View Full Version : I need some red cotton...

05-05-2007, 09:26 PM
I knit my mom a scarf a while ago, nothing fancy. I made it out of Patons Divine and Brilliant and she just sent me a check for $100! :woohoo:

So of course I am looking to buy some more yarn but I am trying to be good and buy yarn for actual projects. My next one is two apple (http://lilknitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2007/04/apple-surprise.html) washcloths for my daughters teachers but I am having one heck of a time finding a nice red cotton. Knitpicks has Cotlin which would be great but the Moroccan Red that I want will not be in until May 31 and that is cutting it too close.

I have looked all over for the red and for some reason it is evading me. I checked out WEBS, Smiley's, Little Knits and for some reason if there are cottons, they are more of a salmony type of color, not the apple red I am looking for.

I went into a LYS that I just found (about 45-60 min. drive) and look all around there and was ignored by the older ladies there. I think that even if I would have found the perfect red cotton, I still would have walked out with nothing.

Anyone know of a good red cotton that would work for washcloths?

05-05-2007, 11:11 PM
I know it's 50/cotton and 50/actrylic, but would this work?

Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Lion-Brand-Cotton-Ease-Yarn-3-Cherry-Red-Discontinued_W0QQitemZ130107885238QQihZ003QQcatego ryZ36595QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) :shrug:

05-05-2007, 11:12 PM
Lion Brand (http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/kitchen.htm)

Knit Picks Cotlin (http://www.knitpicks.com/CotLin_YD5420162.html)

Laines du Nord Cleo Yarn (http://www.theyarnco.com/brand_display/360)

Tahki Cotton Classic Yarn (http://www.theyarnco.com/brand_display/14)

"Cotton Twist" Yarn (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Berroco_Yarn-Cotton_Twist_Yarn-1289.html)

Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/8-SKEINS-LANAS-KATIA-KEOPS-100-COTTON-YARN-RED_W0QQitemZ140113597719QQihZ004QQcategoryZ36595Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Another ebay item (http://cgi.ebay.com/NM-100-COTTON-YARN-RED-82-yd-PER-BALL-4st-inch-US-9_W0QQitemZ270092109430QQihZ017QQcategoryZ36595QQr dZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem)

Here are a few. Hope it helps.

05-05-2007, 11:52 PM
I have some Peaches N Cream in red. I got it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I don't know if you want to go that route or not, but I know it is available.


05-06-2007, 12:50 PM

05-07-2007, 12:06 PM
I was going to suggest the Tahki as well - it's the main color in the sweater I'm working now. I personally wouldn't use it for dischcloths though - too nice!

05-07-2007, 12:39 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, I found that Joann.com has the closest red cotton (Lion Brand Poppy Red) I have found so far. And I am also buying some fingering blue for a baby blanket along with the needles for it. I am getting a few more items I have been looking for, all paid for with the money my mom paid for the scarf!

Yarn Doc
05-07-2007, 05:36 PM
Mercerized cotton makes terrible dishcloths - the water takes forever to absorb! Tahki Cotton Classic and Patons Grace are both mercerized...

I was at Joann's last night and saw some red Lion Brand cotton - it was a really pretty shade of red. That might be the one you're talking about.

05-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Try knittingwarehouse.com. They have Cottonease at a great price.

05-07-2007, 10:34 PM
I have some Peaches N Cream in red. I got it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I don't know if you want to go that route or not, but I know it is available.

You can get peaches and cream cotton yarn at walmart for like $1-something! You might have to search a bit for it b/c i overlooked it the first time i saw it! :teehee:

05-08-2007, 08:17 AM
The Walmart here in Clinton only had neutral colors, no reds. Not really sure why it was so hard to find a red cotton (besides Knitpicks Moroccan Red avail. May 31!).

I have Cottonease but the color I think is called Terrcotta so I don't think it would work for a apple washcloth but thanks for the suggestion!

I ended up buying some Lion Cotton online from Joann.com. And because I spent more than $35 I get free upgrade so it will be here Thursday! :cheering: