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deann 06-22-2012 08:17 PM

Best Yarn for Different Projects

Can someone please tell me what is the best yarn to use for washcloths, and bathroom hand towels??

I do not use wool; so it would need to be in the cotton/acrylic category. Plesae help.

DUMB QUESTION: Is the "dishie" yarn ONLY for dish towels and dish clothes?

Thanking you in advance!!

Ingrid 06-22-2012 08:47 PM

I've only used non-mercerized cotton for dish cloths and towels. The basic Sugar & Cream-type yarn works great. Acrylic doesn't absorb water, so I don't think it would work as well.

The Dishie yarn from Knitpicks is just worsted cotton. You can use it for anything you like.

deann 06-22-2012 10:18 PM

Thank you
Oh that is great. I will try the mercurized, cotton, I have used the bamboo and natural before.

Dishie yarn just feels weird, like rope, so I didn't think I could use it for anything. But that is great to know.

Thank you so much for your help!!!

lovekittycats1965 06-28-2012 05:53 PM

be aware the cotton is harder to knit with and it sort of 'drags' so you might find you have difficulty knitting with it at first so practice on a swatch until you get comfortable with it.

suzeeq 06-28-2012 06:00 PM

Some cotton is. The mercerized type is softer and usually thinner, not at all like dishcloth cotton.

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