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i have a ton of yucky acrylic (prefer cotton) but i want to use it i was thinkign about making it intowashcloths because ive been obsessed with making washcloths- do you think it would work ok?
 

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Just from the experience of washing the acrylic blankets my grandmother has made, I would say it would work as far as knitting up and looking like a washcloth. But, as for being absorbant and useful, probably not your first choice. I bet it would get all fuzzy and icky, not to mention heavy.<br>
If you want to just try out patterns, acrylic can be very useful. Personally, I have a hard time knitting with it. It feels...spongey.
 

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Why not do "washcloths"and then seam them up into blocks to play with? That way you get your fill of washcloth knitting but can put them to use afterward.
 

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You mean like for doing dishes? I think that would be perfect.<br><br>
A family member of mine used to make these scrubbie doily-type things out of acrylic. I don't have a pattern. I really don't think acrylic would get too heavy, since it's not very absorbent. And you can wash it in the machine when it gets yucky.<br><br>
I wouldn't like acrylic for body use, though.
 

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Do a search on "tawashi" knitting patterns. I've heard that these work great in acrylic. (They're scrubbies.)<br><br>
Here's the one I've been meaning to try:<br><a href="http://tankhouse.knitability.com/freepatterns/DishClothDuo.pdf" target="_blank">http://tankhouse.knitability.com/fre...shClothDuo.pdf</a>
 

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Acrylic makes fine scrubbing cloths for pots and pan or dried on food. It would probably work on tubs/showers/sinks that you can use the nylon scrubbies on too.<br><br>
As for bathing your body with it or for mopping up a spill or drying something, it would be useless.
 

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My pattern-a-day calendar just had a pattern for scrubbies made from "the roughest, scratchiest acrylic you can find". I'm sure it would work!
 
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