Okay, so I have made a couple totally yummy basic facecloths from Crystal Palace cotton chenille. Ideally, I'd like to start making these as gifts (eventually branching out to make the flower-shaped ones in Weekend Knitting), as well as convert to only these facecloths myself. Problem is they are supposed to be handwashed! (or drycleaned! yeah, right.
I just handwashed them and they do not look clean to me. I will try again once they dry (which I'm sure will take a while). I'm kind of hesitant to give something like this as housewarming gifts and then tell the people they have to handwash them! I mean, who handwashes their washcloths?
Does anyone else make these? How do you care for them? Is it possible to put them in the washer on delicate cycle? I really, really love them and I don't like working with non-natural fibers, so switching to nylon chenille (or whatever the non-natural option is) just doesn't appeal.