View Full Version : Other yarns for towels/washcloths/duster covers?

08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
I love my Sugar n' Cream, but what other yarns work for household knitting? Is mercerized cotton okay? What about cotton/acrylic like TLC Cotton Plus or Lion Brand Cotton-Ease?


Jan in CA
08-27-2009, 03:00 PM
Sure, any cotton will work. For my dishcloths I use Tahki Cotton Classic. The colors stay brighter longer with less fading, they don't stain as easily.

08-27-2009, 05:47 PM
I've used linen yarn and like the results for facecloths. It would probably be fine for dishcloths too.

08-28-2009, 04:01 PM
I've used the cotton ease for a dishcloth and it works and washes very well

08-29-2009, 03:19 PM
I love the Plymouth Wildflowers cotton. The colors stay bright and I bleach all my towel loads. Also very soft and flexible for wringing out if you have any trouble with hand/wrist pain. I do, and I find that Sugar N Cream makes my hands hurt to wring the cloths out that are made from them.