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Sometimes making things yourself does more than satisfy the crafter inside. Sometimes it can really save your family some money. In this case, I wanted to save a little money (not to mention trips to the store)  by making my own Swiffer cover.

Swiffers are meant to gather and collect dust and hair from various floor types. And when you have a couple of adorable white haired chihuahua’s running around the kitchen, you definitely need something for hair control. I wasn’t sure how well these things would work, but you never know until you try right?

So I grabbed a ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream that I had purchased back when Michael’s had them on sale for $1 and went right to work. It took a few hours to knit this 4 row pattern, but I didn’t mind as I was enthralled with a silly audio book called Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber.

The simple pattern requires that you knit the 4 rows for 15″ before binding off. When you’re done, you fold up each edge by about 2″ and seam it. Then you’re ready to Zoooom!

But I suppose the 99 cent question is… Does it work?

See for yourself:

Dust and hair from the zoom

Yuk is right! I can’t believe how much dust and hair it trapped after a short go-round!

Over all, I’m very pleased with this quick little knit. Not only was it inexpensive and quick to knit, it can be thrown into the washer and dryer to be used over and over again.

I’d love to hear if make and use this, so leave a comment!

Pattern: Zoom (PDF) (Ravelry)
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (less than 1 ball)
Needles: US 7

  1. After seeing yours I immediately cast on for mine. Can’t wait to use it!