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Old 01-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #151
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
So is everyone done making dishcloths now that Christmas is over? I've decided against making placemats and now I have four skeins of Handicrafter to make something new with. All of my scrubbies are wearing out and I'm trying to decide between making more kitchen-cotton-and-plastic-netting scrubbies or switch to mini-dishcloths.
I'm never done with dishcloths, dish towels, and washcloths. Someone is always moving into a new place or getting married or having a baby.


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I'm thinking about making plain (that is, no netting) scrubbies about the size of the one on the bottom left, maybe with a cute pattern. That might be too small for a pattern though and I may have to stick with the garter stitch for them.
That would be a nifty idea... Hmmm, now you've got me thinking. I wonder... how small scrubbies thrummed with netting would work IRL?
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:14 PM   #152
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I had to look up thrum; I didn't know what that was. And my answer is, in regards to scrubbies and netting, that I don't know.

The netting I'm using is not only not fluffy, but it also compresses really flat. Once it is cut (or torn by my needle because I've knit too tight and couldn't get around it ), it is not very durable and breaks apart easily.

It may be a good experiment to try, but not one that I'll be doing with the netting I have.
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
I had to look up thrum; I didn't know what that was. And my answer is, in regards to scrubbies and netting, that I don't know.

The netting I'm using is not only not fluffy, but it also compresses really flat. Once it is cut (or torn by my needle because I've knit too tight and couldn't get around it ), it is not very durable and breaks apart easily.

It may be a good experiment to try, but not one that I'll be doing with the netting I have.
Eek! How awful.

That experiment of mine will go on the back burner until I can visit a fabric store to see what's available for netting!
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #154
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Heart shaped scrubby to go along with a dishcloth
Cute as a button!

http://www.simplynotable.com/2014/i-♥-tawashis/
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That is super cute! I want to make one!

I finished a scrubbie a couple of weeks ago and have been using it. It is stiffer than I remember it being (and hasn't gotten any softer with use) and the nylon seems to not be as fragile, so I'm guessing my knitting skills have improved a lot since I made the other ones that had broken netting and eventually fell apart.
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
That is super cute! I want to make one!

I finished a scrubbie a couple of weeks ago and have been using it. It is stiffer than I remember it being (and hasn't gotten any softer with use) and the nylon seems to not be as fragile, so I'm guessing my knitting skills have improved a lot since I made the other ones that had broken netting and eventually fell apart.
for your scrubby!

I think I'll make a heart scrubby for DDs new house to go with the dishcloths I already made for her...
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Cute cute cupcake cloth!
This is just adorable!

http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/2009/10/cupcake-cloth.html
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
This is just adorable!

http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/2009/10/cupcake-cloth.html
It's adorable!
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Round Dishcloth
Peaches and Cream Bright Blue (I think, the label went walkabout). Instead of seaming, I used Kitchener stitch to join the edges. JMCO with crochet thread through the hole in my needles and I just slid the held stitches right off the cable. I used my Nova Needles. Next time I'll use the Sunstrucks. I find when I knit with cotton I knit a lot looser and the stitches wanted to slide off.

A very quick knit. I started it this morning and worked on it off and on, and now it's done already.
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That's great, GG! Now I wanna try one!
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