Dish cloths/cleaning rag

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Dish cloths/cleaning rag

Post: #63455 kimmysmum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:46 pm

I make mine from cotton crochet string.
On 5mm needle cast on 40 stitches then knitt plain stitch for 40 rows or until you feel it's the size you need cast off.
I make them whilst watching T.V with my son and they are great I just put6 them in the wash as normal and they last for ages.
Great gifts as well :flower:

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Post: #63461 red
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:55 pm

I make mine from... rags... in fact.. they *are* rags!
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Post: #63462 Clara
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:00 pm

Yep I´m with Red, though did make me think that if you knitted with sisal string and folded over, sewing up the two sides you could make a good body mitt!
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Post: #63463 red
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:16 pm

ooo good idea

does anyone have a crochet 'recipe' for a string bag? I dont actually crochet - (but hey how hard could it be :shock: ) but I do knit.. perhaps i should make a pattern for knitting a sting bag...
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Post: #63470 Milims
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:48 pm

My mum taught me how to knit dish cloths when I was a kid and they always seemed to last for ages - so now I'm on the verge of encouraging my daughter to knit them - if I can get hold of some decent string!!
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Post: #63485 Shirley
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:47 pm

red wrote:I dont actually crochet - (but hey how hard could it be :shock: ) but I do knit.. perhaps i should make a pattern for knitting a sting bag...


From nettle fibre perhaps?? :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post: #63563 red
Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:22 pm

ok ok.... I AM the queen of typos.....


good idea.. though :lol:
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Post: #63661 the.fee.fairy
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:17 pm

String Bag Pattern:

http://magknits.com/June06/patterns/market.htm

Looks really attractive too.

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Post: #63700 red
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:46 pm

cool - and just how i was about to do it too :wink:
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Post: #71494 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:39 pm

I make mine from jim's old pants.
and t shirts if they don't contain too much engine oil, silver grease or diesel from work. (:roll: @ my mucky hubby)
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71495 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:41 pm

I love the string bag, but can't read knitting patterns- i get confused easily with letters and numbers... but I know someone who CAN knit incredibly well... *runs off to phone Tea690*...
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71552 Millymollymandy
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:50 am

red wrote:ok ok.... I AM the queen of typos.....


good idea.. though :lol:


I DIDN'T SPOT THAT!!! :shock: Had to re-read the thread to understand! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Post: #71557 Shirley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:01 am

:mrgreen: :flower: :mrgreen:
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