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brightspot
01-25-2006, 01:07 AM
Will Knitpick's shine and shine twist work for dishcloths? It is 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Modal (whatever that is). I don't know if dishcloths need to be 100% cotton. They have some pretty colors. What other kinds of yarn do people use for dishcloths? I use sugar & cream(?) and peaches & cream. What else is out there? I am looking for some pretty colors.

KellyK
01-25-2006, 01:09 AM
I think it will work....its just softer & smoother than kitchen cotton and MIGHT not be quite as "scrubby". I DO think Shine would make nice FACE cloths.

JessicaR
01-25-2006, 01:11 AM
While we're on the subject of dishcloths... I made some with left over acrylic yarn, they're still good to use right? Or for some reason they have to be cotton?

brightspot
01-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Well, is there a place online to buy "scrubby" cotton. I have looked at all the links to sites on this site and can't find any.

misstialouise
01-25-2006, 01:30 AM
Acrylic makes good body puffs.. coz it dries fairly fast :D

Jenelle
01-25-2006, 01:31 AM
Acrylic makes good body puffs.. coz it dries fairly fast :D

How do you make body puffs? :??

JessicaR
01-25-2006, 01:34 AM
Yes, how do you do that? :thinking:

KellyK
01-25-2006, 08:44 AM
Well, is there a place online to buy "scrubby" cotton. I have looked at all the links to sites on this site and can't find any.

Lily Sugar N Cream and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton can be found at any Joann's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.... When I said "scrubby" I just meant that it has a texture that is rougher than the Shine. I think that's what most use for dishcloths, but of course there's no law. ;)

nicolethegeek
01-25-2006, 08:51 AM
I've made body puffs, but only crocheted ones. If anyone is interested in one pattern I've used, I'll dig up the link. {It's one one of my disks from the old pooter}

Darhain
01-25-2006, 09:24 AM
There's this bath puff pattern at Knitty :

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTbonbon.html

jessi_9783
01-25-2006, 09:45 AM
While we're on the subject of dishcloths... I made some with left over acrylic yarn, they're still good to use right? Or for some reason they have to be cotton?
The problem with using acrylic for dishcloths is acrylic doesn't absorb water like 100% cotton does. It's more like wet on the surface. But it makes an excellent scrubber (http://tankhouse.knitability.com/freepatterns/DishClothDuo.pdf). But if you want to use acrylic for dishcloths, do it. There's nothing wrong with experimenting.