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N0obKnitter
02-23-2010, 05:44 PM
Local Michael's seems to have Sugar n Cream yarn for (!) 5 for $5. I bought one before, a striped variety, haven't knitted with it yet. I'd probably use the yarn to knit dishcloths...is it ok for that purpose or is it not worth buying at all?

LifeIsGood
02-23-2010, 05:56 PM
That is what I use it for. You could also do potholders, hot pads, face cloths or coasters.

N0obKnitter
02-23-2010, 06:05 PM
ORLY :D. Ok it's 4 for $5 oops, still, that's a measly $1.25 per ball. Cheap! I <3 me some Michael's.

Abby123
02-23-2010, 07:14 PM
Yep, great for dishcloths, oven mitts, hot pads. I think it is too stiff for clothing. But that could just be my preference.

I made some pretty double knit (knit on both sides) hot pads in a wave pattern. If I can talk my husband into helping me figure out the camera & how to attach pictures, I'll post them. I soooooo not technically inclined.

AngelaR
02-23-2010, 08:54 PM
I picked up some Sugar'n Cream a month or so ago. I'm making some washcloths for my daughter to take to camp, because no one else will claim anything that shade of green. :teehee:

suzeeq
02-23-2010, 09:09 PM
It does soften up after you knit it and with washing. I've made some summer tops with it, but at a larger gauge so it's not so heavy. It works fine for that, and for things like baby blankets and sweaters too.

LifeIsGood
02-23-2010, 09:33 PM
One of my dishcloths is done in stockinette (done while trying to learn tension). Its actually quite soft and pliable. I could imagine it in a summer tank top.

N0obKnitter
02-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Bought 4 from Michael's:

Summer Splash
Pretty Pastels
Hot Purple
Country Stripes

:D

etoilechaude
02-23-2010, 11:58 PM
I used it for my first baby cardi, my friend Meech is loving it on her little one :o)

Jan in CA
02-24-2010, 01:18 AM
Personally I prefer not to use it for anything really, but if I was going to I'd use it for dishcloths only. I don't think I'd use it for hotpads because it doesn't seem insulating enough, but some people have and it seemed to be okay.

borealowl
02-24-2010, 08:24 PM
I've made some washcloths with this too and it holds up well. Just remember that it shrinks and make your item larger than you wish it to be. I just saw a pattern for a tank top I want to make for a friend and am trying to decide how much bigger I want to make it so it will fit after washing.

Jan in CA
02-24-2010, 10:39 PM
I didn't like it because I felt like the dishcloth got stinky quicker because the yarn is heavy and it doesn't dry fast. I use Tahki Cotton Classic. The yarn is a little lighter weight and the colors stay beautiful unlike S and C.
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Tahki_Yarn-Cotton_Classic_Yarn-2489.html

Might just be me though that likes pretty dishcloths. :teehee:

N0obKnitter
02-24-2010, 10:41 PM
I didn't like it because I felt like the dishcloth got stinky quicker because the yarn is heavy and it doesn't dry fast. I use Tahki Cotton Classic. The yarn is a little lighter weight and the colors stay beautiful unlike S and C.
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Tahki_Yarn-Cotton_Classic_Yarn-2489.html

Might just be me though that likes pretty dishcloths. :teehee:

Enabler. :rofl:

Jan in CA
02-24-2010, 11:03 PM
:lol: Oops...my bad. But look at all those pretty colors!:shifty:

N0obKnitter
02-24-2010, 11:05 PM
I did...soooo pretty :drool:

Jan in CA
02-24-2010, 11:40 PM
I did...soooo pretty :drool:

:teehee: Sugar and Cream is inexpensive and certainly good to learn on though and some people do like it.

MGM
02-24-2010, 11:51 PM
Also great for crocheted bags. I've done a few and it holds up very well. Here are some links to the bags I've made with it or similar cotton...

My original design: Itty Bitty Anything Bag (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/itty-bitty-anything-bag-crochet-pattern.html)

Awesome large pink tote bag with beads (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/06/pink-crocheted-bag-pif-gift-3.html)

Mini Duffel with colorful bits (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/08/400th-post-summer-giveaway.html)

Girlie bag for my little bag lady (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/07/crocheted-bag-for-my-favorite-little.html)

Also a really cute crocheted pin cushion (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/08/crocheted-pin-cushion-pattern-english.html)

and lots of floor duster covers (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/11/13-crocheted-floor-duster-covers.html)

Whew! I guess I was on quite a cotton kick there for a while! I love working with it as you can tell!

Enjoy!

MGM

suzeeq
02-25-2010, 12:07 AM
Everyone says this yarn shrinks, but I haven't found that at all. My tops and bags stretch with use, but then go back to the original size I knit them at.

N0obKnitter
02-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Also great for crocheted bags. I've done a few and it holds up very well. Here are some links to the bags I've made with it or similar cotton...

My original design: Itty Bitty Anything Bag (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/itty-bitty-anything-bag-crochet-pattern.html)

Awesome large pink tote bag with beads (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/06/pink-crocheted-bag-pif-gift-3.html)

Mini Duffel with colorful bits (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/08/400th-post-summer-giveaway.html)

Girlie bag for my little bag lady (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/07/crocheted-bag-for-my-favorite-little.html)

Also a really cute crocheted pin cushion (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/08/crocheted-pin-cushion-pattern-english.html)

and lots of floor duster covers (http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/11/13-crocheted-floor-duster-covers.html)

Whew! I guess I was on quite a cotton kick there for a while! I love working with it as you can tell!

Enjoy!

MGM

Wowza! :muah: