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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chenille Facecloths

Do you need a little extra something on hand for Mother’s Day gift giving? These sweet chenille facecloths are the perfect treat for anyone who deserves a little luxury in her daily routine.

Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille knits up into a soft, squishy fabric, ideal for washcloths and towels. The pattern for the Reverse-Bloom Flower Washcloth is in Melanie Falick’s Weekend Knitting and is also available online. Each facecloth requires just one skein, so you can mix and match colors as you like. Knitting Daily also has a nice pattern for a Seafoam Towel and coordinating washcloth.

For an added treat, package your gift with some special soap or a tin of Knitter’s Little Helper Hand Balm from Blue Sky Alpacas. Sadly, the hand balm has been discontinued, so be sure to pick up a few when you come to the shop for your next project. Mother’s Day is May 9, so get started on your gift knitting today!


  1. ARGH! They're discontinuing Knitter's Little Helper? It is the ONLY cream that moisturizes my super-dry hands without feeling disgustingly greasy.

    Do you do mail order? If so, how many do you have left?

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  3. Scarlet,
    We have quite a few left. Just give a call to the shop, and we can send some your way!

  4. By any chance do you have any Knitter's Little Helper left??? :S

  5. Please let me know if you have any knitters little helper left....