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Nov 3, 2012 12:59:17   #
Novice Sandy
 
Okay, I have seen the threads questioning the use of knit or crochet dish cloths. I have even had a few questions, though I didn't post, myself. I was in the home of a woman who needed help unpacking, she is a breast cancer survivor. She knits and crochets. Has the stashes, and numerous WIP laying around. I was there to help unpack her kitchen and put things away. Her stuff had been stored for months, while she stayed with her DD to recoup. So I began unpacking and needed to wash numerous things. Her dishcloth was knitted. I have never personally had one or used one. I LOVED IT!! It worked wonderfully. My worries about wringing it out was silly, as it did wonderful. I am SOLD. I will be making myself a few of these gems and not for an afghan. To all my doubting KPers, I encourage you to give it a try, you'll be glad you did. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
Nov 3, 2012 13:05:23   #
crochet_away
 
:thumbup: :thumbup: WOOHOO!!!
we have another dishcloth convert
:twisted: :twisted: :lol:
Nov 3, 2012 13:05:32   #
Colorado knits
 
A few days ago, a friend asked me if I would make a couple dishcloths for her. Ha, she offered to buy some yarn! Lordy, I so much cotton yarn, I laughed her.

I did not remember, but she said I gave her one a couple years ago and she loved it, but it's worn out now.

So all this time, she was using the dishcloth and I did not even remember giving her one.
Nov 3, 2012 13:07:33   #
LouiseH.
 
Have fun knitting...I also love those dishclothes....now do yourself a favor....use one of those clothes to take your shower with...you will think you are in heaven!!!!! I dare you...do it tonight....
Nov 3, 2012 13:17:43   #
Renkla
 
I love those dishcloths and also am using knitted and crochet
pot holders, one word - wonderful
Nov 3, 2012 15:24:26   #
Stablebummom
 
A mundane task (dishwashing) that brings happiness as you see the colors, texture and know that it is your own work!

I give a lot away and keep my not quite ready for public ones for me as I use them to learn patterns and new stitches.
 
Nov 3, 2012 15:47:29   #
bobctwn65
 
I am making some with a bigger size needle for wash cloths..so soft and nice gonna put 2 wash cloths and a bar of dove with a ribbon around for gifts...and 2 dish cloths and a small bottle of dish soap with a ribbon around,,,...I just love them...
Nov 3, 2012 17:25:34   #
Novice Sandy
 
bobctwn65 wrote:
I am making some with a bigger size needle for wash cloths..so soft and nice gonna put 2 wash cloths and a bar of dove with a ribbon around for gifts...and 2 dish cloths and a small bottle of dish soap with a ribbon around,,,...I just love them...


Great gift ideas. Especially the small bottle of dish soap.

:thumbup:
Nov 3, 2012 17:34:52   #
TinkU
 
I love using my knit one, but have noticed holes! I'm wondering if it's a weak area in the yarn itself or something else. Has anyone else had this happen before. I'm using peaches and cream from walmart and doing them in garter stitch.

So glad you've converted!
Nov 3, 2012 18:19:49   #
casey1952
 
It took me a while, but I finally relized that washing sharp knives can cut the threads in the dishcloth. You have to sure to turn the knife sharp blade out.
Nov 3, 2012 20:29:15   #
KarenKnits
 
bobctwn65 wrote:
I am making some with a bigger size needle for wash cloths..so soft and nice gonna put 2 wash cloths and a bar of dove with a ribbon around for gifts...and 2 dish cloths and a small bottle of dish soap with a ribbon around,,,...I just love them...


Ooh...I like this idea! Simple and useful!
 
Nov 3, 2012 20:32:38   #
KarenKnits
 
I've made tons of dish cloths. I love them and that is all I use. However, they do get smelly over time. Any hints for cleaning them? I do change dish cloths every day.
Nov 3, 2012 20:38:12   #
Urith
 
casey1952 wrote:
It took me a while, but I finally relized that washing sharp knives can cut the threads in the dishcloth. You have to sure to turn the knife sharp blade out.


Yes, I think that's about it for causing hole's, mine last a long time, I have so many, and just keep changing them, even when they are faded and don't look so nice, they are still really good for dishes and wiping up messes.
Nov 3, 2012 20:45:26   #
TinkU
 
casey1952 wrote:
It took me a while, but I finally relized that washing sharp knives can cut the threads in the dishcloth. You have to sure to turn the knife sharp blade out.


I bet you're right! I'm going to have to be more careful with them!

As far as getting the smell out, I've soaked them in biz and that does it for mine!
Nov 3, 2012 20:47:40   #
Urith
 
TinkU wrote:
casey1952 wrote:
It took me a while, but I finally relized that washing sharp knives can cut the threads in the dishcloth. You have to sure to turn the knife sharp blade out.


I bet you're right! I'm going to have to be more careful with them!

As far as getting the smell out, I've soaked them in biz and that does it for mine!




washing soda work's for me.
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