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nebetmiw



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: acrylic yarn? Reply with quote

Can I use acrylic yarn to make dishtowels for us or will that yarn not work? I have alot of one color but it is all acrylic. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acrylic is pretty much plastic.. it's not very water absorbant, which is not what you want in a dishtowel.. You want a dishtowel to absorb water.. so, cotton is probably the best choice..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Grannie A said ^.
Other good options for towels are linen, rayon or bamboo. Varied blends of these fibers will work well too.
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