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Old 12-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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FO: DISHCLOTH SCRUBBIE! l LOVE IT!
Well, thanks to all the helpful KH knitters, I found 3" nylon netting to knit together with one strand of Sugar 'n' Cream cotton. BTW: I ordered the 3" spools of netting on Wed, Dec 10th...and it delivered today, Monday Dec 15th. Oooo-rah! (She also takes PayPal, which I prefer.)

Cast on 12 st with US11. Garter st for 12 ridges. Bind off.
Weave ends through side edges with a crochet hook.
4"x4" dishcloth. Absorbent...holds soap and water...and scratchy enough for dried egg on a plate!

I might try two strands of cotton with the netting on the next one, just as a trial.





Kind of "couch" the cotton inside the netting.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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So did you use that full width of the netting or cut it into strips? I'm going to make some of these!
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Nice! They look like they'd be great!

I'm going to have to get some of that when they open again! Did you use the entire width of the netting? And did you fold it over the yarn the whole time or just let it fall where it may?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #4
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That is really cool!! I was thinking it would be a more complicated scrubbie, but that looks really simple (and REALLY useful, too )

Great job! Now I want one
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GrandmaLori View Post
So did you use that full width of the netting or cut it into strips?

That would be really good to know. I bought some of the netting material at HL, so it's not in strips and I'll have to cut it to size.

THANKS for sharing and the pics! I've been wanting to do these for a month now, but wasn't sure where to start...........now I do! Well............I will once you share this one last secret (how wide)
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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Cool! What a great idea!

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Scrubbie #1: single cotton with 3" netting.


SCRUBBIE #2: Double cotton strands w/ 3" netting. Cast off after 8 ridges.


SCRUBBIE #3: Same construction as blue:


SCRUBBIE #4: White single strand cotton with 1-1/2" netting (cut lengthwise off the spool and wind into loosish balls> cast on 16 st and bind off after 11 ridges:


So here is my final assessment after testing this scrubbie thing:

Double strand cotton is unnecesary and 3" width netting is overboard. You don't need the full 3" width for the scrubbie to be very effective. And besides that, the blue and tan scrubbies are very dense. They are not overly large so they will work nicely, but they were a waste of materials...AND knitting with 3" width netting makes the process of knitting VERY hard. It takes a lot more hand muscle to work the stitches. My right hand is killing me. (conversely, I knit the entire BACK for the "BABETTE" cardigan yesterday...double moss stitch throughout using Rowan Cocoon yarn...and my hands didn't hurt one bit!)

To summarize:
1) single strand cotton held together with 1-1/2" netting
2) cast on 16 st and work 11 ridges, then bind off

This ^ is a good recipe. My materials will go twice as far!
And the scrubbie is the right size for a woman's hand, and for putting inside of a coffee-stained mug, etc.

I've been using my first version (square, white) all evening long as I was getting dinner ready. I like to clean up certain utensils as I go, etc...things that don't go in the dishwasher. Anyhoo, I would be lost without it now. It is superior to a sponge with a scratchy side because it won't retain bacteria like sponges do...and the scrubbie releases the water and dries out rather quickly. It can be washed in the washing machine ,on hot, right along with all the other kitchen towels, etc.

I used up all my white netting. I'll get more of that later.
I've got kelly green, royal blue and lemon yellow to use with a cone of white cotton. And I'll also use the royal blue netting on some french blue cotton.

Does lemon yellow netting withstand a cup of bleach in the washing machine process? Will it bleach out, or will it retain the color?

Oh, yeah...doh...why not go put a put of diluted bleach on a bit of yellow netting?

Will report back!
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Thanks for the info! I will look for the netting locally and if I can't find it I'll order it after Christmas.

Does anyone know what department it would be in?
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These look great!
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