Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
Knitting the Flap
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 270
Thanks: 49
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
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!!
deann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,253 Times in 1,844 Posts
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.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
Knitting the Flap
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 270
Thanks: 49
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
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!!!
deann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
Casting On
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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.

Links to free knitting patterns from all over the world. Google translate rocks!

Free International Knitting Patterns
lovekittycats1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Some cotton is. The mercerized type is softer and usually thinner, not at all like dishcloth cotton.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extra Yarn Projects knitkid11 General Knitting 8 03-09-2009 03:49 PM
Selling some of my projects so I can buy more yarn! sarastitches Buy/Sell/Swap 0 09-01-2008 01:41 PM
OTN projects and yarn MoniDew What'cha Knittin'? 10 03-01-2007 10:21 PM
2 skeins laceweight yarn projects vknits Pattern Central 3 07-28-2006 10:12 PM
yarn for projects/projects for yarn and Trio bag willowmom Pattern Central 2 06-20-2005 11:58 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.