View Full Version : Best Yarn for Different Projects

06-22-2012, 08:17 PM

Can someone please tell me what is the best yarn to use for washcloths, and bathroom hand towels??

I do not use wool; so it would need to be in the cotton/acrylic category. Plesae help.

DUMB QUESTION: Is the "dishie" yarn ONLY for dish towels and dish clothes?

Thanking you in advance!!

06-22-2012, 08:47 PM
I've only used non-mercerized cotton for dish cloths and towels. The basic Sugar & Cream-type yarn works great. Acrylic doesn't absorb water, so I don't think it would work as well.

The Dishie yarn from Knitpicks is just worsted cotton. You can use it for anything you like.

06-22-2012, 10:18 PM
Oh that is great. I will try the mercurized, cotton, I have used the bamboo and natural before.

Dishie yarn just feels weird, like rope, so I didn't think I could use it for anything. But that is great to know.

Thank you so much for your help!!!

06-28-2012, 05:53 PM
be aware the cotton is harder to knit with and it sort of 'drags' so you might find you have difficulty knitting with it at first so practice on a swatch until you get comfortable with it.

06-28-2012, 06:00 PM
Some cotton is. The mercerized type is softer and usually thinner, not at all like dishcloth cotton.