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Old 03-23-2014, 06:33 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by smeldsgang View Post
You are one lucky lady!!!

Have you ever used the Handicrafter yarn? What do you think of it?
Nope, haven't used it yet. I think enough people say they really like it that I will too.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Nope, haven't used it yet. I think enough people say they really like it that I will too.

Okay! If you don't like it please let me know.
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Okay! If you don't like it please let me know.
I'll try to remember but it might be quite a while before I get around to using it.
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I was walking by a yarn store yesterday (it was closed, sadly)....and saw in the window a lovely yellow cotton yarn which had sheen to it. Expensive, at $3.99 per ball (50g). Would make beautiful facecloth gifts, methinks. You got me thinking now...
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I also used the Sugar and Creme and the Lily for dish cloths and yes, they stretched a lot! And the darker colours ran badly into the dish washing water the first time they came into contact with hot water!
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I also used the Sugar and Creme and the Lily for dish cloths and yes, they stretched a lot! And the darker colours ran badly into the dish washing water the first time they came into contact with hot water!

Thanks for your reply!

I was talking to a lady at work today and she said when she knits dish cloths she starts at one of the corners and works with increases and decreases. She said this has helped to keep the dish cloths from stretching so much.
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Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
I was walking by a yarn store yesterday (it was closed, sadly)....and saw in the window a lovely yellow cotton yarn which had sheen to it. Expensive, at $3.99 per ball (50g). Would make beautiful facecloth gifts, methinks. You got me thinking now...

Now you can go back when they're open and buy the yarn!
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Originally Posted by smeldsgang View Post

Thanks for your reply!

I was talking to a lady at work today and she said when she knits dish cloths she starts at one of the corners and works with increases and decreases. She said this has helped to keep the dish cloths from stretching so much.
Maybe that's why the pattern is called Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth. I like doing mine that way and it has to be garter stitch too. I think it helps with the stretching problem and the texture is just scrubby enough to work really well. Mine are all from Peaches & Creme or similar. I want to make the ones I'm using go away so I can have new ones. They just don't wear out.
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Maybe that's why the pattern is called Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth. I like doing mine that way and it has to be garter stitch too. I think it helps with the stretching problem and the texture is just scrubby enough to work really well. Mine are all from Peaches & Creme or similar. I want to make the ones I'm using go away so I can have new ones. They just don't wear out.

Yep, she uses garter stitch too.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Maybe that's why the pattern is called Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth. I like doing mine that way and it has to be garter stitch too. I think it helps with the stretching problem and the texture is just scrubby enough to work really well. Mine are all from Peaches & Creme or similar. I want to make the ones I'm using go away so I can have new ones. They just don't wear out.

Speaking of the Sugar and Creme, have you ever doubled up the yarn; use two strands instead of one?
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