Rustic, cute, multipurpose, ocean-friendly body scrubbers!
You don’t even need knitting pins, as you can see, chopsticks make the perfect gauge when knitting these heart shaped jute scrubbers/ exfoliating lovelies.
Work in stocking stitch throughout. (Knit knit knit and no purl)
Take your garden jute string and your chopsticks and cast on 2 stitches.
Knit one row.
Increase at each end of every alternate row until you have 16 sts.
Make the heart shape:
Decrease now on first stitch and 8th.
Turn and decrease at each end of each row until you have 2 sts left. Bind these off together, cut the string, secure your last stitch.
Rejoin your string to the remaining 8 stitches and repeat.
Weave in your loose ends by poking them through the loops at the edges of the finished heart shape.
Make a loop and attach somewhere on the top of your heart.
This takes about ten minutes.
The jute hearts can be used on your pots and pans, your surfaces, your bathroom, your feet and elbows, as well as those stubborn bits on dirty typewriters. But you may want to make multiple shapes to cover all uses. A great way to ditch those nasty plastic scrubbers we have become so addicted to 🙂
Pair the scrubbers with a special bar of soap perhaps for a last minute gift 😉
Happy Holidays , typospherians xx