My roommate Lukas used to use these store-bought dishcloths and I shut them down pretty quickly. We'd use them a few times, then they'd start to smell really badly. The proposed solution? Someone went out and got disposable plastic sponges.
Now, clearly, that wasn't going to fly with me, so I finally got fed up and decided that I could make dishcloths for us. If I made them breathable and still sturdy, they shouldn't smell so bad so quickly, in theory. So I invested in some appropriate yarn (75% recycled cotton) and knit us our very first homemade dishcloth.
|This yarn is made from 75% recycled cotton. Acrylics are not nearly absorbent enough to be effective dishcloths, so if you're looking to make your own, look for a high percentage (preferably 100%) cotton yarn.|
And it worked. This little guy has been in use for well over a week and isn't showing any signs of funk. What's more, my roommates seem happy with the way it cleans.
|Our very first homemade dishcloth after its first trial run!|