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Old 03-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Cotton for children's clothing
I am going to knit a Cascade 220 pattern for a little girl's dress. But really don't want to use the Cascade for a summer dress. What cotton could I subsitute or something else you may recommend for it. I would like something that would hold it's shape and wash well.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Cascade Cotton Club is about 4.5 sts/inch and it's a lovely cotton in loads of colors. It can be heavy depending on the detail in the dress (cables, for example) but it does wash nicely and hold the color.
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Lion Cottonease is a cotton/acrylic blend that may work; it's worsted and wears well.
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My go to yarn for kids is Plymouth Jeannee. It's a cotton/acrylic blend and washes easily.

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i use acrylic for my kids

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I'm working on dresses for my three grand-girls (6, 8, and 9 years) and I chose to use a cotton/acrylic blend because of how 100% cotton stretches and loses shape. I went with Filatura Lanarota Cool Cotton because 1) it is a blend that has great reviews on Ravelry and 2) it was on sale in acceptable colors on

Be aware that the pics of colors at on-line sites may be a little off so you may want to go to Ravelry and check out the yarn color in other people's stashes to get a better idea of the actual color. For example, color #54 in the pic on looks purple but it is actually more magenta (purpley-red-violet) than it looks. I checked Ravelry before I bought it to make sure and when I received it, it really was a deep magenta (which is what the 6 y/o wanted).
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