I quickly knitted (very poorly, I might add) a dish rag last weekend.
Use 100% cotton so that you can wash at high temperatures to sanitize. I used 4mm knitting needles and a light weight yarn. If you feel so inclined, this is what I did:
- cast on 25 stitches using the long-tail cast on (the photo features 26 stitches because by that point I had already picked up a new guy…. The lesson here is: don’t FaceTime and knit)
- row 1: knit, purl, knit, purl*, repeat from * across
- row 2: knit, purl, knit, purl*, repeat from * across
- repeat row 1 and 2 until you have about a centimeter or so (around 6 rows in total). This will be the border.
- row 7: knit, purl, knit, purl first 4 stitches, purl, knit*, repeat from * until last 4 stitches, knit, purl, knit, purl
- row 8: knit, purl, knit, purl first 4 stitches, knit, purl*, repeat from * until last 4 stitches, knit, purl, knit, purl
- repeat rows 7 and 8 for about 3 inches or until desired size is reached. End after an odd row.
- row n: repeat row 1 and 2 three times to finish border
- cast off
- sew in ends
By the looks of it, I myself don’t know how to knit. Oh brother.
If you are looking for something with more scrubbing power, my idea was to use the mesh from a citrus or onion type bag. I planned to use a scrap and sew it to one side of the rag. It may be necessary to sew a few layers on securing them not only on the sides but through the center as well. If/when I do this, I will update you! If you try it out, let me know how it performed!