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Mrs. Columbo 01-24-2007 12:07 PM

Has Anyone Used Bernat CottonTots?
I bought some Bernat CottonTots for a baby blanket for the upcoming grandbaby as I heard it's best to make cotton instead of acrylic due to the fire retardancy ..... I only have two rows done and it's sort of a weird type of yarn .... it seems to have little cotton fuzzies coming off it in places almost like it's fraying .. I don't want to get it all made up and then find it's not as good as I thought it would be and it has fuzzy things sticking up everywhere .. figure it might fall apart in the washer ...

Has anyone used this and had any luck with it? Do I just keep on going or start with something else?


knitqueen 01-24-2007 12:13 PM

I've used it, and really liked it. I made a cardigan for my friend's daughter and she wore it lots and they never had problems with it. Also I made a cloth out of my leftovers that I use for cleaning the bathroom and it is the BEST.

Mrs. Columbo 01-24-2007 12:27 PM

Gee then maybe it's just this particular skein .... did you find fuzzy cotton bits coming off it as you knit?

Do you live as far west as BC by chance?


hellokitty165 01-24-2007 12:28 PM

I used them before for baby blanket and they are soft ...though after i m done with the blanket it look really wash out or rather old like being used...but it so soft and i love it the baby ...keep going ...u will like it

jodstr2 01-24-2007 12:31 PM

I used it for some baby hats. yes, mine did kind of pill a little when I was knitting with it.

Mrs. Columbo 01-24-2007 12:45 PM

The blanket is for my daughter who is VERY picky and a "just so" meticulous kind of person so I want it to be something she will use and it won't look worn .... perhaps I should use acrylic and mention not to use it as a nighttime blanket .. maybe make something else with the cotton.


suzeeq 01-24-2007 12:58 PM

I wouldn't worry about the fuzzies, they'll probably come off in the wash. You could knit up a swatch and wash it and see how it comes out.


knitqueen 01-24-2007 01:07 PM

I think that I had some fuzzies but it wasn't bad. I think cotton is like that a bit anyways. If it's really bad, perhaps you got a skein from a bad batch or something?? Could you return it?

I live even further west than you do....Vancouver Island. :muah:

sara_jayne 01-24-2007 01:56 PM

I knit a baby blanket with Cotton Tots and did have a lot of fuzzies with the yarn. I think my hands were "sticky" so it pulled a lot of fiber off of the yarn. However, when I washed it it was beautiful and had no fuzzies to be seen.

Mrs. Columbo 01-24-2007 02:03 PM

Oh I wish you were closer, you could come to our knitting meetups .. :hug:

I have found that with some of the yarns I've bought at Zellers that the quality isn't the same and this is where I got this particular cotton .... I've found knots in some stuff I've bought there, mostly the Red Heart .... I don't know if to continue with it or find another cotton somewhere else .. or perhaps it's just a faulty ball ...


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