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Old 01-12-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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pondering: cotton or acrylic yarn for dishclothes
So I want to do my part and be a little "greener" this year so I've decided that I'm going to give up using sponges and make myself some dishclothes. my only problem is I'm torn on if I want to use cotton or acrylic yarn that I have in my stash. Help!!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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ALWAYS COTTON. That way they can double as pot holders. Acrylic yarn can melt if its under high heat.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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Absolutely cotton, acrylic doesn't soak up the water the same way. I think the caution about acrylic melting is too much, though; I've used acrylic hot pads for years and they only melt if laid on a hot burner or too close to a flame.
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Agreed. Cotton is the way to go.
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thanks all! Of to JoAnn's I go this weekend
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:20 AM   #6
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It depends on how abrasive you want the washcloth to be. I have both and use both. I also use scrubbies alot too. Or have fun looking thro here for different scrubbies and things to make for the kitchen

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