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Old 06-02-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Lion Brand Cotton
Has anyone used Lion Brand Cotton? If so, how did you like it? Is it comparable to Peaches & Creme? Would it be good for dishcloths?

I'm having a hard time finding P&C (Wal-mart is the only place in my area and it is a very limited selection). However, Hancock Fabrics carries a good variety of Lion Brand yarns. The LB Cotton has pretty colors and large balls of yarn - much larger than P&C, which of course means it costs more per ball of yarn.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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I needed a good strong red cotton to make my girls' teacher gifts for the end of the school year and Lion brand was the only one I find. I really could not tell the difference between the 2 (I have a large supply of cotton here). The gifts are apple washcloths so I thought the yarn was perfect for it.
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i have mixed and matched Lion brand cotton, peaches and cream, sugar and cream, and bernats' crafters cotton..

there are subtle differences, but after a washing or 2, the are all the same.

LB cotton (per yard) is more expensive than the others, if you can find it on sale/or purchase with a discount, do!
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Yes, they're very similar. Walmart is about the only retailer that carries Peaches and cream, other stores (besides Hancock) carry Sugar and cream, also the same.
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I've used it alot and like it. When I first started doing dishcloths, it was the only thing available to me. I've made tops and baby blankets from it, too.
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I order Peaches & Cream from their website and get 1-pound cones. THey have a TON of colors that you don't see in the store.
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I order Peaches & Cream from their website and get 1-pound cones. THey have a TON of colors that you don't see in the store.

From what website?
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At elmore-pisgah.com, I think. There's also an all cotton yarn site Cotton Clouds Mail Order Yarns that has both peaches and sugar n cream, I think.
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Yep. That's the one. THey have soooooooo many colors!
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I've used Lion Brand and like it just as well-and they have great colors! Just as nice as S&C and P&C, but much bigger skeins, which is nice -then when I have a favorite color I usually have plenty left to make something else
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