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Old 07-24-2005, 10:51 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by LisaD715
Someone mentioned to Joel I think that cotton was hard to work with, but I have not found it to be, I have found it very easy to manipulate.
Joel was having a lot of trouble with his tension. I suggested he try working with an acrylic yarn because it is much more forgiving. You probably knit looser than he does, Lisa. Once he gets his tension issue resolved he may be able to go back to cotton and fly through those cloths. Everyone has their own yarn preference. I notice that I knit slower when I use cotton. So what am I using now? Cotton Ease!

Also, kitchen cotton is best for dishcloths, imo. And you can't beat the price!
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:54 AM   #22
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The first thing I ever did was the Grandmother's Favorite I love that pattern!! It took me so long ... I was almost done the first time when discovered I did something wrong I had lost my edge when I started the other side down.... then my son found it... then something else happened anyways it got to the point where my family was teasing me with I don't think it wants to be knit so I hung in there lol now I can't bring myself to use it.. its a centerpiece on my kitchen table LOL has a candle on top of it...

I really like that cat one those are awesome you all did great work!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #23
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OMG....I printed out the Grandmother's favorite pattern and just found all the dishcloth patterns here on knittinghelp free patterns. Now I can't stop myself! Is there a cure for this addiction?

I can't knit fast enough to get to all the projects I want to knit.

First thing.....hang up the computer and get busy!
(but I'm addicted to this forum too).
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:18 AM   #24
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Hey, I'm pulling this back up. Do you just use the el cheapo yarn for these right? And if you're practicing patterns about what size needles do you use and how many stiched do you cast on to make a typical one?
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:53 AM   #25
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Sugar and Cream cotton works well for these and is about as cheap as you can get. Makes a nice cloth, though, and is pleasant to knit with. It's a worsted weight, so just to practice I think 6-9 would work.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:02 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by JessicaR
And if you're practicing patterns about what size needles do you use and how many stiched do you cast on to make a typical one?
It depends on what pattern you are making....most will tell you exactly, but if not, it will say "a multiple of ___ ". In that case, if you are using 8's, 40-ish sts makes a nice sized cloth.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:58 AM   #27
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I usually grab a pair of needles that I feel like using that day. Sometimes they're 8's and sometimes it's a 7 set. The nice thing with dishclothes is that size doesn't really matter to a certain extent.
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:04 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by Jackie M.
Wait a minute, InterNette. Did you say one or two a DAY??????
You caught that too....


Those are great Internette! Very nice!

(I'm way too slow (and too busy) to do one a day.)
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Originally Posted by InterNette
these are my cloths, I try and do one or two a day
They are very pretty. I am working on a dolphin dishcloth now. Hope i do not give up.

One or two A DAY!?
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:10 PM   #30
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yeah i did one or two a day. I sit at a therapist waiting room for about 1.5 hours 3 days a week and doctors offices about 1 to 2 hours once to twice a week so i was pumping them out. Besides it was the only thing i kinda knew how to make and I suffer insomnia terribly and am up till 4 regularly. I finally made 2 sweaters , 2 shawls, one that is ugly and I moved onto an oregon tote. I did a stack of dishcloths to give out for presents, can give with a nice fancy bar or soap, some potholders in similar design, anything. They dont take long at all, it is only knit and purl. no seams, no short rows, and counting is easy with a clicker. I would really love a palm tree one, I wonder how hard it would be to make the pattern up yourself? Has anyone done this. Would you simply use graph paper?
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