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Old 03-24-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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What do I knit with Cotton thread yarn?
I bought some cotton thread yarn on my last visit to the yarn shop. It was an impulsive act and now I don't know what I want to do with this yarn.

I used Ravelry's yarn browser (very helpful) and found some patterns using this yarn. Most of the projects are doilies and I really don't want to make those. I did find this cute doll dress and was wondering if I can use this yarn to knit a dress. It's cotton and would be good for summer.

I recently visited my aunt who incidentally was knitting a t-shirt with this yarn. She held three strands together. The FO was loose and looked good. My question is, if hold 2 or more strands together then can I use this for any project?

BTW, I can't crochet. I can only knit.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
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With cotton yarns I've made outfits for my DGD, toys, pot holders, a Christmas tree skirt, dish cloths, bath rugs, and afghans for a few friends allergic to wool.

If you go to www.knittingpatterncentral.com you can find patterns for all of these things and lots more.

I prefer yarns that are 'stretchier' but prefer cotton to acrylic yarns; wool is still my favorite thing to knit with.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:57 AM   #3
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I will have a look at pattern central site. Can you give me a link to the objects that you have knit? A blog with photos?
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:04 AM   #4
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I had a look around the forums and I think what I have bought is crochet thread. Go figure! Now what can I do with this? I can't crochet. So, what can I KNIT using a CROCHET thread?
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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Hi, I have used cotton thread to crochet a baby layette with hat and booties but not for knitting. I don't see any reason why you couldn't knit with it as long as it meets your gauge. It seems to me that double or triple strand would work just fine.
That's just MHO.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
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I often use crochet thread as an alternative to the lighter yarns to knit lace patterns. You can do all kinds of things, just look for patterns that use 1 or 2 ply yarns in them.
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Thanks for the replies all of you.
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My mom knits doilies with crochet cotton. It's a fine thread and they turn out so pretty and lacey!
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #9
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I know Gina, so far I have found so many patterns for doilies, but I don't want to knit doilies. I don't need it and it is just going to be a waste.
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I searched on knittingpatterncentral and found these two patterns which might suit my yarn:
1. Baptism gown
2. Christening gown

Neither of the patterns specify the yarn 'ply'. May be I can hold 2 strands together and try and knit one of these?
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