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boo1
11-23-2007, 11:24 PM
When I crocheted, I always used Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Creme. Now that I'm knitting, I don't like them as much.

Wondering what everyone likes for cotton. I live in the South and even though it's chilly now, it won't last.


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suzeeq
11-24-2007, 12:20 AM
For knitting a top or sweater, use larger needles. Something like a 10 or 10.5 is better. It makes a looser knit and a lot lighter weight for a garment.

Jan in CA
11-24-2007, 02:06 AM
I haven't used too much cotton, but I liked the Knitpicks Shine. I don't like Sugar and Cream all that much either.

brendajos
11-24-2007, 02:12 AM
I like Blue Sky Alpaca's (http://www.blueskyalpacas.com/yarn_detail.php?yarns_ID=8) cotton yarns. Definitely more expensive and I don't generally like knitting with cotton very much but if I am going to knit cotton I usually go with them. I love the colors a LOT!

knitncook
11-24-2007, 08:42 AM
For a nice basic yarn, Lion Brand's Cotton Ease is nice. I was handing dome yesterday and thought it felt much smoother than the Peaches and Cream cotton. It is a 50/50 blend of cotton and acrylic, but it is very smoochable. I found it in with the crochet yarns rather than over with the rest of the Lion Brand yarns at JoAnn and it has a different wrapper than their other yarns. Also Lion Brand makes a 100% organic cotton in their Nature's Choice line which is much softer than Peaches and Cream and it is 100% all cotton.

kkatt82
11-24-2007, 08:49 AM
I'm a crocheter originally too and I used to use Peaches N' Cream and Sugar N' Cream only. Now that I knit more than anything, I really like using smoother mercerized cottons like Patons Grace... it comes in nice colors and is SO much softer and shinier than the others.

G J
11-24-2007, 03:56 PM
I made a sweater for my mom (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62137&highlight=sailor+collar+sweater) using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. It's 80% cotton and 20% merino, so it has a bit of spring to it. LOVELY!

Samsam
11-24-2007, 04:04 PM
Knitpicks Cotlin is nice too.

jdee
11-24-2007, 04:51 PM
I recently discovered Jeanee, a cotton blend by plymouth yarns. It's very soft. TLC cotton plus is also a nice cotton blend.

boo1
11-25-2007, 09:56 AM
I made a sweater for my mom (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62137&highlight=sailor+collar+sweater) using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. It's 80% cotton and 20% merino, so it has a bit of spring to it. LOVELY!


What a beautiful sweater!!!!!!!!