For people who are new to knitting and want to start by creating easy pieces, it is both useful and interesting to get started with making a sponge. You will thus have at your disposal a dish cloth that can be reused almost infinitely, which you can simply put in the washing machine when it becomes dirty. This is therefore an ecological solution. Do not hesitate to do some for those around you as well.
Step 1. Start by casting on 36 stitches
Step 2. Create an edge
To do this, cast on the stitches of the first 4 rows.
Step 3. Start the knitting pattern
The 3 knitted stitches at the beginning and at the end of the rows are used to create the edges. Proceed as follows:
- for the first row: 3m end, (3m end, 3m env) 5 times, 3m end
- for the second row: 3m end, 2m end, (3m env, 3m end) 4 times, 3m env, 1m end, 3m end
- for the third row: 3m end, 2m env, (3m end, 3m env) 4 times, 3m end, 1m env, 3m end
- for the fourth row: 3m end, (3m env, 3m end) 5 times, 3m end
- for the fifth row: 3m end, 1m env, (3m env, 3m end) 4 times, 3m env, 2m end, 3m end
- for the sixth row: 3m end, 1m env, (3m end, P3) 4 times, 3m end, 2m env, 3m end
Step 4. Repeat the same
Knit the rows from the first to the sixth several times.
Step 5. Finish by repeating the first row
Step 6. Close the edge
To do this, knit the stitches of the last four rows together.
Step 7. Cast off the stitches
- The abbreviations used are as follows:
- K1 = 1 knitted stitch
- P1 = 1 reverse stitch
- Remember to write down on a piece of paper the number of times you completed rows 1 to 6 to be sure you don't forget it.