View Full Version : heavy cotton yarn for backpack

05-10-2005, 02:41 PM
Hi, I have been knitting alot of the Lionbrand pattern backpacks. The pattern calls for Lionbrand Jiffy, but for the summer I would rather use something in cotton. Never worked with cotton before. Can you recommend a cotton yarn that would be comparable to the Jiffy yarn? Thanks. Glenda ;)

05-10-2005, 11:01 PM
My LYS has "mop yarn" which looks like.... a mop!!!! It's super thick, very sturdy, and summery looking (to me). Might be comparable to Jiffy, but I'm not sure of the weight (I'll check when I stop in tomorrow).
I have used sugar and cream and the lion brand cotton, but they are much much thinner than the Jiffy yarn; it might not work for your pattern... or it might knit up really tiny... toddler backpack size instead of adult back pack size.

05-11-2005, 07:46 AM
You could always try holding the sugar-n-cream double...or even TRIPLE! :shock: