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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Yarn for dishcloths? Reply with quote

Never thought about knitting dishcloths before but the ones on here look fantastic so I am thinking of doing some for christmas presents.

What yarn do I use?
Does it have to be cotton?

I'm a self confessed sock addict so it would be nice to give socks and dishcloths ( possibly matching the patterns ) as gifts.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I use cotton for these. I am not too particular about what cotton use use but I tend to use the plymouth cottons because that is what my LYS carries.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton because I have about 12 balls of it in my stash but you can use any absorbant 100% Cotton. That said
I don't seem to be able to find anything suitable in my lys hence why I ended up with Lion Cotton so has anyone got any UK recommendations that they've tried.





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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the sugar & cream hold up? I made one using Reynold's Saucy, and then another using Sugar & Cream and I actually liked the Sugar & Cream better. The Saucy was a little too flimsy and seemed a bit thinner even though it is a worsted weight. The Saucy sells here (NY) for $5.00 a skein, the Sugar & Cream $1.49--I don't mind spending the extra money, but I want it to be good. If the Sugar & Cream is just as good or turns out to be better, I'll use that! Your opinions will be gold..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Sugar & Cream and think it's just fine. It shrinks a little more; but who cares.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use both Sugar N Cream AND Peaches N Cream. both work well. AND!! my daughter loves anklet socks made from the yarn too. So they are inexpensive and knit up quick!!

I find Sugar N Cream in all of the catalogs and yarn/craft stores, but the only place I've seen 'Peaches' is at Wal-Mart for about $1.29. They are both 100% cotton so I use them interchangeably. It basically depends on whether I happen to fancy a particular colorway when I'm looking at them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: yarn for dishcloths Reply with quote

i have only used peaches n cream. i like it just fine and it comes in a lot of colors and inexpensive. carol
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds lovely, all this talk of peaches & cream and sugar n cream is making my mouth water, I don't think we have it in the UK so I'm off to do a search Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know that Peaches & Cream is available at marymaximum.com and believe they do ship to foreign addresses. You could give that a try.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.herrschners.com/products/sku-010154__id-3580__tab-.html

This is a company I have used. The website says they ship overseas...you will have to figure the shipping with them...they do have email to address your queries.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I can't believe how many lovely colours it comes in, we definately don't have anything like that here that I know of. I'm definately going to try and get some.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update on that Saucy I spoke about....once I washed it, it seemed to "firm up" and actually became more absorbant. I still like the Sugar & Cream better, but the Saucy turned out to be better than I originally thought. I'm going to try Lion Cotton next, and I also bought some Polo, I got hooked on the color, it's a very light rose color, but it's got a very warm undertone to it. I'm going to use it for a baby washcloth....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard of Polo....new yarn to me....have to keep my eyes open for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: sugar and cream??? Reply with quote

I have a question... what is this whole deal with Sugar and Cream? It seems so darn popular and so many dishcloth patterns call for it... then at one point I thought that peaches and cream was the same thing but under a different name, then I thought that maybe sugaar and cream had gone out of business!!
I swear, I can't find this stuff anywhere yet it seems so popular!!! Do they sell wholesale only or something?? :x
washcloth on!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember who puts out Peaches & Creme but the Sugar 'n Cream is put out by Lily. Other than that, I can't really tell a difference and use both.
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