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wadcorbe
11-07-2009, 05:32 PM
What is your favourite yarn for knitting dishcloths? So far I've only used cheap cotton, is there anything else that you love? I'm thinking maybe bamboo??!

Jan in CA
11-07-2009, 06:05 PM
I always use Tahki Cotton Classic. It comes a million colors and it dries faster and colors stay beautiful a long time. I don't like cheap dishcloth cotton like Sugar and Cream.

Whatever you use make sure it's absorbent.

suzeeq
11-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Cheap cotton is generally considered about the best. Slight better cotton can work well too, not sure about the bamboo, but I think it wouldn't sop up spill too well.

WandaT
11-09-2009, 09:37 AM
I love Saucy Cotton (by Reynolds) and Mission Falls Cotton. Both work up so nice and soft.

Ellieblue
11-09-2009, 11:04 AM
I like a linen/cotton blend I picked up from DBNY. The linen gives it a nice scrubbing texture that I like for facecloths.

Craw
11-09-2009, 07:35 PM
My favorite dishcloth ever is one I made from double stranded size 10 crochet cotton. I crocheted it and used a very open stitch. It's not real thick like the Sugar/Peaches and Cream and that's what I like about it. It's the only one I actually use!

wadcorbe
11-11-2009, 11:00 AM
I like a linen/cotton blend I picked up from DBNY. The linen gives it a nice scrubbing texture that I like for facecloths.

Not sure what DBNY is? :??

suzeeq
11-11-2009, 12:15 PM
DB is usually Debbie Bliss, maybe there's a shop that carries her yarn in New York.

DorothyDot
11-11-2009, 12:17 PM
I agree - size 10 crochet cotton is by far the best way to go. Use size 3-4 needles.

It retains scrubbability, it dries much faster than the heavier cotton yarns which I find tend to get slimy after a couple of uses.

And it comes in some neat colors. But ... it does really shrink big-time, so make your washclothes bigger than you think they need to be.

Hope this helps,
Dot

PS - If you really want "scrubbability" - add in a thin nylon fishline to knit along with the crochet cotton.

Ellieblue
11-11-2009, 07:49 PM
sorry, discontinued brand name yarns.com

TooCircular
11-12-2009, 12:23 PM
I agree - size 10 crochet cotton is by far the best way to go. Use size 3-4 needles.


About the size 10 crochet cotton... are you referring to the thread that's used to make doilies?
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2706&PRODID=prd2708

Thanks,
Jan

Craw
11-12-2009, 02:03 PM
About the size 10 crochet cotton... are you referring to the thread that's used to make doilies?
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2706&PRODID=prd2708

Thanks,
Jan

Yup, that's the thread that I was talking about. :)

TooCircular
11-12-2009, 02:33 PM
Well, how cool is that? I have some in my stash, and will have to try it!

Thanks so much,
Jan