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Old 01-11-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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QUESTION ABOUT KNITTING WITH COTTON
Hi Everyone,

I've read that anything knitted with 100% cotton yarn will stretch significantly when worn. I've knitted with cotton before, but it was years ago and I can't remember if they were cotton blends or not. Is it true that pure cotton yarns stretch, and if so, can anyone recommend a cotton yarn that won't?

Thanks very much!
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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I knitted a summer top with Sugar and Cream (dishcloth type cotton) and it stretches a little on wearing it, but goes back to size when washed.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:50 AM   #3
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Cotton is heavier and it doesnt tend to have as much elasticity as wool or other animal fibers. It will usually return to original form with washing. If you want something that wont stretch out, try a blend like GGH's Bali or Goa.
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QUESTION ABOUT KNITTING WITH COTTON
Thanks so much for the help, ladies!!

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Merryl,

What size needles did you use with the Sugar & Cream?

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by landolphe
Merryl,

What size needles did you use with the Sugar & Cream?

Lando
Hi Landolphe--

It was suzeeq who used the Sugar & Cream. (She's a couple of messages before yours.)

Have a good one!
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Mmmmm, I'm pretty sure they were 7mm. I like a loose knit and less stitches.

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