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:
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!)
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!