10 October 2007

A Triptych of Swiffer Covers

I came up with three different Swiffer cover patterns. The first one I knit up on the fly, but the other two I thought a bit more about how I wanted it to look.

Pattern #1.

Yarn: Peaches and Creme cotton dishcloth yarn (you probably will need maybe 1/3 of a ball)
Needle size: US size 6
Gauge: in pattern 21 stitches is approximately 4 inches unwashed.

Stitch pattern (over a multiple of 10+1) Scrubber stitch
Row 1: (RS) k3, p5, *k5, p5; repeat * to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 2: (WS) p3, k5, *p5, k5; repeat * to last 3 stitches, p3
Row 3: same as row 2
Row 4: same as row 1

Pattern:

Cast on 21 stitches.
Knit in pattern for 10 inches.
BO all stitches.

Pick up 20 stitches on one end on right side.
Knit in garter stitch for 2 inches.
BO all stitches.
Repeat for other end.

Finishing:
Fold garter stitch flap WS to WS and sew up sides to make a pocket. Repeat on other end.
Weave in ends.

Patterns 2 & 3.
Yarn: Peaches and Creme cotton dishcloth yarn (you probably will need maybe 1/3 of a ball)
Needle size: US size 6
Gauge: in pattern 20 stitches is approximately 4 inches unwashed.

Waffle Stitch (Divisible by 2)
Row 1: (RS) *k1b, p1, repeat * to end
Row2: *p1b, k1, repeat * to end


Waffle Stitch
Box Stitch (multiple of 4 + 2)
Row 1: (RS) k2 *p2, k2* repeat * to * Box Stitch
Row 2: p2, *k2, p2* repeat *to *
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: repeat row 1

Pattern:
Cast on 20 stitches.
Knit 2 rows of garter stitch.
Knit 12 rows of stockinette.
Knit a turning row. If on ws, knit 1 row. If on rs, purl one row.
Knit 3 rows of stockinette.
If you choose the box stitch pattern, inc. 2 stitches before beginning pattern.
Knit in pattern for 9 inches.
Knit in stockinette for 3 rows.
Knit a turning row.
Knit 12 rows of stockinette.
Knit 2 rows of garter stitch.
BO all stitches.

Finishing:
Fold the stockinette flap at the turning row. Sew up each side to make a pocket. Repeat for other end. Weave in ends.

Note: This will shrink a bit after machine washing and drying. However, it still stretches to fit over the Swiffer head. Mine scrub quite well, and are great for absorbing spills.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

These are so great - thank you!!!

uaine_cniotail said...

Those are fabulous!!!

Rebel said...

I'm going to have to try this!

LC said...

Nicely done!..thanks!

Kate said...

I'm glad y'all like them. I wonder if I'm going to come up with some other use for dishcloth cotton.

:)