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Old 05-08-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Sampler Stitch Purse
Happy Mother's Day! I am a knitter newbie.... I started the Sampler Purse http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/spurse.htm but am not liking how it is coming out with the Worsted Yarn that I chose (love the color but not the look) Has anyone ever used the cotton that dishcloths are made from? That may be a silly question but knew someone would be kind enough to answer.. TTFN anne
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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I have not made that purse, but cotton sounds MUCH better than worsted...were you using acrylic? The cotton will give it much more body/stability, IMO.

good luck, and show us a picture when you are done!!!
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Worsted weight cotton seems like an option. I'm not experienced with cotton; my only concern is if the bag gets saggy from carrying heavy things in it, it might not spring back so well. not sure.
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:sunny: Well I think I will give it a try. I have a wallhanging to finish then will and start with the cotton. Thanks for the replys. anne
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I think Amy may be right - cotton would stretch and not spring back I think. What kind of worsted yarn were you using?
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I HAVE knitted this purse, and in cotton! You can see it here. It's almost all the way at the bottom of the page.

It worked fine. Stretches just a little, but not too bad. And a machine wash and dry snaps it right back into shape.
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Thank you for the reply Silver.. you have so many beautiful items that you have made! thank you for sharing! anne
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Originally Posted by Silver
I HAVE knitted this purse, and in cotton! You can see it here. It's almost all the way at the bottom of the page.

It worked fine. Stretches just a little, but not too bad. And a machine wash and dry snaps it right back into shape.
Good Morning, I am ready to start this again with the cotton..... There is a part of the pattern that I am not sure of..When using the worsted yarn it did not seem to work right.... the pattern calls "Eyelet holes: * K 10, yo needle twice, k 5, yo needle twice, k 10 * repeat between* 3 more times. K next rnd, dropping off all yarn overs. (this will create holes ) " When I did this with the yarn it did not leave holes... is there a trick?... I "dropped" the stitches as directed..... hmmmm stumped lol. Could you help me? :thinking: Thanks so much! :sunny:
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