Hello Loungers - A friends has asked me to knit some back scrubbers for use in the bath or shower. She wants a natural fiber that obviously has a scrubby texture. We’re thinking jute, but I can imagine this could be uncomfortable to knit and more unforgiving than linen! Any suggestions out there as to a) how to work with jute or b) a substitute for jute. Also, how sturdy would jute be for repeated soakings?
Thanks in Advance!
I’ve not knit with jute, but you might try hemp. It is similar to linen and tends to be a bit less expensive I think.
Great idea! Thank you. I hadn’t thought of hemp!
This brings back some memories! I tried to work with jute a long (loong) time ago - to crochet the base for espadrilles I wanted to make. It was very uncomfortable. I think I bought the jute from the hardware store
No, do not knit with jute, there is a fiber in Ecuador that is from a plant and knit just gorgeous, Im triyng to get in contact with the Association of Womens that make this, if you want I can let you know as soon I know something, they made gorgeous crochet bags with this material, let me know