Washcloth Knit Kits May 05, 2014 10:00 1 Comment

Knitting is a great excuse to watch TV!  Our washcloth knit kits are a great way to get started and have all the supplies needed, down to mini scissors and a darning needle for weaving in the yarn tails.  We like to use them as hand towels in our guest bathroom but they also make great hostess and baby gifts when paired with a delightful handmade soap.  Being a slow and easily distracted knitter, I make one of these in about 4 hours.

As of now, we have Ivy, Ochre, Teal and White available but more colors coming soon!

 

 

 

Group with teal, baked red and ivy made with Rowan Cotton glade and white and ochre made with Rowan Handknit Cotton.

 

Finished washcloth in Ivy.

 

Rowan Cotton Glace in Ivy with 10" US 4 straight birch needles

 

Rowan Cotton Glace in Teal with 10" US 4 straight birch needles

 

Rowan Handknit Cotton in Ochre with 10" US 7 straight birch needles

 

Rowan Handknit Cotton in White with 10" US 7 straight birch needles

 

All components of the kits are reusable but each ball of yarn makes only one washcloth.  The needle sizes in the kits are per the recommendations of Rowan.  If you were to use the US 7 needle with Cotton Glace yarn, it might have just a little bit looser stitches and if you were to use the US 4 needles with the Handknit Cotton, the stitches might be tighter. The mini scissors have a rounded nose and I keep a pair in my purse.  Inadvertently, they have made it through airport security.  Not sure if they met the standards because of their size and rounded nose or if they were missed by the agent, but I was pleased they were not confiscated.  They come in real handy at times.  

With my obsession about making these washcloths, I can now have to something to show for all those Netflix shows I watch.