View Full Version : Best cotton yarn for toddler's sweaters?
01-25-2008, 02:22 PM
What cotton yarn would you recommend for baby/toddler sweater?
Anyone has experience with elann.com espirit?
01-25-2008, 02:32 PM
Espirit is a cotton yarn with elastic, it is a very fine yarn. I have used it for chemo caps (they are comfy and stay on snugly). Not sure how it work work up into a sweater........
01-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Not sure if you have it in the States, but I've just bought some Pattons 4 ply cotton today... so far it feels very nice, don't know what the finished article's going to be like though!
01-26-2008, 08:25 AM
I used Elann Sonata for a baby dress and it turned out nicely. It's not the softest in the world, but IMO it is soft enough for toddler wear.
If you'd be willing to use a cotton/acrylic blend, my absolute favourite yarn for kids knits is Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. It's soft and washes beautifully.
01-26-2008, 12:32 PM
You could also use KP Shine. It is very soft and has a slight glow. Ellie
01-26-2008, 01:25 PM
I second the Cotton Ease from Lion Brand! Great stuff-it feels so nice! My Mom is knitting a Wonderful Wallaby for my DD (4yrs) in a pretty red in this yarn.
sue in canada
01-26-2008, 01:33 PM
I haven't used it myself, but I am told that Bernat Cottontots is good.