Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
pepsinut
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 11
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Summer tank top or short sleeve top
Hi everyone: I am tired of making things for everyone else and I would love to make something for me for a change. I have decided on either a tank top or a short sleeve top and my problem is price and yarn. I want something light weight and it keeps its shape. Any suggestions? Thanks for your assistance.
pepsinut is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pepsinut For This Useful Post:
N0obKnitter (05-07-2013)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
Antares
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 675 Times in 632 Posts
Knitpicks (for those in the U.S.) has some nice cotton-blend yarns (their Comfy yarns are made of cotton and acrylic and are nice for summer wear); you also might look at some of the bamboo blend and linen yarns. There are all kinds of different yarn fibers out there, so don't just stop at the most common ones (I've seen sugar cane yarn and even paper yarn).

Do you have a local yarn store that carries high-end yarns? That might be a good place to look.

Once you find a fiber you like, then you can look for it on sale somewhere.
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,169
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,742 Times in 7,114 Posts
I made a sweater with Plymouth Jeannee for myself and several for babies. It's a cotton acrylic blend and it's very nice. Not sure of cost anymore though. Most cotton acrylic blends would probably be okay
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,470
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,892 Times in 3,013 Posts
Elann.com has a shop that is located half in Canada, half in USA. They sell lots of deeply discounted quality yarns. Their prices can be better than Knit Picks, which has become spendier these days IMO.

Ordering from www.Elann.com might be better on shipping for you, living in Canada. Yes?

I really like them.

For example, they are offering a full bag (10) of Gedifra Licati yarn (cotton blend, quick-knitting bulky weight ribbon yarn in a fun palette of variegated colorways!) on SALE for $18.75...regularly priced at 7.50 per ball or $75 for 10.

Click here.



Here's another cotton blend yarn that's on sale (full bag of 10) for $19.88, regular price $79.50! (Nashua Handknits Zinnia yarn) Ya just can't beat those prices. Colors are limited on the deeply deeply slashed price yarns...but there is always a good color left.

Click here.



I found these two cotton blends on their BARGAIN FINDER page! Click here.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
crazykntter83 (05-07-2013), lewister (05-07-2013), N0obKnitter (05-07-2013), salmonmac (03-23-2013)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO: Lacey Summer Tank ArtLady1981 What'cha Knittin'? 21 07-01-2011 09:03 AM
FO: KUDO basic summer tank ArtLady1981 What'cha Knittin'? 16 07-27-2010 04:48 AM
Shaping armholes of the summer tank. Nikita-amimono How-to Questions 8 06-01-2007 08:32 AM
Summer Swing Tank rebecca What'cha Knittin'? 20 06-24-2006 03:29 PM
Summer tank with V-neck.... Louine Knit-Alongs 9 02-01-2006 06:46 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.