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LeslieA
03-13-2006, 12:28 PM
I thought that maybe this would be a good way for me to practice but what kind of yarn would I use for this? and where would I find a pattern?

Thanks so much ladies, sorry if this is a repost I tried looking through the site maybe I missed it. :thinking:

brendajos
03-13-2006, 12:35 PM
this (http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html) should keep you busy for a while and i think a lot of us use Lily Sugar n Cream (is that what it's called? :thinking: ) which is usually right around $1 a ball...comes in any ol' color you would want to match your kitchen and won't break the bank while you are practicing. AND it's pretty good stuff!


can be found at hobby lobby, michaels, etc.

LeslieA
03-13-2006, 01:12 PM
omg thanks so much. I saved that sight to my computer.

Jan in CA
03-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Lion Brand also makes a cotton that works well. Gives you more options. ;)

kellyjo32
03-13-2006, 03:38 PM
One more yarn option - Peaches and Cream, I think it tends to be a little softer than Sugar and Cream, and it's about $1 at Wal-Mart.

LeslieA
03-13-2006, 04:22 PM
Thank you so much ladies, I will check them all out.

HeatherFeather
03-13-2006, 04:54 PM
with cotton tho remember that it doesn't have much elasticity....so it might seem a smidge more difficult to work with....just get used to it, and then poof, you go to the other yarns...and it'll be a breeze!!! :)

origami
03-13-2006, 05:06 PM
I thought that maybe this would be a good way for me to practice but what kind of yarn would I use for this? and where would I find a pattern?

It's a great way to practice pattern stitches. If you have a stitch dictionary, just pick a pattern you like and knit up a swatch. Borders are nice, especially if you are using a pattern that tends to curl. Garter and moss stitch make nice borders.

As others have pointed out, 100 percent cotton is best and the three big manufacturers are Peaches and Cream, Sugar and Cream and Lion. Cottontots is also an option and makes a very soft cloth. Some people use cotton blends like Aunt Lydia's denim.

Knittingpatterncentral.com has links to a lot of washcloths and dishcloths.

LeslieA
03-13-2006, 05:10 PM
Thanks again ladies. and Heather I will keep that in mind. I'll just have to tell hubby tonight that I have to go to michaels for yarn. :happydance:

And hopefully I can do something tonight. :happydance:

VictoiseC
03-13-2006, 05:18 PM
Hi! I used to think it was kind of corny to knit a washcloth when you can buy a whole 10 pack for $2.99 or whatever... but then I knitted one and I LOVE IT! It's so cute but more important is yeah, you can learn new stitches and then see what you would like to make out of them.

This is my first one:
A cute pattern.

LeslieA
03-13-2006, 05:26 PM
Very cute victoise. Thanks for sharing. Now I can't wait for hubby to get home. :happydance:

cozy
03-13-2006, 10:10 PM
I've knitted quite a few of these (bought one of those pattern booklets at the craft store with about 12 patterns in it) & they last such a long time. I'll never buy dishcloths again.

Shandeh
03-14-2006, 08:03 AM
Those knitted dishcloths make wonderful gifts too! I'll make a couple that work well together, then put them in a basket with some soap or dishwashing liquid, and some kitchen or bath gadgets. Instant gratification.

kellyjo32
03-14-2006, 01:23 PM
Those knitted dishcloths make wonderful gifts too! I'll make a couple that work well together, then put them in a basket with some soap or dishwashing liquid, and some kitchen or bath gadgets. Instant gratification.

What a great idea! I never thought of that! I love dishcloths because they are quick and fun and easy way to try new stitches!!

LeslieA
03-14-2006, 02:47 PM
Well I went last night and got my yarn. I hope to get started tonight. :XX: