Scrubbies are small abrasive cloths that you can use to clean hard surfaces and disks. You can knit your own scrubs using a special type of laundry net or a combination of dishwashing yarn and nylon nets. This is a simple, quick and useful project for knitters of all levels, so do some scrubbies for yourself and your friends!
[ Edit ] Step
[ Edit ] Designing Your Scrubbies
- Select a textured scrub and / or cotton yarn. A textured scrubbed yarn is ideal for making scrubs, but you can also use a cotton yarn. Try checking out online or in your local craft store for a textured scrubbed yarn. If nothing is available, then choose a cotton yarn. 
- Red Heart has a yarn called Scrubby that is specific to making scrubbies.
- Sugar n & # 39; Cream is a popular type of cotton yarn, but you can use any brand you like.
- Get a pair of knits that work with your yarn. Check the yarn label to determine which type of knitwear works best for the yarn you are using. This helps to ensure that you get the best possible results.
- For example, a pair of US size 7 to 9 (4.5 to 5.5 mm) knits works if you are using a medium weight scrubby yarn. 
- Add nylon for extra rubbing power if desired. If you want extra texture in your scrubbies or if your yarn is not structured, you can integrate some nylon into the knitting. Buy some nylon nets and cut them into threads. Then tie those strings together to create nylon yarns that you can knit in your scrub. 
- Check your local craft store for nylon nets or buy some online.
[ Edit ] Knitting a Simple Scrubby
- Hold 2 strings together for a thicker scrubby. If you want a thick, durable scrub, then knit with 2 strands of scrubbed yarn at once. Another option is to keep 1 piece of scrubbed or nylon yarn and 1 piece of cotton yarn when knitting. But you can also knit with a string of scrub or nylon yarn to make your scrubby.
- If you are working with a single ball of scrub yarn, then divide the ball into 2 equal-sized balls before you start.
- If using nylon to add texture to the scrub, hold 1 string of nylon with 1 thread of cotton yarn to knit the scrub.
- Make a slip knot. Lift the twine around the index finger and ring finger twice and pinch the intersection between two loops (where the loops start and end). Pull the loops from your fingers as you pinch this section and then slide the second loop over the first loop. Pull the tail on the yarn to tighten the loop slightly. Slide the loop into your right needle and pull the tail to tighten it further. 
- This tie knot is considered your first knit on seam.
- Cast on 15 stitches. Lift the yarn over the left needle and insert the right needle into the loop. Yarn over the right needle and pull through to create your other knitting. Continue adding until you have a total of 15 stitches. 
- If desired, you can apply more or fewer stitches than 15 to create a scrub of a different size.
- Knitted over the first row. To knit, insert the right needle through the first stitch on the left needle that goes from front to back. Then lift the yarn over the end of the right needle and pull the new loop through the old loop, and then let the old loop slip off the end of the left needle. 
- Repeat this sequence all the way to the end of the line.
- Turn your work around and continue knitting. Swap the right needle with all the seams on the left hand and place the empty needle in your right hand. Then continue knitting over the new row. By turning your work after each row you work in stitches. This stitch has a small stretch and texture on it. 
- Continue to knit until the scrub is the desired size. When you are done applying, knit the first row and then continue to knit all the rows until the scrub is the desired size. A good scrubby size is about, which is about 22 rows. 
- You can measure your scrubby when it looks like it is near the desired size, but you can also just guess. Scrubbies don't have to be perfect because you only use them to scrub counters and dishes.
- Bind of the last row. To finish your scrub, you need to fasten the stitches. Start by knitting the first two stitches in the row. Then use the left needle to lift the first stitch on the right needle over the second stitch. Then knit 1 and use the left needle to lift the first up and over the second again. 
- Continue to make this to the end of the row to fasten all stitches.
- the last seam, tie a knot through it and cut the excess yarn.
[ Edit ] Things You Need
- Scrubby yarn
- Cotton yarn (optional)
- Nylon net (optional)
- Knitting needles in USA size 7, 8 or 9 ( 4.5, 5.0 or 5.5 mm)