Confession: I’ve tried scrubby dishcloth yarn but I’m not really a fan. I found it hard to knit with. The scrubby parts of it stuck together at seemingly every stitch. So as family and friends hinted with varying degrees of subtlety:
“I really like those scrubby dishcloths”
“Have you ever knit with that scrubby dishcloth yarn?”
“Can I buy you some of the scrubby dishcloth yarn?”
I would pretend I didn’t hear or side step the question. Eventually I just came out and admitted that they weren’t going to get scrubby dishcloths from me.
A couple of months ago I found Bernat Handicrafter Scrub Off. It seemed like the best of both worlds: sections of regular dishcloth cotton joined with sections of scrubby dishcloth yarn.
While I still find the scrubby parts frustrating, I know that the next section of regular yarn was coming. the joins may not be as smooth as I’d like, but it is for dishcloths, so it’s livable.
Rating: 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶
Around the same time as I was retesting my feelings about scrubby yarn, I found Lion Brand Re-Up. I was drawn to the lower environmental footprint of the yarn. To be honest, the environmental footprint of yarn isn’t something I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating. It probably is something I should, but part of me is worried what I’d find and the other part just doesn’t have the energy. Maybe someday…
Anyway, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t make the more responsible choice if it is available, so I gave it a try. I found it lighter than most dishcloth yarn, closer to a DK than a worsted. The weight reminded me of Knit Picks Dishie. One ball made two dishcloths with almost enough for another left over. There was one significant drawback though:
It shed significantly while I was knitting with it. I’ve never have this happen before with yarn. 🤷🏼♀️ Otherwise, it was a good yarn that I felt good about knitting with.
Rating: 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶