View Full Version : Yarn suggestions?

06-06-2006, 01:54 PM
My mum has asked me to make her a vest. The original pattern calls for worsted weight wool, but she lives in Texas so that's WAY too warm for her to wear. She would like to see it in a cotton, or cotton blend, instead.

I've found several, but they're all the wrong weight and/or guage.

Do any of you expert knitters have some suggestions for me? Nothing too pricey, please, as my mum is on a retiree budget. :)

Mama Bear
06-06-2006, 02:21 PM
My first thought is Cascade Pima Tencel (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=57). Very classy yarn... smooth silky finish. Natural fiber cotton/tencel mix, breathes well. Retail price on this runs about $4 for 50g

If you don't want something as smooth as that then my next choice would be Blue Sky Organic Cotton or if you prefer their other colors, they have a non-organic cotton. VERY soft, very nice, different look and feel from the Pima Tencel. the organic (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/6/1109/) and their regular cotton. (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/6/1602/) This runs about $9 for 100g (so very similar to the price of the pimatencel).

I'm sure others will have more ideas, plus you can check out Yarndex (http://www.yarndex.com) and fill in the weight you want and fiber type and it will give you a list.

Mama Bear

06-06-2006, 02:33 PM
What is the gauge you are looking for exactly!

06-06-2006, 02:39 PM
What about the Knitpicks Shine worsted?

06-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Ohhhhh!!! The Knitpicks Shine would probably be perfect!! I'm going to send her the links to all listed here and see what she has to say.

TY so much!!! :)