Earth Day Knitting Projects and Patterns

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and  even a pencil case.  Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt?  Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?

Read on my friends, read on.

Earth Day Patterns for the Home

When your factory made dishcloths wear out, replace them with hand knit 100 % cotton ones, knit yourself ( and all of your friends!) fabulous pillow covers and a vase – and throw in a trivet or two!

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Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

A DIY project sure to impress and satisfy. These hand knit dishcloths are worked with a really easy seed stitch that gives your cloth a little more tooth and makes an ordinary project appear extraordinary.

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Knit Dishcloth

Dishcloths are great beginner projects because they work up quick, and provide something useful as the finished product – which in turn can be extremely satisfying to use or to gift.  This pattern offers up the basic seed stitch for a little variety, with a simple garter edge for stability. We also use 100% cotton making this a DIY you can be proud of.

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Which is Better, Acrylic Yarn or Real Wool?

natural wool vs acrylic yarn. The pros and cons and when to use acrylic yarn instead of natural wool

The answer is pretty obvious – natural fibers are going to always be better than synthetic ones, right? Of course.  Before we write off acrylic yarn completely though, let’s talk about the pros vs. cons.

Natural Wool

Natural wool fibers can not be dismissed.  This stuff has been keeping multitudes of animals and people warm and dry for eons.  If you’re looking to knit some hard core work clothes, 100% natural wool is definitely your better option.  It can and will likely last a very long time, and stand up to the elements.  As long as wool bearing animal farms keep producing healthy stock, it is a renewable resource.  Also, the wool market has grown to include more than just sheep.  Wool producers have turned to alpacas, goats and rabbits as well as yaks.  Now really, what could be cooler than a yak farm?

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