It seems that lately I am all about saving time in the shower, which also saves water! So instead of taking the time to soap up a wash cloth or loofah – why not have it be one step. The felted soaps I made in the past work great, but I am was looking for something new… and I found it. A soap holder, but the soap holder is really a wash cloth! This was so easy to make, that you could make one for each member of your family, of course in different colors, so everyone knew which one was theirs.
Knitted Shower Soap Holder
1 skein cotton yarn
Size 6 double pointed needles
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4″ in stockinette stitch
1. Cast on 40 stitches leaving a 12″ tail for sewing the bottom seam.
2. Divide the stitches onto 3 double pointed needles, join into a round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Work the pattern for 36 rounds
Round 1 – 3: Knit
Round 4: Purl
Repeat these rounds for the pattern. I took my knitting to Stella’s soccer practice and one section of the pattern had a couple extra knitted rounds, got caught up in watching the action!
Completing the Holder
After finishing the 36 rounds..
Round 1 – 3: knit
Round 5 – 7: Knit
Bind of all stitches.
Turn the holder inside out, using the cast on tail sew up the bottom seam of the holder.
Knitting the I-Cord
1. Cast on 4 stitches onto a size 6 double pointed needle.
2. *Knit all stitches without turning the work, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle. Pull the working yarn across the back. Repeat from * until cord is 13′ long. Bind off leaving an 8″ tail.
3. Weave the I-cord through the holes in the holder. Thread the tail of the I-cord onto the darning needle and sew the ends of the I-cord together. Weave in ends.
Get some soap, place inside the bag and hang in the shower. Scrub-a-dub-dub you are ready for the tub!