I want to knit a few dishcloths for my sister, but I hate knitting with all-cotton yarn--no give to it. Will a cotton blend or acrylic stand up to the use and laundering? Thanks so much for your help!
several people have used a microfiber from Lion Brand (Microspun)with good results. it just doesn't absorb water.
I've used the microspun and they are nice dishcloths for everything except mopping up spills and only leaving a thin layer of water when wiping down tables, counters, etc. They scrub nice and don't fade when soaked in bleach.
With that said, I finially tried nuking my cotton dishcloth yesterday for 30 seconds to kill odor. Worked like a total charm! Can't believe I waited this long to try it!