Thread 32 stitches (leave enough thread for sewing at the end).
Row 1* 1 knit stitch, slip 2 stitches * repeat 5 times; 2 knit stitches; * slip 2, 1 knit stitch * repeat 5 times.
A marker can be placed before the two right-side stitches so that you can see at a glance if you have not made a mistake!
Row 2 * Knit all the stitches right-side up.
Repeat these rows 32 times or to the desired height.
Finish, fold the knit in half and sew on all 3 sides.
Personally I made about 20 times these two rows to get the classic sponge height.
Ah yes, I tried to finish my cotton stock, hence the stripes! Well they’re sponges so it’s ok if they’re ugly ! But personally I prefer the green one !
Which type of wool? Is it expensive?
For me, leftover cotton form Drops, Paris quality. Not sure you’ll find it here.
When I went to Joann’s, I found colorful and fun alternatives like below.
The blue yarn version is more complicated to knit but allows you to make scraper sponges.
A 50g ball will allow you to make 2 sponges for about $3 to $5.
The promise of these sponges: last longer and be very easy to wash to avoid odours!
Is it good?
I’ve been using them for over two weeks and I’m delighted!
The mix, diswashing liquid plus cotton, foam well. And cotton is slightly abrasive. Perfect for removing light dirt without damaging anything.
I think the scraper thread version is a big plus if we want to eliminate scrapers from our habits.