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My top 5 Zero Waste Knitting Swaps

Here is a list of a few of my favorite patterns I use in my home. I also have slight obsession with building Pinterest boards as a lot of us do😂. Happy knitting.

Knit Swiffer pad:https://armywifewithdaughters.com/2019/08/12/reusable-swiffer-pad-knitting-pattern/

Reusable Swiffer Pad Knitting Pattern #knitting #pattern

This is a super great zero waste swap. You can ditch the plastic lined Swiffer pads and switch to a more sustainable alternative. Best part is you just throw them in the laundry and they are good for the next use.😊

Knit wash cloths:https://www.mamainastitch.com/easy-knit-waschloth-pattern-sunshine-washcloth/

These are a fun and quick project switch and can save you time, money and they look way cuter. I love that these are multi fuctional and can be used not just in the bathroom but also the kitchen.

Kitchen sponge:https://www.cashmereandplaid.com/blog/diy-knit-scrubbing-sponge

Ordinary kitchen sponge wear out fast and just have to be throw away and re-bought multiple times a year. So why dont make your own at home, homemade one. This project is pretty quick and simple also makes a good gift.

Soap socks:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soap-socks

This is a fun easy project that helps save the plant. Soap socks help you use less soap and works as a 2 in 1 scrubber as well.

Make your own cat bed:https://startknitting.org/for-pet/cat-bed-free-knitting-pattern/

This pet bed is great and quick to make. It works for cats and small dogs. I know my cat always wants to lay on my knitting anyway so this gives him a good place to sit. Also great if you have a puppy who tears up there bed, much more cost effective to make it yourself and you help save the plant while doing so.

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Pattern of the week May 19th

This weeks pattern is zero waste mini facial scrubbers. These are a great zero waste swap in the bathrooms trading in those cotton rounds and make up wipes.

For this pattern I used: Lion Brand Natures Choice organic 100% cotton, I love this stuff its super soft I used the color French Vanilla. US size 6 4mm staright needles

You can make these any size you would like the main think is you have to cast on an odd number of stiches for the seed stitch to work. For mine I casted on 11 with gave me a 3′ by 3 1/2′

Pattern:

CO-11

1 row repeat- *k1 p1* K1

do this for 15 rows

bind of using *k1 p1* k1

sew in the ends then your done 🙂

This was my finished project I’ve made about 5 of them so far quick and easy project. I hope you enjoyed.

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Pattern of the week-April 11th

This week I made a produce bag

You will need: US Size 9, 5.5 mm 16” circular knitting needles and 2 skein of 2 different colors of yarn

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together (decrease)

yo – yarn over

CO-92 sts and join in the round

Seed Stitch Bottom

Rd 1 *K1, p1; repeat from * around

Rd 2 * P1, k1; repeat from * around

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 for approximately 2″, working the seed stitch

Next, change on to a large garage set of circular needles then switch to your secondary color mine was brown.

Main Body of Bag 

Rnd 1 *K2tog, yo; repeat from * around

Rnd 2 Knit each st around

Rnd 3 *yo, k2tog; repeat from * around

Rnd 4 Knit each st around

Repeat rows 1-4 until brown color section of the bag is approximately 6” tall. then knit 2 rows of seed stitch before binding off.

R1-*k1,p1* to end of row

R2-*p1,k1* to end of row

BO– bind off all stiches

Handle

for this section on the bag you will cast on 12 sts to US 7 straight or circular needles and and knit until 2” longer than the bags width. You can make the handle as long as you would like, I made mine short so i could almost have a top and apples wont fall out.

Thank you to Mama in a Stitch for this pattern inspiration