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Old 03-13-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Dishcloths?
I thought that maybe this would be a good way for me to practice but what kind of yarn would I use for this? and where would I find a pattern?

Thanks so much ladies, sorry if this is a repost I tried looking through the site maybe I missed it. :thinking:
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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this should keep you busy for a while and i think a lot of us use Lily Sugar n Cream (is that what it's called? :thinking: ) which is usually right around $1 a ball...comes in any ol' color you would want to match your kitchen and won't break the bank while you are practicing. AND it's pretty good stuff!


can be found at hobby lobby, michaels, etc.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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omg thanks so much. I saved that sight to my computer.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Lion Brand also makes a cotton that works well. Gives you more options.
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One more yarn option - Peaches and Cream, I think it tends to be a little softer than Sugar and Cream, and it's about $1 at Wal-Mart.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:22 PM   #6
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Thank you so much ladies, I will check them all out.
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with cotton tho remember that it doesn't have much elasticity....so it might seem a smidge more difficult to work with....just get used to it, and then poof, you go to the other yarns...and it'll be a breeze!!!
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Re: Dishcloths?
Originally Posted by LeslieA
I thought that maybe this would be a good way for me to practice but what kind of yarn would I use for this? and where would I find a pattern?
It's a great way to practice pattern stitches. If you have a stitch dictionary, just pick a pattern you like and knit up a swatch. Borders are nice, especially if you are using a pattern that tends to curl. Garter and moss stitch make nice borders.

As others have pointed out, 100 percent cotton is best and the three big manufacturers are Peaches and Cream, Sugar and Cream and Lion. Cottontots is also an option and makes a very soft cloth. Some people use cotton blends like Aunt Lydia's denim.

Knittingpatterncentral.com has links to a lot of washcloths and dishcloths.
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:10 PM   #9
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Thanks again ladies. and Heather I will keep that in mind. I'll just have to tell hubby tonight that I have to go to michaels for yarn.

And hopefully I can do something tonight.
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Hi! I used to think it was kind of corny to knit a washcloth when you can buy a whole 10 pack for $2.99 or whatever... but then I knitted one and I LOVE IT! It's so cute but more important is yeah, you can learn new stitches and then see what you would like to make out of them.

This is my first one:
A cute pattern.
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