Hemp is truly a sustainable textile. It requires less water to grow, enriches the soil, requires no chemicals to grow,and produces a versatile material that is soft, strong and durable. It is also naturally resistant to bacteria making it very suited to kitchen use.
Jocelyn’s hemp dish cloth
Here’s how Jocelyn knitted her hemp into a dishcloth.
Materials: 8 ply hemp or cotton yarn; Size 4 (UK8) knitting needles
1. Cast on 4 stitches
- Knit 4
- Knit 2, yarn over, knit to end.
Repeat Step 3 until you have 45 stitches across.
4. Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Step 4 until you have 4 stitches remaining.