View Full Version : I need advice on what yarn to use

03-29-2007, 07:52 PM
My favorite sweaters are my two cotton sweaters. They are knit of chunky cotton yarn, and are a very simple design. However, I can't find any more like them, and as they are several years old, they are slightly too small (though part of me is thrilled to know that I own two shirts that have too short of sleeves). The obvious solution: knit some!

I would like some advice on some good chunky/super chunky 100% cotton yarn to use. I'd like to make a couple of sweaters, and try out a couple of different yarns. Thanks in advance for your help!

03-29-2007, 08:08 PM
spinnaker (http://www.knitpicks.com/Spinnaker_YD5420142.html) from knitpicks is super bulky weights-would make a nice thick sweater, and they also have crayon (http://www.knitpicks.com/Crayon_YD5420121.html) which they list as dk wieght. both look fluffy soft

03-29-2007, 08:51 PM
Thank you very much for the suggestions - they do look soft and fluffy. Not QUITE what I'm looking for, unfortunately... normally "soft and fluffy" is pretty much my yarn criteria, but for this project I want something... less fluffy. More like the yarn my grandma uses to make washcloths, only thicker.

However, I'm starting to think I need socks or something out of spinnaker. :)

03-29-2007, 09:00 PM
check out http://yarn.com/
they have lots more options for cotton and cotton blends

03-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Yay, thank you thank you!!! There are several yarns on there which look like exactly what I want. :)