When did solid weave dish cloths sneak into our kitchens? Heavy, hard to rinse out, and downright smelly. These dishcloths are the real deal, the kind your mother had. They have an open weave which catches more crumbs and spills, rinse out clean, dry quickly and stay fresh at least three times longer than solid weave. They do shrink a little in the wash, but really, what's not to love? I looked high and low for this open weave design, ordered 6 packs and am ordering 10 more to make sure I have an endless supply.