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Old 08-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #21
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I use one strand only. When they are too thick they don't dry well and get smelly quicker IMO. I think wet ones probably breed bacteria quicker, but I'm not sure. Anyway, one strand and not too tightly knit for me.

Oh, that makes sense to me -- it's true they have to dry really well or they get that distinctive *smell* that clings to your hands after you wring it out.

Maybe I'm making a swatch/hotpad!
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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That Blanket Rib would annoy the %*ll out of me , I couldn't imagine doing a whole blanket in that stitch. My wrists are hurting just thinking about it.

The Basket Rib Hand Towel, on the other hand, looks like it would be a joy to knit up. I would consider making a lightweight summer blanket in this stitch, not for our bed though, it's a King size seems like it might be a bit unwieldy to knit up.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
That looks like it comes out nice and soft and squishy. Maybe too squishy for not-blankets?

Napkin rings are a clever idea -- I hadn't thought of that! Still, we're committed now and it's nice that when the classrooms ask for more napkins, I can just tuck a bundle into the appropriate backpack, plus they're handy for all those inevitable potlucks that come with after school activities.
Whatever works in the napkin dept. is what works.

I got the WIP out to see why I was thinking of frogging it and I guess it was that I don't like working the stitch pattern. The texture should make a good scrubber cloth. I wouldn't call it soft and squishy but that's partly the yarn I'm using. I'm thinking it's Lion Brand cotton but with no label on it for years I can't be sure. It's 1/2 way to square so even with uneven sts I think I'll finish it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
That Blanket Rib would annoy the %*ll out of me , I couldn't imagine doing a whole blanket in that stitch. My wrists are hurting just thinking about it.

The Basket Rib Hand Towel, on the other hand, looks like it would be a joy to knit up. I would consider making a lightweight summer blanket in this stitch, not for our bed though, it's a King size seems like it might be a bit unwieldy to knit up.
I'm not finding it painful literally but it is a pain which is why it's still OTN. I think I'll finish this cloth and then I may never use the stitch again. I'm liking the basket rib too.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #25
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I try to keep my dishcloths to 7x7 or 8x8.

No larger cuz then they are difficult for me to work with in the kitchen. I don't like huge terry bath/face cloths either.
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I found this dishcloth pattern, going to add it to my queue. It would make an excellent hostess gift.

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I found this dishcloth pattern, going to add it to my queue. It would make an excellent hostess gift.

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Thanks Claire! Great Pattern!
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
I found this dishcloth pattern, going to add it to my queue. It would make an excellent hostess gift.

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Thanks Claire -what a nifty little pattern! I'm adding it to mine too. . .
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