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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2007 08:15:31 PM »

Thanks for posting the list of patterns!  Here's one of my favorites, just garter stitch on the diagonal with an eyelet border.  I'm not sure that I'll make 50 cloths, but I'll definitely be making a few.  I use them as dishcloths and mine are worn out.



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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007 09:26:24 PM »

What a fantastic idea! My husband is going to think I'm crazy (ok, crazier than he already thinks I am) when the dishclothes start piling up around the house.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007 07:30:54 AM »

Thanks for putting together that HUGE list of patterns, very useful.

I have a question about yarn for dishcloths: is it ok to use acrylic? I figured since it's washable it should hold up quite well but most people seem to make them from cotton. Any pro's or con's for using acrylic or cotton?
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2007 08:25:03 AM »

Spaghetti, you sure got a lot of use out of those!!! Shocked

I have a question about yarn for dishcloths: is it ok to use acrylic? I figured since it's washable it should hold up quite well but most people seem to make them from cotton. Any pro's or con's for using acrylic or cotton?

Hmm...I don't know. But I've always heard to use cotton.

I might participate in this or the CAL one for stashbusting, so I'll be participating on and off.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007 09:59:41 AM »

I've never tried a dishcloth out of acrylic but I assume its an absorbency issue. Cotton sucks up and holds a lot of water- very handy in cleaning. I just can't imagine acrylic does that very well.
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2007 10:12:09 AM »

I have to join!  I love knitting dishcloths.  I thought they were so useless until I knitted one and they are truly SO much better than store bought ones!  My DH is always sweating them and telling everyone how great they are when people comment!

Anywho, my BFF just bought her first house and I told her I would make her a set.  One down, three to go!
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2007 10:15:38 AM »

I've never tried a dishcloth out of acrylic but I assume its an absorbency issue. Cotton sucks up and holds a lot of water- very handy in cleaning. I just can't imagine acrylic does that very well.

Agreed -- although I've never actually tried an acrylic cloth so I can't say for sure.  I've got some awful Red Heart to use up so I'll whip one up over the weekend and see; if it doesn't work out for cleaning I can use it as a potholder or just for decoration.

Spaghetti, you sure got a lot of use out of those!!!

I most definitely did  Grin  They're at least 2 years old and they've been through the wash about a million times.
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2007 12:47:08 PM »

I'm IN!!  Who couldn't use more dishcloths!  Cheesy

Thanks for posting such a great list!
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2007 12:53:08 PM »

Whilst I was gathering those patterns, I learned not use acrylic because it can get moldy.  i'd like to try this myself, actually.

There were also other sites using other materials.  Nothing you'd like to use on your person, but great for pots n pans... like plastic bags, tulle and... netting tope kinda stuff?
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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2007 02:21:19 PM »

I'm pretty sure I have some more washcloth patterns here, not listed on your *extensive list*:
http://knitting-up-a-storm.blogspot.com/2007/03/free-pattern-links.html
...Just scroll down to the bottom-ish area.
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