Join Date: Nov 2008
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I too use sugar and cream. I use cotton because I want them to be easy care. I don't want to have to worry about them felting while I'm scrubbing in hot soapy water, or in the wash. If I'm going to actually use my dish cloths, I need to make sure that all that needs doing is getting tossed in the laundry bin and washed with everything else. I do find that the way I've been knitting them up is a little too loose for true scrubbieness, but I got some tulle I want to try knitting with strips of, and I make t-shirt scrubbies that are the most scrubbie thing in the the world, and yet not abrasive, i'd use it on the finest china. Its brilliant. I just cut strips of non-stretchy cotton t-shirts, and knit em up. Speaking of dish cloths, I should go make some more.
In terms of pattern, I do all sorts of things, I'll make rows, columns, and seed stitch, I once tried a sort of waffle weave, and simple stockinette. Honestly, I like the stockinette because its fastest, and there are no performance differences between them in my opinion. I would like to try making some cabled ones (but need a cable needle), and some diagonally made ones (need to learn knit together and yarn over lol)
Caroline, partner to J, post partum doula, kitchen manager, aspiring midwife, soon to be nursing student, mama to my furbaby, someday a mama to not so furry munchkins, G-d willing