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06-09-2006, 11:15 AM
I know I have asked this before. But Is there a tank top or some other pattern that would be easy for 100% Mercerized Cotton?? Thanks

06-09-2006, 11:22 AM

I think this one is really pretty!

What's the gauge on your yarn? Mercerized cotton can come in a variety of weights, from laceweight to bulky.

Jackie F.
06-09-2006, 11:28 AM
Here's a pattern that uses 100! mercerized cotton: http://www.tahkistacycharles.com/free_patterns/cotton_classic.pdf. I highly recommend Cotton Classic.

If you already have yarn and it's either sportweight or dk weight, you could knit Picovoli: http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/picovoli.htm. The pattern calls for Debbie Bliss Cathay, but you could substitute a 100% mercerized cotton. Actually, I made Picovoli with KP Shine, but want to use 100% mercerized cotton the next time I make one. I just made Green Gable with mercerized cotton and love it! :thumbsup:

06-09-2006, 11:35 AM
Thank you !! I don't remember what the gague is, I have some saucy brand and then some from Hobbly Lobby thats a different brand. When I get home i'll post what the gague is

06-10-2006, 02:56 AM
http://creativeknittingmagazine.com/pdfs/ckjuly06_summercool.pdf This is cute!!!!!!!!!!

06-10-2006, 10:00 AM
I was looking at my cotton this morning, and one is sport weight, and the other is renyonlds (sp?) Suacy (sp?) and it said to use size 7 needles. But thank you for all the suggestions. I am in a knitting funk, i'm not sure what I want to knit.

06-10-2006, 11:57 PM
http://creativeknittingmagazine.com/pdfs/ckjuly06_summercool.pdf This is cute!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE that tank! :inlove: :heart: :inlove:

06-11-2006, 09:10 AM
How many yards do you have of each? I'm guessing ballpark figure, depending on the gauge of yarn and weight it would take 500 to 800 yards for a tank.

06-13-2006, 02:34 PM
I just made a top from 100% mercerized cotton, even though that's not the yarn the pattern called for.
It was easy with the cotton yarn, and it turned out pretty good. :D

06-13-2006, 06:36 PM
This (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=3167&pg=1&idSM=307) Tea cosy is lovely to knit if you're a tea drinker.