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03-08-2013, 07:54 AM
I am going to knit a Cascade 220 pattern for a little girl's dress. But really don't want to use the Cascade for a summer dress. What cotton could I subsitute or something else you may recommend for it. I would like something that would hold it's shape and wash well.

03-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Cascade Cotton Club is about 4.5 sts/inch and it's a lovely cotton in loads of colors. It can be heavy depending on the detail in the dress (cables, for example) but it does wash nicely and hold the color.

03-08-2013, 10:40 AM
Lion Cottonease is a cotton/acrylic blend that may work; it's worsted and wears well.

Jan in CA
03-08-2013, 01:46 PM
My go to yarn for kids is Plymouth Jeannee. It's a cotton/acrylic blend and washes easily.

03-08-2013, 05:24 PM
i use acrylic for my kids

I recently found knit picks Brava and love it!

03-08-2013, 08:44 PM
I'm working on dresses for my three grand-girls (6, 8, and 9 years) and I chose to use a cotton/acrylic blend because of how 100% cotton stretches and loses shape. I went with Filatura Lanarota Cool Cotton because 1) it is a blend that has great reviews on Ravelry and 2) it was on sale in acceptable colors on www.smileysyarns.com (http://www.smileysyarns.com/cgi-shopper/search.cgi/smileysyarns/ezshopper?user_id=6952-20130208&1_option=3&1=filaturalanarotacoolcotton&database=dbase1.exm&template=template1.htm).

Be aware that the pics of colors at on-line sites may be a little off so you may want to go to Ravelry and check out the yarn color in other people's stashes to get a better idea of the actual color. For example, color #54 in the pic on smileysyarns.com looks purple but it is actually more magenta (purpley-red-violet) than it looks. I checked Ravelry before I bought it to make sure and when I received it, it really was a deep magenta (which is what the 6 y/o wanted).