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Topic: Knitted Swiffer re-usable cloths/pads  (Read 269 times)
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« on: February 22, 2019 08:30:52 PM »

Swifter reusable and washable pads/cloths, knitted up, have been washed and one needs to be washed again!

http://knitting-in-the-dark.tumblr.com/post/182994645878/swiffer-reusable-and-washable-padcloth-knitted

Last year I needed a better mop situation, and loved the idea of the swiffer wetjet, but couldn't handle throwing out the cloths/pads, but then I kept seeing women who had knitted/crocheted their own swiffer reusables so as soon as I found an "intro kit" on sale I bought one and immediately knitted up a couple of squares. The velcro doesn't really work, so I just rubber-banded them on. Some of the pIns had pads with pockets and I'll try those on the next batch I knit up. I didn't bother with a pattern, nor with tucking in the threads. I might use the threads in attaching some icord instead of pockets, when I get some cotton yarn again; also, might try ultimate recycling & make some t-(shirt)-yarn = tarn. Actually, that sounds like a great quick project for tonight!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019 12:46:37 AM »

Okay, so I *did* go and make the tarn, actually uarn, (cuz it was made out of a pair of undies in the laundry garbage) and knitted it up; but was only enough recycled yarn for half of a swiffer pad so then cut up a rag that was a tighter, more canvas weave; notice undies bottom half are brighter, also more stretchy like a t shirt / regular tarn would be. Also, last few stitches were REALLY hard to do because the canvas tarn was hard to manipulate the bind off stitches over each other




Turned out pretty thick, will have to test to see if it's *TOO* thick for the reusable swiffer pad
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019 10:21:41 AM »

Welcome back, digreen! See you've hit your 15 posts, so now you're eligible to swap with the rest of us. Come out and play with us!
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