Dry rub exfoliating spa cloth

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Dry rubbing is similar to dry brushing – a type of exfoliation (dead skin removal) done prior to bathing or spa services, with a natural bristle brush. For those of us with sensitive skin, dry rubbing is a nicer alternative.

This spa cloth is made a little tightly (you will note that it curls in the picture because of this) and done with a textured stitch so that it stimulates the skin.

In my day to day life, I am an esthetician. I recommend exfoliation to clients all the time. It’s a great way to stimulate circulation and lymph flow, while also removing build up of dead skin cells. Treat yourself to this gentle form of exfoliation daily before the shower.

How to:

Use the cloth to rub your skin briskly. Start off gently and work towards firm strokes. I like to start with my legs first, then my arms, and face. Finally, I move on to the front and back of my torso. It’s a great morning wake up 🙂

Pattern: 

Skill level: advanced beginner

6.0mm hook

1 skein of dishrag cotton

darning needle

Stitch pattern:

Multiple of 2, minimum of 6 stitches

Row 1: chain multiple of 2, work standard Tunisian foundation row by pulling up a loop in each chain. Work standard return row: yarn over, pull through one loop on hook, *yarn over, pull through two loops on hook for remaining stitches until one stitch remains on the hook.

Row 2: skip first vertical bar. Insert hook in next 2 vertical bars at same time, yarn over, pull loop through, TSS in first vertical bar of 2-bar groups just formed) across to last vertical bar, TSS in last vertical bar. Work standard return pass

Row 3: skip first vertical bar, TSS in next vertical bar, (insert hook in next 2 vertical bars at same time, yarn over, pull loop through, TSS in first vertical bar of 2-bar groups just formed) across to last 2 vertical bars, TSS in last 2 vertical bars. Work standard return pass.

Repeat rows 2 and 3. Bind off in pattern.

Spa cloth:

Chain 24

Working in above stitch pattern, work 18 rows. Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.

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