Question: How many stitches do you need for a cotton dishcloth?

How many stitches do I cast on to make a dishcloth?

Knit dishcloths: Cast on 38 stitches.

How long does it take to knit a dishcloth?

It depends on how complicated the pattern is, but on average 1-3hrs per dishcloth.

Do you have to use cotton yarn for dishcloths?

Cotton yarn is the best for dishcloths, but you’ll want to make sure it’s absorbent, too. You don’t want a dishcloth that seems to only shed water around (I’m talking to you acrylic) as opposed to absorbing and holding it.

Are dish rags better than sponges?

Your dish rags are really no better than your sponges. And like sponges, using a dirty dish rag to clean a kitchen countertop will only spread germs. Your best bet is to replace rags about once a week. “Allow them to dry out between uses because most bacteria thrive only in moistness,” Schachter says.

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