When I recently learned about the Soap S.A.C.K mission, I knew I had to get involved. These are so fun to make and good for the soul, as an important way to give back to our community. I have a lot of cotton sitting in my stash, so this was the perfect time to get to work.
As a knitter, I struggled a bit to find patterns ... when I found a seed stitch pattern on Ravelry, I was off to the races.
I made about a dozen with this pattern but I wanted to play around with different stitches to create some variety for other knitters out there.
Most patterns are written as 6" across and 8" tall, but since this is a horizontal pattern, I flipped it. So you will cast on enough stitches for 8" across (to fold in half) and knit 6" from the cast on.
I love how a simple yarn over can turn a garter stitch into a thick woven texture that is perfect for a soap sack. This is excellent for beginners or TV knitting. If you can knit a stitch you can make this!
MATERIALS & INFO
Yarn: 65 yards (1.1 oz) of 100% cotton worsted weight
I have quite a variety in my stash so I've used KnitPicks Dishie, Lily Sugar'n Cream, Bernet Handcrafter Cotton, and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.
Gauge: 21 sts per 4”/10 cm
Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm & Size G or 7 Crochet Hook (for loop)
Notions: Darning needle
Finished size: 4" x 6"
Experience Level: Beginner
CO = Cast on
K = knit
YO = Yarn Over
BO = Bind off
YOW (Yarn over wrap)
YO, k2, pass yo over the the k2
CO 42 sts
Row 1 (WS) K1 *YOW* repeat to last stitch, k1
Row 2 (RS) knit
Repeat rows 1-2 until fabric measures 6” from cast-on edge, ending with row 1.