INSTRUCTIONS ONLY - Knit your own Feminine Pad With Inserts Sanitary Menstrual Cycle Period Reusable Sustainable Washable Maxi Napkin



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Hi there! This original pattern design in US knit terms may not be distributed or sold as your own, but feel free to sell a finished pad made from this pattern.

You can make a pad for each day of your cycle, & make a bunch of inserts in any/all of your favorite stitches.

For waterproof layers for the heaviest days, I’ve read about women who’ve had success cutting inserts out of shower curtain liners & waterproof tablecloths from dollar stores.

level: intermediate

skills: know how to CO (cast on), k (knit), p (purl), sl (slip), sl purlwise with yarn in front, sl purlwise with yarn in back, ssk (slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together), k2tog (knit two together), yo (yarn over), BO (bind off)

needles: US size 13 9mm straight needles (for linen stitch pad pouch),
& US size 9 5.5mm straight needles (for everything else)

yarn: Blue Sky Fibers worsted 100% organic cotton in colors #604 Aloe (green pad pouch) & #614 Drift (white wings),
Sprout of Verde Collection by Classic Elite Yarns 100% organic cotton in color #4375 (gray insert),
& Lily Sugar ‘n Cream worsted 100% cotton in colors #82 Jute (tan insert) & #26 Light Blue (blue insert)

additional materials: small button ~5/8 - 3/4” (~1.5 - 2cm) wide, & yarn needle

size: pictured pad minus wings measures 7” (18cm) long by 3” (8cm) wide

gauge: not important as long as you make a dense fabric with minimal spaces

As a former professional proofreader, you can knit this with the confidence that it has been gone over with a fine tooth comb.

Feel free to ask pattern-related questions & I’ll typically get back to you within 24 hours.

Stace a.k.a. zonal

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105 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Sarah Jane Oct 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really enjoying this pattern easy to understand very happy with it

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screenscentd Nov 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

This is a unique idea, so I wanted to give it a try. It's a great pattern and the liner I crocheted turned out to be softer than I expected, but it was just too thick to be comfortable for me. If you try out this pattern, I recommend using a soft, but very thin yarn. Quality pattern, though.

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