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I made another minor tweak. Mop Cover 2 was wider (than Mop Cover 1) by 4 stitches. This Mop Cover 3 is wider by 6 stitches.
You can see it covers the mop surface pretty well. We'll have to see how it does after wash, but I can't imagine it ending up narrower than Mop Cover 2. I'll have to use this one a bit before deciding which one really fits best with my mop. Wouldn't it be nice if all Swiffer mops came on just one standard size? Then everything would be so much easier...
This is the cover after seaming. I didn't take a photo of it before seaming; just imagine an aliform feminine object...
Sarah's mop cover pattern is available here.
These are the modifications I made for this Swiffer Mop Cover #3:
CO 17 sts.
Rows 1-30: Sl1, (P1, K1)x8
Row 31: Sl1, M1K, (P1, K1)x7, P1, K1K, K1
Row 32: Sl1, M1P, (K1, P1)x8, K1, M1P, K1
Row 33: Sl1, M1K, (P1, K1)x9, P1, M1K, K1 (23 sts)
Rows 34-71: Sl1, (K1, P1)x10, K2
Row 72: Sl1, P2Tog, (K1, P1)x8, P2Tog-tbl, K1
Row 73: Sl1, SSK, (P1, K1)x7, K2Tog, K1
Row 74: Sl1, P2Tog, (K1, P1)x6, P2Tog-tbl, K1 (17 sts)
Rows 75-104:Sl1, (P1, K1)x8
M1K = lift thread between stitches with left needle, knit through back loop
M1P = lift threadbetween stitches, purl through back loop
SSK = slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together
K2Tog = knit 2 stitches together
P2Tog = purl 2 stitches together
P2Tog-tbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loop
If you haven't been following my swiffer mop cover journey, here's how it went:
Mop Cover #1, using Sarah's pattern: http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-first-swiffer-mop-cover.html
Mop Cover #1 after washing (you can see how it fits after shrinkage):
Mop Cover #2, modified with 4-stitch increase in an attempt for better fit:
Mop Cover #2 after washing (still fits OK after shrinkage):
Mop Cover #3, modified with 6-stitch increase in an attempt for better fit:
Mop Cover #3 after washing (still fits):