Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall Into Autumn Swap Topic of the week...


When you knit or crochet dish clothes, wash clothes or face clothes, what do you use?

I knit both face clothes and dish clothes. I am working on some right now just for my face using a really nice Egyptian cotton. One of the ladies I met while hanging out at Twist got me hooked on this yarn....so soft....

What size needle or hook? Wood? what type? Metal? Plastic? A specific Brand? Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Is there one you are dying to try?

I tend to be a tight knitter so anything in the 7-10 size range works well for me if we are talking about straights. Metal or plastic is fine with me. I really love the plastic needles that I found at Jo Anne's crafts. They are cream plastic and have a little whale on the package. I can't remember what they are called, but I have a whole set of them.They are flexible and the tips are sharp for getting into tight stitches (as I am known to do). I'd like to try the new casein ones out by Swallow. I'm not really picky.

For double pointed and circulars, I recently discovered the Harmony needles by Knit Picks. I have a set of the double pointed in 7 and 8 dp's and they are truly beautiful .

Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for clothes? What is so special about it?

Cotton is my favorite, but I am open to any brand.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Hi Rhonda & thanks for swinging by my blog! I am anxiously awaiting my Harmony needles, so glad to hear from you that they are sharp & smooth. I have a few sets of circs coming for my socks and some needle points.
Enjoy the FIA swap. I need to knit a washcloth soon for it. Your Egyptian cotton sounds great! ;-}