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tacwaknitterjen 01-12-2010 10:52 PM

pondering: cotton or acrylic yarn for dishclothes
 
So I want to do my part and be a little "greener" this year so I've decided that I'm going to give up using sponges and make myself some dishclothes. my only problem is I'm torn on if I want to use cotton or acrylic yarn that I have in my stash. Help!!!

trvvn5 01-12-2010 11:07 PM

ALWAYS COTTON. That way they can double as pot holders. Acrylic yarn can melt if its under high heat.

suzeeq 01-12-2010 11:46 PM

Absolutely cotton, acrylic doesn't soak up the water the same way. I think the caution about acrylic melting is too much, though; I've used acrylic hot pads for years and they only melt if laid on a hot burner or too close to a flame.

Jan in CA 01-13-2010 01:42 AM

Agreed. Cotton is the way to go. :thumbsup:

tacwaknitterjen 01-13-2010 02:13 AM

thanks all! Of to JoAnn's I go this weekend

lissaplus2 01-13-2010 03:20 AM

It depends on how abrasive you want the washcloth to be. I have both and use both. I also use scrubbies alot too. Or have fun looking thro here for different scrubbies and things to make for the kitchen

God Bless,
Melissa


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