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N0obKnitter
05-22-2010, 11:21 PM
Oh hai, knitting homies...I thought I got "Sugar and Cream" Bernat for my birthday (which I so far, don't like knitting with...) but it's actually Bernat Handicrafter Cotton! One huge skein of it, and four small skeins. Knitting it right now, making a dishcloth, nice yarn! :cheering: :knitting:

suzeeq
05-22-2010, 11:31 PM
It's pretty similar to SnCream and Peaches and Cream is too. SnC softens up a lot fter it's washed, but it can be a little rough just out of the skein.

Jan in CA
05-23-2010, 12:57 PM
I prefer other cottons, but those two are okay for some things. ;)

What'cha making?

N0obKnitter
05-23-2010, 01:01 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-knitted-dishcloth

Doing K2together for the first time!

Jan in CA
05-23-2010, 01:15 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-knitted-dishcloth

Doing K2together for the first time!

:lol: Good!

N0obKnitter
05-23-2010, 02:35 PM
K2together aint as easy as it looks lol.

suzeeq
05-23-2010, 02:54 PM
If you knit tight that may make it harder to get your needle into both sts. I've never had a problem with them.

N0obKnitter
05-23-2010, 03:07 PM
Not knitting uber tight this time...it's kinda fiddly, I guess...

suzeeq
05-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Even though I don't knit tight, on some of them I use the R needle tip to loosen up the 2 sts before I knit them tog. Just put the tip in them and wiggle it a little.

borealowl
05-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the tip. Joann's has the Bernat Handicrafter on sale right now. I am presently working on, among other things, a market bag in the Sugar and Cream green twists. It will be nice if I ever get it done. Lots of yos in it.

Lisa R.
05-25-2010, 04:10 PM
Not knitting uber tight this time...it's kinda fiddly, I guess...

Practice makes perfect! I think K2tog are a little harder with the cotton yarns than others--it doesn't "give" as much.

N0obKnitter
05-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the tip. Joann's has the Bernat Handicrafter on sale right now. I am presently working on, among other things, a market bag in the Sugar and Cream green twists. It will be nice if I ever get it done. Lots of yos in it.

Yeah, saw yarn on sale on Joann's site... *drool* :inlove:

Shandeh
05-26-2010, 12:17 AM
I agree that the Handicrafter Cotton is nicer than the Sugar 'n Cream. Seems to have more of a "sheen" to it, and is easier to work with. I crocheted a bathroom set with it recently. It would have been more difficult with the other yarn.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4394322248_623b561854.jpg

Now, I'm making a larger rug with the same yarn, using 2 strands together throughout.

N0obKnitter
05-26-2010, 07:48 PM
Pretty!