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Stitch
06-03-2007, 10:20 AM
I just bought Mason Dixon Knitting, and they use Peaches and Cream yarn quite a bit. Has anyone tried it? What's it good for? Is it soft enough for a sweater or a blanket, or is it just good for things like dishcloths and stuff?

suzeeq
06-03-2007, 10:27 AM
It's the same, or very similar to Sugar and Cream; it's the brand sold at Walmart. They both work up and wash up very soft for baby things or summer tops.

sue

auburnchick
06-03-2007, 12:02 PM
I love their book!!!!

I have made the ballband dishcloths (but I didn't use peaches and creme for these) and the Absorba Bathmat (which I DID use the peaches and creme).

I really liked working with the Peaches and Creme yarn. It's very soft. My kids love stepping out onto the bathmat because it's thick too (the pattern called for three strands of yarn...the reason why it's so thick).

I ordered my yarn directly from the Elmore Pisgah (http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/) website. It came very quickly. They have "Mason Dixon" kits too. :thumbsup:

zazzu
06-03-2007, 12:18 PM
I have to chime in with another strong recommendation for Elmore Pisgah. Their cone prices are great and they have superb customer service.

I've made a bunch of baby bibs, burp cloths and dishtowels with Peaches and Cream and they worked up wonderfully. It's a good, durable all-cotton yarn.

Braden
06-03-2007, 02:33 PM
I made a sweater out of it for my mother (a nurse) in the white, and it made my hands hurt so bad, but it does knit up very nice and wash very soft. It also has great stitch definition.

suzeeq
06-03-2007, 03:13 PM
If using cotton yarn like this makes your hands hurt, go up a needle size or two or loosen up your tension. Because it has less give than wool, people tend to want to tighten it up, and end up with more strain on their hands.

sue

KnittingNat
06-03-2007, 04:30 PM
How do they differ from Bernat handicrafter? I found 28 skeins of Bernat on eBay for 42$...

suzeeq
06-03-2007, 04:38 PM
I've never used the Bernat, but I think it's sorta the same stuff.

sue

misha rf
06-03-2007, 06:03 PM
I have to third the service from Elmore-Pisgah. They always ship quickly!

So far, I've only made dishcloths & burp cloths, but I do like it. It gets softer with repeated washing, too.