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Cleopatra Bath Set

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cleopatra Bath Set
Cleopatra Bath Set
Cleopatra Bath Set
Cleopatra Bath Set
Cleopatra Bath Set

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace knitting
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

It is said that Cleopatra nurtured her beautiful skin by bathing in fresh milk and honey. You can do her one better by using a milk/cotton or pure milk yarn for your bathing accoutrements. Milk fiber is soft, silky, has the same pH as human skin, and is naturally antibiotic.

This bath set consists of a quick and fun soap sack and washcloth. The stitch is an adaptation of the Roman Stripe - Cleopatra did love her Roman men! - made to be reversible for the washcloth but not for the soap sack. Instructions are given for the sack to be knit either in the round or flat. This set would make a great gift, but remember to keep one for yourself!


21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


  • 80 - 120 yards (73 - 110 m) DK weight cotton or cotton blend yarn
  • US5 (3.75mm) circular and/or double pointed knitting needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of DK weight