I have never been a big fan of cotton yarn – or rather when making clothes I’m not a fan of wearing cotton. I tend to use cotton yarn to make bags, or cushion covers.
But Mason-Dixon Knitting has me hunting out my cotton, and planning to buy more.
(I know… I’m bad. I’m supposed to be Using What I Have. I may be about to be bad. Maybe. We shall see.)
I am making Dishrags, and I’m addicted.
It knitted up in no time, and was a nice interesting knit, thanks to the decreases.
But I wanted more…
This is Rowan Cotton Glace. It’s 4ply, and also lovely. I adapted the pattern (cast on 240, with 39 stitches between each bobble), and knit like the wind.
I’m such a sucker for 4ply. I had just under a ball when I started, and about half/one-third of a ball left when I finished. I think you could easily get 3 dishrags out of 2 balls. (I’ll start a second one after I finish the purple one I’m working on at the moment, and have a better idea then.)
My housemate thinks they are too lovely to use. Little does he know – they are lovely enough to use, and this way we shouldn’t have a kitchen full of dead green sponges that won’t bio-degrade.
Plus the centers are ripe for experimentation and lace-practice.
What’s not to love?