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kidlets2
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Expanding Dishcloth patterns Reply with quote

I've heard a few people mention that they make matching hand towels and dish cloths. Are you just expanding the dish cloth pattern to make a towel?

I'm intrigued...

And while I'm at it...what the heck is a "face cloth"??
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not too sure how you'd go about creating a hand towel. I'd also guess that you expand the pattern to fit.

A face cloth is a British term for a wash cloth.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks Kathryn!

I'm still wondering about the whole matching hand towels/dishcloth thing...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kidlets2 wrote:
Ah, thanks Kathryn!

I'm still wondering about the whole matching hand towels/dishcloth thing...


Sometimes, I will double the length of the washcloth pattern and add a pretty border around it to make it the dimensions I want...just experiment a little.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have crocheted one and knitted one.
They are pretty well; but, I perferr to do the dishcloths.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the dish towels absorbant enough to dry dishes? Do you still use the same yarn as for the dish/face cloths?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are using 100% cotton it is absorbent enough. I use Peaches and Creams, Sugar and Creme, and Cotton Tots. They all work great, in fact I'm working Face Cloths now for kind of a slow down for the Holidays.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made face and dish cloths with the Peaches & Cream and love it. I just didn't know if it was good for drying dishes. I'll give it a whirl. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat wrote:
I have made face and dish cloths with the Peaches & Cream and love it. I just didn't know if it was good for drying dishes. I'll give it a whirl. Thanks.


Choose a color with less dye...the darker the dye, the less absorbant they seem to me...I tend to use white and natural for lots of kitchen stuff...or those with specs of color...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip mouse. I have a pale yellow and white. I'll try that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the difference between a dish cloth and a face cloth? I have made several but always used and told people they are dish clothes...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One is in the kitchen... the other is in the bathroom... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I guess I knew one was in the bathroom and one was in the kitchen but wondered if they were knit differently. Different size, or different yarn???
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope... I'm doing some 'dishcloths' from a Lionbrand pattern, to give to my brother next Christmas to use as face cloths...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow GrannieAnnie, next Christmas??? You're a smart cookie Laughing . Hopefully, I'll be doing the same soon.
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