Wash Mitt by Erika Knight

Wash Mitt

August 2000
7 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 15 / 10.0 mm needles
US 15 - 10.0 mm
7 3/4" x 6 1/4" (20cm x 16cm)
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Summary: Bath mitt made from sisal knit in stockinette.


  • 2 balls rustic sisal string (the coarser the better)
  • the largest needles you can find (probably US 15 / 10.0 mm)
  • large sewing needle

From Comforts of Home: String provides the simplest and most basic yarn to knit in tonal colors from white, ecru, and straw to soft mellow golds. Rich in variety of texture, from fine cabled parcel strings, soft furry garden twines to coarsely textured rustic sisal--string has endless possibilities for the interior. Its simplicity adds an honesty to many homeware products all around the house from the living areas to the bathroom, and from cushions and table runners to this authentic wash mitt. The wash mitt is worked in sisal string in simple rows of knit and purl. It is a little hard on the hands to work with at first but has a great effect on the body. Being naturally abrasive, it sloughs and softens. The wash mitt is very easy to make, as it is knitted in one piece, folded over, then sewn together. This mitt measures 8” by 6”, but you could create a continuous long piece to use as a back scrubber.