DIY Knitted Dishcloth Washcloth Kit, Eco Craft Kit, Pure Unbleached Cotton, Plastic Free Packaging, Beginner, Mothers Day, Knitting Kit
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Materials: Pure Cotton Yarn, Instructions
WHAT IS IT?
A brilliant knitting kit to make up to 5 textured dishcloth or washcloths with optional gift bag made from recycled card and PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING.
You may think that life is too short to be knitting dishcloths, but stick with me – what better feeling than to wash your face or your dishes with a cloth you have handcrafted and you will use on a regular basis?
The yarn is pure, unbleached, undyed cotton and whilst cotton does sometimes get a bad press, this is the least processed version of cotton you can get hold of – so as eco as we can find and much better than all the wet wipes going to landfill.
Our kit doesn’t include knitting needles as most knitters have more than enough pairs, so we decided that adding a small cheap pair to the kit was just adding extra cost and potentially extra stuff you don’t need. Use either 3.75mm or 4mm needles to make the cloths.
What you do get is 2 x 50g skeins of double knitting cotton, full instructions and an optional recycled gift bag, all packaged simply in a recycled cardboard box that will fit through your letterbox.
PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
There will be a small amount of tape holding the box together, but other than that the kit is free of polythene and plastic. Unfortunately multiple kits for the moment will need to include some plastic to not only keep kits separate, but to also send them securely, though we will keep plastic to a minimum.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
The pattern is for three different designs and three different sizes of cloth that have differing textures, you can easily adapt and adjust to the size you require or the texture you prefer – soothing or exfoliating!
However, if you are a beginner you will have no trouble following the patterns as there is no shaping, but instead lots of combining of knit and purl stitches to create textures and patterns. So great to practice stitches and also for more experienced knitters who want a fun, quick project.
There is enough yarn in the kit to make 5 small, 4 medium (at a pinch) and 2 large. If you made 2 large you may just have enough to make a small too!!
• The small cloth is approx. 14cm square (mine weighed 18g)
• The medium cloth is approx. 17cm square (mine weighed 26g)
• The large cloth is approx. 21cm square (mine weighed 41g)
If you wish to give the kit as a gift you can choose from green, red or natural brown gift boxes but please note that this will be included flat in the box and will need constructing with either a little glue or double-sided tape.
The yarn comes on two loosely wound skeins that will need twisting a little tighter to slot into the bag, but you must wind it from the skein onto a ball before commencing knitting to avoid tangles.
If you fancy being creative you could always dye the skeins before you begin knitting, or dye the cloths upon completion. Cold water or procion dyes are the best for cotton or natural dyes will be perfect too. Please be aware that soaps and cleansing products could affect the long term colour of the cloths so check with the dye manufacturer for colour fastness etc.
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1,926 reviews5 out of 5 stars
A great little kit for a beginner knitter such as myself, I use the cloths for my face (I am too proud to use them for the dishes, even if they are imperfect). As it is cotton it is easy to see the stitches, which helped me learn about my mistakes (adding in stitches like no tomorrow). My tip would be that as the cotton comes in a loop, make the loop into a ball, use a dining room chair to hold the loop (skein) and then build a ball, to avoid the tangle I got myself in at first, oops!
Such a lovely project to work on - knitted dishcloths! Stop using plastic scourers and 'save the planet' - what's not to love? This is a great pack, material plus instructions. Good product, great idea, fast delivery. Must get back to my knitting!
Instructions easy, quality of the yarn was excellent and the product was sent out really quickly.
Love Airedale Yarns. Been ordering from them for a while. Good value for money
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