Originally Posted by Lobug
I love my knit dishcloths so much better than storebought. I use them more for washcloths though. I use Sugar/Peaches & Cream for all of them. They are great baby shower gifts b/c they are so soft and only get softer. I love them for my babies and won't use anything else. They clean better and more gently.
How do you launder your Sugar 'n' Cream or Peaches 'n' Cream discloths? What do you do to make them get softer over time???
I gotta say...ALL my Sugar 'n' Cream dishcloths end up looking like H___. Really. "Soft"
is no where near how I would descibe mine! They get rough, pilled, stretched out of kilter, and stained.
I have learned to make them smaller...so that they are easier to "wring out" in my hand. I still love them...but for only about a few months use. They are kinda like disposalbe dishcloths...but not thrown out. I save them for really icky jobs around the house and garden. Even my bright yellows are a faded pile of non-white, stained dishcloths. It was either keep the stains, or bleach the stains out.
I am clearly doing something wrong, because so many knitters love theirs for many many years!