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Old 07-31-2007, 01:15 PM   #11
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I use mine all the time to do dishes, wipe spills, etc. Usually the patterns I make are really simple though. I'd probably spend more time on face cloths.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:26 PM   #12
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Hmm, I think I'll make some just practicing stitches!

I need to take a shortbreak from th blanket. Here it is so far:



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Old 07-31-2007, 01:32 PM   #13
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I made a few several years ago and hated them - too big and soppy, couldn't stand them. I think they went into the good will bag. In the past year I've made a bunch more and love them - they are all I use. So easy to grab a fresh one, no more germy sponges.

What I like best is to use them as learning tools to learn new stitches/techniques. I made a few mitered square ones, then a few entralac ones, at least 5 illusion ones. I've practiced all kinds of cable stitches and other elaborate stitches, all in the name of dishcloths.

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Old 07-31-2007, 05:25 PM   #14
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Is there any difference between knitting washcloth/facecloths and dishcloths. Do you just use a prettier pattern? Do you use the same type of yarn? Thanks so much.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:05 PM   #15
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i like to knit them and have them out hanging up ect but no i havent used them yet. im worried they will lose there nice patterns some how.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:09 PM   #16
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I use just cotton like Sugar and Cream for dishcloths, but for faces I'd use a nicer, softer cotton.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #17
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I use mine so much...that I end up tossing them in the rag bag cuz they look so horrible! Then I get to make new ones!
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:06 PM   #18
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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.
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Originally Posted by Lobug View Post
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.
Hi Lobug!

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!
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:05 PM   #20
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My mom makes them for me all the time, so I don't have to! She makes white ones for facecloths and they are really soft.

I'm wondering, if you use bigger needles, will they not be as thick?

Anyhoo, that's all I use in the kitchen! I just love them for wiping up spills. And the cotton doesn't scratch anything.

Nothin' like them!
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