I kind of fell in love with this yarn when I saw it at Lincraft. I have a bad history of buying novelty yarns and then having absolutely nothing to make with them so I banned myself from buying them… but I’m not very good at sticking to buying bans so this made it home with me anyway!

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

Took me a while to think of what to make (and you know I’ve got almost the whole fricking ball left over after this project anyway so any suggestions are welcome…. anything other than scarves!) but in the end I settled on making heart shaped knitted facewashers as a start.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

I used 7mm needles an cast on around 20 stitches.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

I knit in garter stitch until I had finished a complete square.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

And then cast off leaving around 20cm of extra yarn as a tail.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

Now place the square like this with the tail at the top.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

Basically we’re going to squish down the point into the centre to form the top of the heart…

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

So using a needle stitch from the top corner down and bunch it up. Tie off and weave any ends in.

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

Taadaa hearts!

Knitted Face Washer Tutorial

Give them a wash and they are ready to use ^_^ I use mine to remove make up at the end of the day because it’s so soft and gentle and once dirty, can just be thrown in the wash. Considering the whole ball of yarn cost $5 you could make 1 for each day of the week and never buy cotton pads again. +1 for the environment  and much cuter too XD

Quite a few of you guys have written to me asking for a beginners knitting class kind of tutorial. I’m thinking of trying to shoot that soon, is there anything specific you want included? Would you all prefer videos or photos?