Dishcloth yarn

This has probably been asked but I’ll ask again;) Is there a particular type of yarn that should be used for dishcloths and washcloths? I have two nephews that I found some great patterns for and would loove to do them by christmas but need to knw what kind of yarn to buy/order :think:

Cotton is best for washcloths/dishcloths. It’s very absorbent.

Regular cheap kitchen cotton is used most of the time. Peaches or Sugar and Cream, Lion Cotton, Handicrafter cotton, and I forgot the name of the RH cotton, but they all work just great.

Like someone already said, cotton works best.That way you can wash them too :slight_smile: They’re also good for face cloths and soap savers(soap sacks), rugs and tablecloths. It’s nice because they don’t really shed at all. Wal*Mart sells this giant (8 dollar, I believe) cone in basic colors like white, ivory,red,green and yellow.

If you want to use a nicer cotton for gifting and money isn’t a huge issue then I suggest Tahki Cotton Classic. That’s [U]ALL[/U] I use for dishcloths anymore. There are tons of colors and the colors don’t fade very much at all. The yarn is easy to knit with, too.

Thanks for the tread advice!!! Mom and I went to the Michaels down here (no hobby lobby) and picked up a couple balls of cotton and talked her into getting me a set of bamboo needles:heart: love them so much more than the blasted alum ones I bought cheap to start with!!!

I recently made some dish cloths from some chunky chenille yarn. Very soft but more for face cloths for women. I prefer Peaches and Cream vs. Sugar and Cream.