Eco Friendly Natural Cleaning | DIY your own cotton cloths
With Spring here, there is something about the sunshine and longer days that makes me want to start cleaning! Ditch the ugly supermarket brought cloths that only seem to last a month and make your own sustainable knitted cotton cloths.
I love using these knitted cotton cloths around the house. They are perfect for the kitchen, bathroom and even as a face cloth. I first made these over 2 years ago and they are still going strong at our house. And when they are at the end of their life pop them in your compost for waste free disposal.
Pair with our DIY Peppermint Paste Recipe and your house will be naturally clean in no time!
|| What you will need
A ball or two of cotton yarn
A pair of needles 3.5mm or similar (I used 4.5mm as I already had these)
Top tip: Check out your local op shop for knitting needles and cotton yarn, you can pick up something for only a couple of dollars.
Tip: YouTube has heaps of tutorials for casting on and off if you need a little refresh! Here is a good knitting basics intro video.
|| How to
Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1: Knit one row.
Row 2: K2, YO, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 until there are 44 sts
Next row: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to the end of the row.
Continue decreasing until 4 sts left. Cast off.
K1—knit one stitch
K2tog—knit two together