I seem to be embracing the green clean this month. From homemade laundry detergent to homemade dishwashing detergent to a twine knit dish scrub. I have been knitting cotton dishcloths for 6 months now and adore them- they're soft, uber clean because I can chuck them in the washing machine whenever I want and clean dishes and surfaces beautifully. That said, if I've burnt a bit of food at the bottom of the pot, or forget to soak over night I find I need something with a little more grit and texture to scrub my pots clean.
This is twine I used to hang North's wall hangings. It's not really as pleasurable or as quick a process as I had anticipated- the fiber started to irritate my fingers about halfway through last night. But, when this knit is off the needles it is sure to be put to good use until it's fraying at the edges and soft with wear and love.
The pattern I made up was simply:
cast on desired length
row 1: knit
row 2: knit 1, slip 1
repeat to desired width
I used 5mm needles, but next time I would use bigger, as it didn't need to be so tightly knit.
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