My Swiffer Wetjet Cover.
1. P2togb = purl two together through the back loop as opposed to the front loop.
2. If you don't like making the Ssk stitch, knit 2 together through the back loop.
2 balls dishcloth cotton in contrasting colours (or clashing colours if that's all you have, you're making a broom/mop cover not haute couture). You can also use up your leftovers on these, which is what I did and why mine has so many different yarns. Just change colours when you feel like it.
4.5mm/US 7 knitting needles.
2 - 4mm/US 6 DPN's.
Tapestry needle and a cold one or three if you've used a lot of colours.
For the cover:
Cast on 57 stitches and work in the Ballband Dishcloth Pattern as set here.
Changing colours as desired or as necessary in my case. Work a total of 7 repeats of the pattern rows.
For the Ties:
On the cast off row; pick up 9 stitches at about the 6th stitch from the end working in toward the centre. Knit one row with contrast colour. Add in main colour and knit one repeat (K1, S1, ...) of Ballband pattern rows.
On the knit row at the end of the repeat, Slip one purl wise, k1 through the back loop, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch, k to end (8sts). On the purl row of the repeat, p2tog, p2tog, p2togb, p2togb (4 sts).
Begin another repeat as: Ssk, S1, K2tog (3 sts). Next row, K1, S1, K1. Next Row, P1, S1, P1. Next Row, K1, S1, K1. Next row, knit across (either knit this row with one DPN or slip them to a DPN after).
Begin i-cord. When i-cord reaches 10". cast off by K3tog, cut yarn and pull end through.
Do that three more times. One more on the cast off row, two on the cast on row.
Now pour yourself a cold one and begin weaving in all those frickin' ends.
Warning: Strange things may get Swiffered if you drink and clean. Save the cleaning for a sober day or assign a designated cleaner.
Does it do the job? You tell me.
NOw to figure out how to put my own cleaning solution in the solution bottles. It shouldn't be that hard though. Hmmm... that sounds like a guy's famous last words before the repair person gets called.
Swiffer Sweeper covers I found on the 'net.
This is a good alternative for those who just want a quick knit without all those crazy ends to weave in. It would also fit over those new sweepers with the vacuum on the front of them where mine wouldn't since the tie would get in the way. You would need to add some width to this by casting on a few extra stitches and some length in order for it to fit on the Wetjet.
Here is another one that is very similar but with flaps that button. It isn't wide enough for the wetmop but that would not be hard to change. Just cast on the same number as mine and keep the flaps at the same place as hers.
Another note here. The two scarves that I posted about yesterday, were an editing update so I can add the patterns to Ravelry. I'm a designer there! The scarf for my ISE 4 pal has yet to make it to her. Sadly I couldn't make her two, I had way too many yarn issues. More on that when she gets the scarf. I am very pleased with that design and am working on the chart and pattern now to make sure it's right.
This is the only frolicking I'm allowed to do until I am 50.
Sister Golden Hair
(Don't know what I'm on about? See comments on this post.)