Duster Cover for All Knitters

UPDATE: Please do not machine wash, but swish by hand and air dry. The stitch is not a knotted stitch and the loops will pull and stretch out under the agitation of your washer. -YouKnowI’mRight

This is a great way to use leftover yarn, save money, and not have to have all those used ones clogging landfills. They make really great last-minute gifts too! Use superwash wool, and throw them in the washer and dryer. Get crazy with the colors and have fun!

Materials: Appx 100 yds worsted weight yarn. OR: Appx 150 yds sock yarn held double.

Needle: Appropriate size needle for yarn, to give a slightly tight gauge.

Pattern stitch (any number of sts):

Row 1 (ws): K; *yo twice, knit the next st but do not drop off needle. Place the loop you just pulled through onto the left needle, and knit this together with the next st through the back loops. Repeat from * across row.

Row 2 (rs): Knit all sts through the back loop, dropping the yo’s as you come to them, and pulling them to the front. Pull firmly on the strand to tighten up the stitch and anchor the loop.


Figure out your gauge in stockinette and …
Cast on your gauge X 4.75 (________ sts) using long-tail cast-on and knit in stockinette for 1”. Make sure you have your “tail” long enough to leave 8-10” after casting on.

With ws facing, begin pattern stitch, and work in pattern until piece measures around 7” long.

Knit in stockinette for 1”. BO, leaving an 8-10” tail.

Fold the stockinette edges over, and use the tails to sew along the edges of the stockinette portions to create a pocket to slip over the prongs of the handle. Knot the strand close to the piece, then weave in. This will help keep it from unraveling from all the use it will get!

Put on this way so the loops wrap around the sides:

The pattern stitch is a modification of Loop Stitch from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

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