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HamaLee
01-29-2007, 05:52 PM
Just out of curiosity...
And you can include anything in the dishcloth realm: face cloth, dish cloth, hand towel, etc.

*Why is it your favorite?
*Which pattern is the most fun?
*Best looking?
*Most useful/long lasting?

I don't have one because (as you may have guessed) I've never really knit them! But I'm about to CO...what pattern I do not know. :happydance:

ETA--post pics or links if you can! I started with this:

bip
01-29-2007, 06:10 PM
About this time last year I had making two sets from a pattern I found in...maybe Creative Knitting. The pattern was called "Spa Face Cloths" and it included:

--One basket weave
--One seed stitch
--One diagonal w/yo border
--One striped (intarsia) with the three colors above (a dark blue, light blue, yellow) plus a natural/off white.

The first set I made out of Berroco Touche because it was very on sale at LYS. Very nice to work with. I got stingy with the second set and made them out of Sugar and Cream. Ugh! Awful! That stuff has no give. The first set I would be sad if my friend actually used (she won't, she's sentimental like me) but I hope the second set get used to clean bus station toilets!

downthestream
01-29-2007, 06:29 PM
The first one i made was using illusion knitting. The fleur de lis pattern looks like stripes from straight on, but on an angle the design looks pretty intricate. And it is very easy - just switch colors every two rows. I think i found the pattern on kpc.

Pink Dandelion
01-29-2007, 07:19 PM
There's a really cute Log Cabin dishcloth a ways down on this website (http://home.earthlink.net/~oscarsdotter/id2.html). I think that's my favorite. I've made it several times. It even had a little teeny purl stitch door knob! ;)

projectgal
01-29-2007, 08:25 PM
At the risk of sounding REALLY boring, my favorite is the Grandma's Favorite pattern. It's easy, you don't have to carry a pattern with you and it's a workhorse if you are going to use it to clean counters. http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html

I've been wanting to make the Mason-Dixon Ball Band Warshcloth; just haven't had the time yet. I love the way they work in sections of other colors. It's so...artsy.

HamaLee
01-29-2007, 08:29 PM
Thanks for all the great cloths!
I gave up for tonight...I forgot how much I HATE working with Sugar'n Cream. :wall:

Cristy
01-29-2007, 08:47 PM
There's a really cute Log Cabin dishcloth a ways down on this website (http://home.earthlink.net/~oscarsdotter/id2.html).


The valentine dishcloth is cute too!

nancydee
01-30-2007, 02:22 PM
Does anyone know if washing the Sugar n Cream cotton yarn in hot water and then drying in dryer will shrink much? Thanks to all at this site who submitted various dishcloth patterns -- they are great! I am having fun trying different patterns with the sugar n cream cotton yarn. But now I am wondering about the hot wash. I read the label and cool water is recommended, but using these as dishcloths, I really prefer to use hot water and be able to dry in dryer. But of course I don't want them to shrink to postage stamp size either. Thanks for any input you may have.

nancydee

bip
01-30-2007, 02:56 PM
Thanks for all the great cloths!
I gave up for tonight...I forgot how much I HATE working with Sugar'n Cream. :wall:

LOL, I know it! They should call it Alfalfa and Cardboard! Or maybe they should just be more clear that Sugar N Cream means that they sopped up some spilled sugar and cream with the yarn, then wound it up and put it on sale.