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« on: September 30, 2005 03:48:33 PM »

Cotton knit dishcloths aren't exactly hard to make or some by, but how well to they work as facecloths, for example? Are they soft enough to use? Do they end up smelling funny really quickly? (I can't imagine they would, since dishcloths get all sorts of dirty food and water stuck in them, and can come out just fine.)

I suppose my main concern is how soft they are, and how good they'd be as facecloths. If they're any good, I may grab myself a giant ball of dishcloth yarn and start a-knitting, since I seem to have washcloth theives no matter where I go.

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005 03:52:42 PM »

Hello SparroWinter,
I make washcloths all the time.  They are great.  I use whatever cheap cotton I find.  When I make facecloths I use a size 8 needle.  When I make kitchen cloths I use a 4 or 6.  The difference is totally in the size of the needle.  I love them.  My husband loves them.  They wash great, I find that they just get softer with each use.  Even the kitchen cloths wash great, though they of course are more prone to staining, but they are wonderbar!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2005 12:30:03 PM »

I have knit up a few in Sugar-n-cream cotton. I noticed they soak up and hold the water in them (they get heavy)...and the one I used as a facecloth to remove make-up didnt come clean in the wash very well. Mascara and lipstick stain them. But I,ll probably make more just to have them on hand for cleaning and whatever.
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