We try to be reasonably green around here... and I like to keep the chemicals touching my baby to a minimum. We cloth diaper as much as possible and I wanted a way to use plain water to wipe the little baby bottom. Although we ended up with several baby washcloths from a variety of sources, I didn't really like them for wiping. Most were just not squishy and absorbent enough to do the job.
I grabbed some 100% cotton WASHABLE worsted weight yarn and went to work.
I used size US 9 needles... I happened to grab my trusty dps, but straights work just as well.
Cast on 16... or 18, or 20. Your wipe will just be slightly larger.
The finished product! These wipes are also great for facial cleansers... not the same ones as the baby wipes of course... perhaps color code?
So they look pretty freshly made, but you may wonder how they hold up. The following is a picture of some wipes after heavy use and many trips through the washer (Hot water!!) and dryer (Hot air!). They actually become MORE absorbent the more they are washed... just like cotton cloth diapers.