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ArtLady1981
11-25-2008, 03:53 PM
So I'm at the dentist office yesterday gettin' a broken-in-half molar patched up. The dental assistant knows I knit. She musta seen my name of the roster for that day. She's ready for me!

She drags out a little baggy with 2 old dishcloths in it! They are her favs. Someone had knit these two scrubby dishcloths for her a couple years ago. Her husband has made cuts/holes in them by using them on his butcher knives. She wants someone to make some new ones for her. She needs to find the yarn.

I picked at the strands of the yarn itself...and they are little micro fish nets! The yarn doesn't appear to be tulle, or nylon netting. I have never seen "yarn" like this. HAVE YOU??? The dishcloths themselves feel scratchy. They are garter stitch, and about 4"x5".

Anyway, thought I'd ask y'all: have you ever seen or heard of a scrubby yarn like this?? :??

She loves these 2 pathetic little dishcloths...and I'd knit her a couple of them as a gift if I could find the yarn. She's a sweet young woman!

ladyjessica
11-25-2008, 03:59 PM
I don't know if this helps or not, but a lady at my church used to crochet scrubbies like that for rummage sales, and she used 'yarn' she made out of strips of netting from the fabric store. I think she just cut long, thin strips of it and either knotted it together or just used each individual strip.

My mom loves them and swears they're better than steel wool. :teehee:

Jan in CA
11-25-2008, 04:09 PM
I never thought of using netting! I suppose something like this...
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2962&PRODID=prd7200

I might have to try that sometime!

cacunn
11-25-2008, 05:00 PM
Could the yarn be:
http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/images/Category/medium/265.jpg
Needloft Yarn (http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/c-265-by-the-hank.aspx) or

http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/images/Category/medium/257.jpg
Needloft Cord (http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/c-257-cord.aspx)

As so see:

Crocheting dish scrubbies 101 (http://knit-read-cats-hockey.blogspot.com/2007/06/crocheting-dish-scrubbies-101.html)

and

Knitted Dish Scrubbie Pattern Tutorial (http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2008/05/knitted-kitchen-scrubbie-tutorial.html)

Supplies:

Nylon netting in 3 inch spools

Nylon Netting Spools (http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html)

ArtLady1981
11-25-2008, 05:31 PM
By cracky, I think you found it!!! :thumbsup:

I'd definitely want to get the spool of 3" pre-cut netting to knit along with the yarn!

Thanks Again!:cheering:


Does anyone else know something else? :shrug:
Additional leads?? Info?? :shrug:

Ingrid
11-25-2008, 07:55 PM
http://www.yarn-and-threadbylisa.com/Yarns/Phentex%20Yarns/phentex_slipper_craft_yarns.htm

????????

thecatsmother
11-26-2008, 12:18 AM
http://www.knitwits-heaven.com/pat.htm

I have a couple of these scrubbies,they are crocheted.I haven't made any yet but it's on my list

DorothyDot
11-26-2008, 12:04 PM
Hmmmm. I gotta try this.

How about.... fishing line? That'd stay scrubbie-able, right?

That's going on my needles today. Gotta try this one!

Dot

sakura-panda
11-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Knitted Dish Scrubbie Pattern Tutorial (http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2008/05/knitted-kitchen-scrubbie-tutorial.html)

Supplies:

Nylon netting in 3 inch spools

Nylon Netting Spools (http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html)


This is the such a cool thing! I really want to try this! :inlove:

luvmykid28
11-26-2008, 01:15 PM
This is the such a cool thing! I really want to try this! :inlove:
Mee too. I can't wait to tryy these. After i get my Christmas list complete.

GrandmaLori
11-27-2008, 07:07 AM
I've had this in my pattern binder for awhile, haven't ever made it up though:

http://www.geocities.com/iluvdlls/scrubber.htm

ArtLady1981
11-27-2008, 04:28 PM
Hi GrandmaLori!

That's a good pattern! Thanks for the link! I'll use that pattern for sure!

Sandi
11-28-2008, 01:13 AM
I've used the old style real Phyntex (SP) you know the kind our grandmother made slippers out of. It never wears out.
I think I bought some at Zeller's

Hope that helps........:knitting:

Sewing Angel
11-28-2008, 02:26 AM
A friend of mine makes scrubbies. She uses the netting from the fabric store cut in strips. I cut some and used my rotary cutter with my long ruler. It was really fast.
I saw somewhere (not really sure where) that to make a scrubbie dishcloth, use a strand of cotton and a stip of netting. I haven't tried it, but it sounded like it would work.

cacunn
11-28-2008, 08:21 AM
A friend of mine makes scrubbies. She uses the netting from the fabric store cut in strips. I cut some and used my rotary cutter with my long ruler. It was really fast.
I saw somewhere (not really sure where) that to make a scrubbie dishcloth, use a strand of cotton and a stip of netting. I haven't tried it, but it sounded like it would work.

For a pattern using cotton yarn please see:
Knitted Dish Scrubbie Pattern Tutorial (http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2008/05/knitted-kitchen-scrubbie-tutorial.html)

DorothyDot
11-28-2008, 10:14 AM
Quickie update: knitting with fishing line works GREAT for making a scrubbie!

I like your idea of adding a strand of cotton... fishing line and cotton = awesome, soap-retaining scrubbie action.

Dot

Spikey
11-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Supplies:

Nylon netting in 3 inch spools

Nylon Netting Spools (http://www.knitsandbitsbylinda.com/nylon-netting.html)


Thanks for the great thread, and last-minute gift ideas, ArtLady! I've been wanting something to give my cotton dishcloths a bit more scrubbing power. This sounds perfect. I just ordered some of those 3" spools.

FYI - for anyone who is planning on ordering, she is closed from mid-December through the end of January, so if you don't get your order in soon, it won't ship until February!!!!

cacunn
11-29-2008, 11:40 PM
I stopped in a Michaels Crafts this afternoon. Naturally I went to the yarn / needles craft section. As I walked around I passed the Plastic Canvas Yarn section.There was Needloft Yarn that seems like it will work for scrubbies.

Spikey
12-06-2008, 02:55 PM
I received my order of 3" netting spools yesterday and knitted up a little scrubbie with one strand of dishcloth cotton and a 1" strip of the netting, using my electric carving knife to cut the spool into thirds.

As a test, I knitted a mini version of Grandma's favorite dishcloth pattern. It looks great and works even better. The cotton helps hold the dish soap and the netting adds pretty terrific scrubbing power.

Off to knit up a dozen or so of these for us, and for gifts.:out:

RuthieinMaryland
12-09-2008, 11:23 AM
This is the such a cool thing! I really want to try this! :inlove:

Hi! :waving:

I received the spools of nylon net I ordered from this site and since I believe in giving credit where it's due, I had to let you all know how impressed I was with this company.

In the package I got a lovely thank you card from Linda and even a hand-written thank you and smiley face on the invoice. Also in the package was a neatly wrapped little gift with a thank you sticker that contained a completed scrubbie made in crochet with the nylon net. It's adorable and along with it came a very well-written pattern! There were also business cards from various sites that folks might find of interest.

This lady really knows her stuff when dealing with customers! Everything showed a great deal of respect and affection for those of us who just love making things! I would certainly recommend her as a great source if you need any of her products.

Just thought I'd pass this along!

Ruthie :knitting:

Dangles
12-09-2008, 04:13 PM
Oooh what a great idea! Thanks everyone :hug:

Spikey
12-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Hi! :waving:

I received the spools of nylon net I ordered from this site and since I believe in giving credit where it's due, I had to let you all know how impressed I was with this company.

In the package I got a lovely thank you card from Linda and even a hand-written thank you and smiley face on the invoice. Also in the package was a neatly wrapped little gift with a thank you sticker that contained a completed scrubbie made in crochet with the nylon net. It's adorable and along with it came a very well-written pattern! There were also business cards from various sites that folks might find of interest.

This lady really knows her stuff when dealing with customers! Everything showed a great deal of respect and affection for those of us who just love making things! I would certainly recommend her as a great source if you need any of her products.

Just thought I'd pass this along!

Ruthie :knitting:

I agree. Thanks for the reminder, Ruthie. I forgot to mention how great the customer service was.

Mine was similarly packaged, and I had even received several emails from Linda, as I had ordered over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and she was out of town. She emailed to let me know that she had received my order and would process it as soon as she got back home.

Really super customer service and she seems like a lovely woman. I'll definitely order from her again when these spools run out.

ArtLady1981
12-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Your commendations moved my off my duff...and I ordered 4 spools today! White, lemon, royal, and kelly.

Those colors ought knit together with white cotton, and french blue cotton, pretty nice!

I'll use the white and royal netting with the french blue cotton.
I'll use the white, lemon and kelly netting with the white cotton.