Knit by Bit: Bubble Bath Mitt
What can you make with one ball of cotton yarn? A face cloth! Merion folds one in half to make a handy bath mitt that is perfect for the bubbliest of baths!
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I love hand-knitted face cloths – 100% cotton yarn is wonderful for the skin, and you can machine wash it and use it over and over again! I’ve been making fun cotton bath mitts for my children in all the colours of the rainbow – so I decided to make a grown-up one for myself, in a cool slate grey!
I’ve used pebble stitch, which creates a gorgeous texture that is ideal for exfoliating (although the days of fake tan are long over in rainy London), and it’s a fabulously easy four row repeat that you’ll memorise in a wink! I’ve used a DK weight cotton, but you can make this up in DK or aran weight, but it must be cotton for a face cloth.
Cast on 50 stitches.
Rib 6 rows, begin pattern on row 7 as follows:
Row 1: (RS) K all.
Row 2: P all.
Row 3: K2tog all the way across the row.
Row 4: *K1, K1 in horizontal bar before next st*, all the way across the row.
Repeat these 4 rows until square until your piece is long enough to cover your hand, with the rib sitting on your wrist. Cast off, and then fold in half right sides together, sew up the side seam and top to make the mitt, and turn inside out. Sew in ends.
This would make a wonderfully thoughtful small gift – knit to match somebody’s bathroom colours, and add luxury soap! Make them up in reds and greens for Christmas, or knit them in fabulous brights for bathtime fun for children! (pssst, what about knitting them in palest blue and white for Frozen themed stocking fillers?!)
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Last updated: August 11th, 2017.