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ausmakaiva
11-09-2006, 09:37 AM
i bought rowan calmer yarn at my LYS for a baby sweater i am learning how to knit in class. i love the feel and color of it, but not loving the price... :wall:

what are some soft cottons (machine washable) out there that don't break the bank and are not the traditional "baby colors"?

thanks!

psammeadred
11-09-2006, 10:15 AM
Hobby Lobby has a sportweight one called Sonata that comes in lots of colors; for worsted cotton, there's also Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream. Sugar & Cream, if memory serves me right, has a better color selection, but it's still mostly pastels and brights.

moon
11-09-2006, 10:24 AM
I really like Knitpicks cotton.

mwedzi
11-09-2006, 10:48 AM
Sugar n Cream is nice and affordable, but it's really not soft. And depending on what colors you choose, it bleeds like crazy. I used some to make a scrub cloth in burgundy and it has bled every time I've used it and I've used it at least 10 times now.

For soft cotton, I'd recommend Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton, which is more expensive than some others, but it is the softest cotton I know.

Knit Picks shine is also not bad (cotton blend) and Berroco Touche (another cotton blend) feels pretty nice, too.

Chel
11-09-2006, 10:56 AM
I like TLC. Its not expensive and it feels nice.

brendajos
11-09-2006, 11:11 AM
For soft cotton, I'd recommend Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton, which is more expensive than some others, but it is the softest cotton I know.



*nods* delightful stuff....and i pretty much hate knitting with cotton...:teehee:

feministmama
11-09-2006, 11:43 AM
Classic Elite Premier or Borroco Touche

knitqueen
11-09-2006, 12:16 PM
Bernat Cottontots is VERY nice, too. And won't break the bank. :D

dustinac
11-09-2006, 12:24 PM
on of the cottons I return to beside KP shine.. is Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company... My wal-mart doesn't carry any other cotton but Peaches n' Creme and I don't find that very soft...

Cotton Fleece runs a little over 7.00 for 215 yds... at least at my LYS...

suzeeq
11-09-2006, 01:56 PM
Sugar/Peaches n Cream yarns soften up with wearing and washing. Lighter colors probably won't bleed as much as darker, though they may fade a little.

sue

gardenmommy
11-09-2006, 01:59 PM
Manos Del Uruguay Cotton Stria is incredibly soft, but unfortunately must be hand-washed.

http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1814

So totally not practical and what you are looking for, but you have to experience it and touch it nonetheless! :rofl:

ausmakaiva
11-10-2006, 10:26 AM
thanks for all the ideas, i'll check them out!

MrTea
11-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Cascade has some great pima cotton and pima cotton blend yarns that aren't too expensive.