The Time I Tried New Dishcloth Yarn

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: 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶

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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: 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶

 

 

  One thought on “The Time I Tried New Dishcloth Yarn

  1. July 24, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Interesting! How do they measure up compared to your regular dishcloths? Does it facilitate the scrubbing part?

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    • July 28, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      I haven’t kept one for myself yet; but those I’ve given them to seem to like them.

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  2. July 30, 2019 at 4:19 am

    I bought a skein of that “scrubby” yarn to try. I hate knitting with it! Maybe if I could get my tension looser, it might be easier. I don’t see me buying any more of it, regardless of sale price!

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  3. Margaret Schmit
    April 23, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I have made hundreds of dishcloths with this yarn…extremely good…and extremely popular….I crochet …..

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