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Question about dishcloths
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Jan 8, 2013 19:32:46   #
louise s.
peachy51 wrote:
grmpookie wrote:
I just finished a dishcloth using #10 crochet thread (2 colors), it turned out pretty and soft, but it took forever to make. It is made like the favorite dishcloth pattern, but increase stitches until 73 sts would be the center, then decrease. I made the cloth with black and white thread, had to make sure to pick up both threads. Gave it as a gift, the gal loved the way it felt.

I have made several with the double strand of #10 crochet thread. They are scrubbier than the worsted cotton ones and thinner (more like the dishclcoths for sale in the store).
quote=grmpookie I just finished a dishcloth using... (show quote)

I agree. For washing dishes, I use 2 strands of #10 cotton thread. It has more scrubbability. Looks pretty with 2 colors, for ex. red and white.
Jan 8, 2013 19:54:03   #
busyworkerbee (a regular here)
Having read a number of replies, I agree with almost all of them. Acrylic does not do as good a job as cotton. I am also doing some to encourage my mother to also do some. (Her current fad - will have to see how long it lasts her). I also use internet to find patterns.

the best is a cotton/hemp mix or a cotton/bamboo mix, but plain cotton yarns are cheapest. Check the specials and the clearance yarns for the best value choices. In Australia one of the chains is doing a regular clearance of discontinued color yarns at moment and from baby ranges are some lovely soft cotton yarns for $1 a small ball. Can get two facewashers from 1 ball.

Do these for swaps and charity so don't want expensive yarn and they turn out lovely.
Jan 8, 2013 20:36:11   #
I always use cotton, usually wears very well and I like that it holds its shape better than an acrylic would. I like Handicrafter or like fergablu2 said, the cones at Walmart are great for making lots of them or as I did for a neighbor, a set, dishcloths, towels and potholders. Still had some left over after 2 of each!
Jan 9, 2013 11:57:02   #
I've seen them knitted with cotton "kitchen" yarn combined with size 10 crochet thread. My question: Has anyone used this combo? Does it hold up or does the crochet thread tend to break quicker? I've made cotton ones for years, and they last through many a washings (I use a clean one every day).
Jan 9, 2013 21:41:06   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
Where do you get the hemp yarn?
Jan 9, 2013 22:52:03   #
For those who use the #10 cotton thread, do you just knit it up like the regular cotton yarn? I understand that you use double strands, but do you just knit like normal?

Also what size needles do you use on it?

I've always used cotton yarn and love it. I've never tried it with acrylic yarn. I don't think it would be very good.

Also interested in where you get hemp yarn and what size needles you would use with that.
Jan 9, 2013 23:03:44   #
TinkU wrote:
For those who use the #10 cotton thread, do you just knit it up like the regular cotton yarn? I understand that you use double strands, but do you just knit like normal?

Also what size needles do you use on it?

I've always used cotton yarn and love it. I've never tried it with acrylic yarn. I don't think it would be very good.

Also interested in where you get hemp yarn and what size needles you would use with that.

When I knit one with the double strand of #10 crochet cotton, I use a US 3 needle.
Jan 9, 2013 23:45:50   #
Which is better -- knit or crochet?
Jan 10, 2013 07:28:15   #
MissNettie wrote:
Where do you get the hemp yarn?

I bought all of mine from people on ravelry that have it for sale or trade. I go to yarns at the top of the page and then search for allhemp6 for knitting and then down on the right hand side of the page it will say how many skeins in stash, click on that, then change where it says in stash to for sale or trade, that's how i found my Hemp.
I prefer to knit with Hemp using size 6 or 7 knitting needles, i haven't tried crocheting with Hemp yet.
Jan 10, 2013 12:03:40   #
louise s.
I also use the #3 size needles with 2 strands of #10 cotton. Just knit as usual , using any pattern. I like the diagonal pat.
Cast on 4 sts.
K across
K2, YO, K to end. (You're inc.1 st. each row)
Continue until it is half of desired size.
K1,K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end.
Cont. unil you have 4 sts. left.
K2tog, K2tog
Bind off.
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