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Hi Knitters - I would like to make some nice wash cloths as gifts for the holidays and would like to know if there is a yarn other than Peaches & Cream that I could use for a nice wash cloth - thanks in advance - happy knitting

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Just go looking for anything in cotton. Even the mercerised cotton for crochet.

Actually dishes couldn't care what you use on the other hand faces may want something soft. :lol:
 

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nana r said:
Hi Knitters - I would like to make some nice wash cloths as gifts for the holidays and would like to know if there is a yarn other than Peaches & Cream that I could use for a nice wash cloth - thanks in advance - happy knitting

nana r (Carol)
Look for 100% cotton yarn. I have a nice selection of cotton yarn because some of the babies I knit for can't have anything else.
 

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nana r said:
Hi Knitters - I would like to make some nice wash cloths as gifts for the holidays and would like to know if there is a yarn other than Peaches & Cream that I could use for a nice wash cloth - thanks in advance - happy knitting

nana r (Carol)
I found the Peaches & Cream/Sugar 'n Cream too heavy for wash cloths/dish cloths. I'm using Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread #3 100% mercerized cotton. I'm using a size 5 knitting needle for a loose weave.
I like the mercerized cotton because it is color fast, and pre-shrunk.
 

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I've made bathing cloths from yarn I "made" by winding several threads together. Nice scrubbers/defoliators without being scratchy at all, and they make a nice face cloth if done in a soft cotton.
 

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I too, enjoy the I Love this Cotton from Hobby Lobby. My friend just purchased some Bernat bamboo on-line and it is very soft, I think I will try some, especially for baby washcloths.

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Can anyone tell me ... along these same lines... I use the Sugar/Cream for dish cloths, but after a few washings they start to look not as "fresh." If you use this cotton for baby things, won't it look scruffy after the few washings, too? So is there another cotton that you can use for baby things that will hold it's nice, new look? Do you need to use the mercerized cotton in that case? Thanks for the help/advice.
 

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My new favorite for washcloths, spa cloths and soap sacks is Knit Picks 100% organic cotton. It is so soft and wonderful to knit with. I also use "I love This Cotton" from HL. For dishcloths I use P&C, S&C, Bernet Handicrafter or Knit Picks Dishie.
 

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Just received my Mary Maxim catalog and they have a big sale on sugar and cream cotton yarn. $1.29 I am sure that u could go to the website and order some. It is a very good buy. Happy stitches!!
 

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If you are talking for spa/wash cloth I use the Bernat Scents Chamomile is nice palest cross between pink and peach and smells divine - the aloe vera is also very nice.
For wash cloths for dishes I use bernat handicrafter plain no scent. Walmarts/ Michaels sells the handicrafter but not the scents but they sell big rolls of it Michaels only has the small balls. I cast on 5 stitches rather than 4
next row k2 yarn forward knit to end of row keep repeating until 50 stitches otherwise when you wash them they shrink and are too small in my opinion.
 
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