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.
Mama to Emma (7) and Sarah (5)