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11-23-2009, 04:10 PM
This has probably been asked but I'll ask again;) Is there a particular type of yarn that should be used for dishcloths and washcloths? I have two nephews that I found some great patterns for and would loove to do them by christmas but need to knw what kind of yarn to buy/order :think:

Jan in CA
11-23-2009, 05:53 PM
Cotton is best for washcloths/dishcloths. It's very absorbent.

11-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Regular cheap kitchen cotton is used most of the time. Peaches or Sugar and Cream, Lion Cotton, Handicrafter cotton, and I forgot the name of the RH cotton, but they all work just great.

11-24-2009, 04:03 AM
Like someone already said, cotton works best.That way you can wash them too :) They're also good for face cloths and soap savers(soap sacks), rugs and tablecloths. It's nice because they don't really shed at all. Wal*Mart sells this giant (8 dollar, I believe) cone in basic colors like white, ivory,red,green and yellow.

Jan in CA
11-24-2009, 01:37 PM
If you want to use a nicer cotton for gifting and money isn't a huge issue then I suggest Tahki Cotton Classic. That's ALL I use for dishcloths anymore. There are tons of colors and the colors don't fade very much at all. The yarn is easy to knit with, too.

11-26-2009, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the tread advice!!! Mom and I went to the Michaels down here (no hobby lobby) and picked up a couple balls of cotton and talked her into getting me a set of bamboo needles:heart: love them so much more than the blasted alum ones I bought cheap to start with!!!

11-29-2009, 03:40 PM
I recently made some dish cloths from some chunky chenille yarn. Very soft but more for face cloths for women. I prefer Peaches and Cream vs. Sugar and Cream.