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GinnyG
01-25-2008, 09:50 AM
I recently bought, for a very reasonable price, SIX one LB cones of WHITE Sugar and cream from ebay. I'm trying to decide what to make with it.

I considered using the fiber to learn how to dye but it sounds like S&C fades. It's a lovely bright white.

Has anyone ever made a sweater out of S&C??????

I'm thinking it might make a nice spring cardi.

knitgal
01-25-2008, 10:18 AM
Oh my gosh! You should either start a dishcloth business, OR I think a cardi would be lovely too. You probably have enough for a cardi and a matching top!
Have fun with your cotton!

newamy
01-25-2008, 10:18 AM
I think a sweater would be too heavy, not enough drape. Baby things like hats and kiminos are good. If you knit 3 strands together it makes great bath mats...see the Mason Dixon book.

GinnyG
01-25-2008, 10:21 AM
Hmmmmm, bathmats................ I have the MD book:think:

khaosx5
01-25-2008, 10:24 AM
I wouldn't recommend using Sugar 'n Cream for a sweater. It is more of a dishcloth cotton. I tried it once and the sweater looked great until it was washed. Then it became limp.

Don't know if anyone else has run into the same thing.

:knitting:

cdjack
01-25-2008, 10:32 AM
I have a pattern for a cute, openwork poncho that takes five balls of Sugar and Cream. Let me know if you are interested. The only thing is that even with the openwork pattern, it looks kind of heavy to me.

GinnyG
01-25-2008, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the offer, I have made a couple ponchos and don't really wear them.

With a new grandbaby on the way I'm also thinking about making LOTS of burp cloths and bibs.

The.Knitter
01-25-2008, 10:39 AM
I have 23 balls of Bernat Handicrafter Twists that I got at a massive sale at Michaels just before Christmas. I have it planned to make the Central Park Hoodie with it (I am allergic to wool). It's on my To-Do List. I'm hoping it will work out well. Please let me know how yours works out so I will know if I should continue with my plan. Thanks!

Jan in CA
01-25-2008, 11:09 AM
I think a sweater would be too heavy, not enough drape. Baby things like hats and kiminos are good. If you knit 3 strands together it makes great bath mats...see the Mason Dixon book.

:thumbsup: EXACTLY what I was thinking! :teehee: I want to make a bathmat, too.

The.Knitter.. do a swatch with cables and see if you like it. Dishcloth cotton may not have the drape to make cables look good because it doesn't stretch.

The.Knitter
01-25-2008, 11:18 AM
:thumbsup: EXACTLY what I was thinking! :teehee: I want to make a bathmat, too.

The.Knitter.. do a swatch with cables and see if you like it. Dishcloth cotton may not have the drape to make cables look good because it doesn't stretch.

When I get done the shawl and my "first ever" pair of sox I will do that. Thanks for the tip! :hug:

Miss Kittie
01-25-2008, 02:08 PM
I made a pull-over sweater with sugar 'n cream..
It's my fall and early spring sweater..

GinnyG
01-25-2008, 02:10 PM
I made a pull-over sweater with sugar 'n cream..
It's my fall and early spring sweater..

Are you happy with it?

suzeeq
01-25-2008, 10:43 PM
A lacy sweater or cardigan wouldn't be as heavy either.

cam90066
01-25-2008, 11:22 PM
I made a cardi with S&C. As it grew in width it shortened in length with only a slight amount of wearing. (Sleeves that were sufficiently long to begin with became almost 3/4.) Was very heavy. Frogged it and made a rug, hats, potholders, etc with it.

cam

jennylozano
01-25-2008, 11:34 PM
Last summer, there I was, happily knitting a tank top out of that same yarn. I was sure that was going to be my favorite summer top because it was 100% cotton, etc. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!! Even a in a tank top, it was a heavy piece of clothing. And I did not feel cooling down wearing it either. It was like wearing a warmer top. I haven't had the nerve to get rid of it in any way. I just keep it to remind me not to knit another "wearable" with that yarn, because I could not wear it!!!
Good luck to you!

suzeeq
01-25-2008, 11:50 PM
Yeah, I do save mine for `cooler' summer days or early in the day.

Miss Kittie
01-30-2008, 01:07 PM
I do like mine. But I wish I would have used a better coton like KnitPicks shine..
But haere are some patterns for your S&C.
http://www.peaches-creme.com/Pattern%20Home.htm

Silver
01-30-2008, 01:34 PM
I made a S&C sweater for my mom (http://www.cometosilver.com/knit/fos/yellow_sweater_finished.jpg), it's a raglan pullover. She LOVES it. I liked it so much that I made one for myself, but then a friend of mine fell in love with it and begged me for it. ;)

It does make a kinda heavy fabric, but IMHO it was more cozy than heavy. Like a thick cotton thermal blanket, only not actually thick because it's just a worsted weight. I personally, thing it makes a fantastic casual sweater that can carry you throughout the year. :thumbsup:

knittingymnast
01-31-2008, 08:37 AM
good ideas! a spring cardi might be nice

redmom37
01-31-2008, 11:06 AM
I have made 2 sweaters with it & I LOVE them !!!:knitting: :muah:

GinnyG
01-31-2008, 11:21 AM
I think that it is interesting that there is such a wide variety of opinions!!!!