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letah75
02-13-2007, 05:04 PM
What do you use your dishcloths for?

brendajos
02-13-2007, 05:05 PM
warrrrrrrrrshing dishes. :angelgrin:

Jan in CA
02-13-2007, 05:06 PM
What do you use your dishcloths for?

:teehee: The same thing you'd use a sponge or dishcloth for. Wiping counters, soaking up spills, washing dishes. Only thing I don't suggest you do is use them to scrub the sink. The cleanser destroyed a couple of mine. :shrug:

letah75
02-13-2007, 05:07 PM
:oops:

Jan in CA
02-13-2007, 05:09 PM
Don't be embarrassed. A lot of people think we are nuts to knit them when you can buy them so cheaply, but they are a quick, fun knit and you can test lots of patterns.

Dishcloth Boutique (http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html)

Arielluria
02-13-2007, 05:21 PM
I just recently heard people on this forum talking about dishcloths, and I was going to ask, but then I found this forum............so, you really knit dishcloths? What type of yarn do you use?

Jan in CA
02-13-2007, 05:31 PM
.....so, you really knit dishcloths? What type of yarn do you use?

Yep! Give it a try. If you don't like them you can always use them as dustcloths. ;)

Cotton is the most common fiber to use. Artlady swears by microfiber (Microspun) and I'm testing it now.
Here's a whole thread about fibers.
Dishcloth yarns (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26451)

CarmenIbanez
02-13-2007, 07:01 PM
.....so, you really knit dishcloths? What type of yarn do you use?

Yep! Give it a try. If you don't like them you can always use them as dustcloths. ;)

Cotton is the most common fiber to use. Artlady swears by microfiber (Microspun) and I'm testing it now.
Here's a whole thread about fibers.
Dishcloth yarns (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26451)

Let me know on the microspun, I have a ton of it!

IrishKnitter
02-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Phew!!! Thanks for asking Letah. I've always wondered if their name was 100% synonymous with their use. I'm glad I'm not the only one!! :teehee:

orcoastknitter
02-13-2007, 10:18 PM
My mom was begging me to knit dishcloths when I first started knitting. I like to knit them so I can practice different patterns. They make great gifts too!

DreamWeaver
02-13-2007, 10:30 PM
I'm glad someone asked this on the forum, I was wondering the same thing :teehee:

debb
02-14-2007, 01:18 AM
you can also use them as washcloths. I've knit a few with the Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille and was pleasently surprised at how much softer they were after going through the washer and dryer.

msoebel
02-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Knit (or crocheted, if that is your passion) dishcloths are amazing! I don't make them because my grandmother makes them constantly for everyone...I get a completely new set for every birthday and Christmas. But they last forever (I am still using the ones she gave me for Christmas 4 years ago...) and they clean sooo much better than the cheap, thin things you can buy in the store. And they look so pretty!

Misty

1to1
02-14-2007, 12:47 PM
Gosh, when I first started knitting that is all I'd knit. I think I bought every dishcloth book out there. I learned lots of new stitches.

Yesterday, I knitted this Illusion Heart Dishcloth.

http://strayalleycat.com/blog/knit/meowy_IllusionHeartWashcloth.pdf

It was fun to see the finished product.

cookworm
02-14-2007, 02:53 PM
you can also use them as washcloths. I've knit a few with the Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille and was pleasently surprised at how much softer they were after going through the washer and dryer.

I'm looking forward to makng some for washcloths. I really don't care much for terry cloth ones, but I'm afraid once I try the hand knitted ones, I won't want to go back to the terry cloth ones because I'll be spoiled! :teehee: There are some really fancy, frilly ones you can make for gifts, too, which I'm looking forward to trying, like this one (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0605003.html) and this one (http://babysurprise0.tripod.com/id52.html). It'll help me to branch out my skills on a much smaller, more palatable scale.

Sarahc409
02-14-2007, 03:10 PM
i thought they were used for drying the dishes, no idea they were for washing with them :shrug:

Arielluria
02-15-2007, 11:00 AM
Gosh, when I first started knitting that is all I'd knit. I think I bought every dishcloth book out there. I learned lots of new stitches.

Yesterday, I knitted this Illusion Heart Dishcloth.

http://strayalleycat.com/blog/knit/meowy_IllusionHeartWashcloth.pdf

It was fun to see the finished product.Ooooh! I will try that one, I've been dying to try illusion knitting. Want to make a scarf like on Knitty Gritty.

So y'all just make these and use the heck out of them?!?

letah75
02-15-2007, 11:09 AM
Ok, I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I've been wanting to ask for a while but didn't want to show off how :?? I can be sometimes.

Thanks for all of your responses.

sewinhotmama23
02-15-2007, 11:10 AM
As a mom of 2, we use them to wipe hands and snot noses, butts, and bath time( obviously not the same one at the same time :teehee: ) As barbie blankets, spit up cloths, makeup removers, etc, etc, etc, etc,etc...

I actually find them alot CHEAPER than regular wascloths. The cheapy cloths that you can get for $2.50 for 12 DO NOT stand up in this house to abuse. So I had resorted to using the fluffy more expensive ones that were like $2.50/pc ( dont tell DH! :teehee: ) and found my favorite pattern by far for the cushie-ness, and scrubability was

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/%7Edishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html

The garter stitch is soft, but the bumps give the texture needed to clean velcro poop :roflhard:

letah75
02-15-2007, 11:17 AM
The garter stitch is soft, but the bumps give the texture needed to clean velcro poop

ewwwwww :teehee: :roflhard:

Arielluria
02-15-2007, 11:56 AM
So what's the best stitch? Just a regular knit?

I'm intrigued by this! I have to try it right away!

Mariblue
02-15-2007, 12:25 PM
I like the spiral swirl dishcloth from MrsBear87. It's very pretty.
You can see it here:

http://www.bearwoodsknitting.com/Patterns.htm

just scroll down, it's near the bottom right hand side.
I'm in the process of knitting one up right now. :teehee:

Brrlracinbt
02-15-2007, 01:19 PM
I actually wash dishes with mine. I love using it, they really are better than cheap store bought ones!