Saturday, May 19, 2012

Net Dishcloths

Since finishing the Square-mesh Netting class I have been busy creating the patterns for the Circular Netting class.  Today I took the time to photograph the three circular net dishcloths I've made.

Net Dishcloth Made Using the Carrots Stitch

Net Dishcloth Made Using the Fan Stitch

Net Dishcloth Made Using the Skirt Stitch

You may be wondering, "Why have patterns for net dishcloths in the circular netting class?"  There are several reasons:
  1. Everyone can use a dishcloth, even if just to wipe a table, counter, or stove-top.   
  2. They are made using a thick cotton yarn.  The yarn is easier to work with than thin crochet thread to learn the basics of circular netting.  You can see what you are doing.
  3. They are fairly quick to make, especially when compared to a doily.

Even with those reasons you might wonder, "Why make a net dishcloth?  How do they compare with knit or crochet dishcloths?"  There are definite advantages to net dishcloths.
  1. It's easy to rinse them out.  The dirt does not get stuck in the fibers as easily.
  2. They dry quickly, even in humid climates.
  3. The knots in the netting act as tiny scrub brushes.
  4. If a thread breaks, the entire dishcloth does not unravel.  The knots that create the netting will keep the break from spreading.
Now I have a question for you:  Which of the three dishcloths do you like best?

1 comment:

Carmen said...

The third one, I think.