This ingenious felted soap scrubby works by creating a lather with the soap still inside! Yarn 1 x 50g ball of Wendy Ramsdale DK in Bedale (3303) Needles 5mm (UK 6, US 8) Accessories 40cm (16in) of cotton piping cord
knitting needles Wendy Ramsdale DK tbramsden.co.uk 01943 872264 100% wool DK weight 100g/112m (122 Hand wash £3.59
Turn to page 96 for abbreviations 18 sts and 28 rows to 10cm or 4in, yarn held double using 5mm knitting needles Knitted size: 16cm x16cm (6¼in x 6¼in) Felted size: 12cm x 12cm (4¾in x 4¾in) TO KNIT Before you start, unwind half of the yarn into a separate mini ball so you can hold the yarn double. Cast on 36 sts. Two-stitch check pattern: Row 1: * K2, p2 * Row 2: * P2, k2 * Row 3: * P2, k2 * Row 4: * K2, p2 * Repeat for another 36 Row 5: K1, p1. Row 6: P1, k1. Repeat the last 2 rows 4 Cast off.
times more. TO FINISH With right sides together join the side seams, up to where the rib starts. Darn loose ends.
TO FELT Put the scrubby into a mesh lingerie bag or a zip-up pillow case. Wash in the washing machine with other clothing at 40°C with detergent. The friction and temperature will help with the felting process. Take the scrubby out of the mesh bag and pull into shape. Measure it and repeat the washing process if you need it to shrink more. Dry thoroughly an airing cupboard works well).
TO FINISH Fold the ribbed edge over and sew into place, encasing the piping cord as you go along. Knot the ends of the cord together. Turn the soap scrubby the right way round again and pop in your soap.