I am a self proclaimed yarn snob, so I wish I could explain my love of knitting dishcloths.
You know what I'm talking about - the ones your grandma knit and you can buy at the church bazaar.. Honestly, it gets even stranger, because I am not in charge of the kitchen at our house, and you can rarely find a dish cloth in my hand. (nice, huh?)
When I saw that Knit Picks had a new yarn called "Dishie", I had to buy it right away. They have a great selection of solid colors, so I chose a blue that will go with our kitchen/living room decor.
I have tried all kinds of dish cloth patterns, but TanMan likes to use the traditional pattern, knit on the diagonal, the best. With Dishie, I used a size 8 needle, and knit until 45 sts are on the needle, then began the decrease.
I liked knitting with the yarn. It seems to be spun a little tighter, and has a crisp feel to it. It washed up nice, and best of all- it works great as a dish cloth. It is soft, absorbent, and holds up on the dishes and for wiping off the counters. I like it and best of all, TanMan likes it too.
I made three dishcloths from one skein, with a little left over, so it is a good value too.
All in all, I would recommend Dishie for those of you addicted to dishcloth knitting. I hope they expand their colorways to include multi-colored yarns, like the other brands, in the future!
Have a great holiday weekend.
I will be praying for peace - but also saying a prayer of thanks to all of those brave soldiers who are fighting for our country.