How to Knit a Long Bath loofah with Embossed Rose Motif
Looking to add a touch of elegance to your bathroom decor? Consider knitting
a long bath loofah
with an embossed rose motif
! This beautiful and functional item is perfect for drying off after a bath or shower, and the embossed rose motif adds a touch of sophistication to any bathroom.To get started on your project, you'll need the following knitting supplies:
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of color
- Size 8 knitting needles
- A stitch marker
- Embroidery floss in contrasting color for the rose motif
- A tapestry needle for embroidering the motif
Step 1: Cast On Stitches
Cast on 90 stitches using your size 8 needles and your choice of yarn color. Then, join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of your round.
Step 2: Knit the First Few Rows
For the first few rows of your loofah, you'll be knitting in a simple stockinette stitch. Knit every stitch for the first row, then purl every stitch for the second row. Repeat these two rows until your fiber measures approximately 3 inches in height.
Step 3: Start the Rose Motif
Next, you'll begin working on the embossed rose motif. Using your tapestry needle and contrasting embroidery floss, embroider the rose motif onto your loofah
. You can find a rose motif pattern
online or create your own design. Work the embroidery on the front side of the fiber only.
Step 4: Continue Knitting the loofah
After you've completed the rose motif
, continue knitting the loofah in a simple stockinette stitch. Knit every stitch for the next row, then purl every stitch for the following row. Repeat these two rows until your loofah measures approximately 60 inches in length.
Step 5: Bind Off Stitches
When your loofah reaches the desired length, bind off all of the stitches. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends using your tapestry needle.
Step 6: Block Your loofah
To give your loofah a more polished look, block it. Wet the loofah with water and gently stretch it to the desired shape. Then, pin it to a flat surface and allow it to dry completely.And that's it! Your long bath loofah
with an embossed rose motif is now complete. This beautiful and functional item is sure to add a touch of elegance to any bathroom and is a great way to showcase your knitting skills.