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#1 of 5 Old 11-16-2007, 03:40 PM - Thread Starter
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my mil has these dish scrubbers she bought at a craft show and i am wondering what type of yarn to use to make some of my own. it looks like a steel wool or something crunchy like...any ideas?
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Our local Zellars sells "Phentex" yarn which is really rough. I can't really explain it because I don't know what its made of. Polyester? It feels like plastic-y chenille, kinda. I bet it would make for great pot scrubbers, but the only thing is...

How the heck do you knit with it without taking the skin off your fingers to begin with? For that very reason I dislike metal pot scrubbers because I end up scrubbing my fingers/hands more than the pot!

I make my own pot scrubbers out of handicrafter cotton. Soft on the hands as well as on the pots and very durable.

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Are you thinking of something like this?


It's made with nylon netting. Crocheted, not knitted. I'll keep looking.
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hemp, or sturdy cotton may work too

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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Red Heart Super Saver acrylic is what I used for my kitchen dishcloths. Horrible to knit with, but fantastic for scrubbing dried ickies off of dishes.
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