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Cleopatra Bath Set


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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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Lace knitting Knitting in the round GAUGE 21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SUGGESTED YARN 120 yards of DK weight

Supplies Needed

  • 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

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.