tulle-shed.com/netting-spools.html
http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html

Dollyce's (Artlady) pattern -

Using 1 strand of Sugar 'n' Cream cotton and a 1.5" strip of netting, held together: US 11>cast on 16 st>work 11 garter ridges>bind off.

This one is similar to Dollyce's pattern-although she uses tulle which isn't recommended as it's too soft.
http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/ber...-tutorial.html

More- Some of these don't require netting
http://zombiea.vox.com/library/post/...h-pattern.html
http://www.alarmingfemale.com/knitti...bby-dishcloth/
http://1870pearl.typepad.com/myweblo...-patterns.html
http://www.knittingknonsense.com/BB_style_tawashi.html
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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I've been wanting to make some of these, I think they will be a nice addition to all the dish rag requests I get around the holidays.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for all the helpful links, Jan!

I've sold 14 SCRUBBIES already! I charged $2.50 per scrubbie, and the lady bought all 7 in each batch! I think this last batch of 7 are for gifts!

Of course, I give them away to my family!

My spool of nylon netting gives me 6 or 7 scrubbies. Why 6 one time and 7 the other time? Beats me!

I can make 7 in one evening of TV.

BTW: the netting is colorfast. The cotton is not. That's why I have settled on white cotton with colored netting.
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I'm going to join you! These look wonderful and so practical yet pretty. I'll head to JoAnn's this weekend and pick up some netting.

I did have one question about the netting. Should I get the softer tulle or the standard stiffer netting? I guess I could get some of each and experiment!
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The SCRATCHIER & cheaper, the better!

The softer tulle won't work.
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
The SCRATCHIER & cheaper, the better!

The softer tulle won't work.
That would have been my guess.

I used to work at JoAnn's and there were these two sisters who had to be in their late 70's and they'd come in when we had the netting on sale for 50 cents a yard. They'd buy yards and yards of all kinds of colors, cut it into strips and crochet scrubbies. I expressed a curiosity and the next time they came in, they brought me 3 of them! They were quite a pair!

These look like lots of fun to do, I can't wait!
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Ok I'm in on this KAL. I just ordered some netting, can't wait to get it. I will start after Valentines Day. I think these will make great Mother's Day gifts for all the moms in my mothers group.

Thanks Jan for putting this on. And thanks Artlady for showing us how to do it.
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Ladies! A question! I really want to join this KAL (though i'll have to order the yarn and the netting, or look for it here somewhere), but i have a few things i want to be sure of First, i never used a knitted scrubby and i don't own a dishwasher. So are they really efficient with washing the dirty dishes that won't go into the washer later? Second, how do they perform with teflon? I have special scrubbies for the pans, so they won't get scratched. Third, are they soft enough to use instead of Luffa in the shower, if i use the tulle and not the netting and knit them with handles?
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I used my scrubby last night to wash dishes and it works great! It got all the 'crud' out of the pan very quickly! I would think it would be fine on teflon.. maybe Dollyce (Artlady) has tried it..I don't have any teflon pans.

I certainly wouldn't use the netting as a shower scrubby..it's way to rough, but the softer netting might be fine.
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Thanks Jan! I checked and the netting sellers don't ship to our side of the world. I asked just in case, but I don't think I'll get a positive answer. And I checked the cost of cotton and it's sooo cheap compared to the prices here, but they ship only Priority which makes it triple. So i'll try to look for something locally and see if I can join you
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