A couple of weeks ago I was taking my morning shower when I noticed the pathetic and disgusting state of my nylon bath puff. It was coming undone and had long, floppy appendages of droopy mesh that I had to scrunch up in my hand when I wanted to use it. And there was a suspicious patch of darkness spreading from the center where the cord was attached. Time to say goodbye.
Instead of buying a new one, i decided I would try to knit a replacement from my cotton stash. NutmegKnitter was kind enough to lend me her copy of One Skein which contains a dead simple pattern: knit a tube, knit some i-cord, combine. I made it even easier on myself by knitting it using Magic Loop instead of on double-pointed needles and omitting the 19-inch i-cord.
Pattern: Knitted Bath Puffy by Leigh Radford from One Skein (rav here)
Yarn: Sugar ‘n Cream in Landscape, 1 skein/120 yards
Needles: US 10.5 circular
Mods: I knit this in the round using magic loop. I knit until I only had a couple of yards left & cast off. Then I put the tail on a tapestry needle, folded the piece as directed in the pattern, and ran the yarn through the center. Then I turned the piece into a circular shape and wrapped the tails around and around the outside, using the remaining ends as a hanging loop. no i-cord needed!
This took a little bit longer for me to knit than I had anticipated, and I have been showering poofless for about 2 weeks. Those beaded socks may have had something to do with it, I suppose. In any case, I am eagerly anticipating our first rendezvous this morning…