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Old 04-14-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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knitting with cotton yarn sucks!
I was trying to knit with some cotton yarn on acrylic needles...didn't really work. Couldn't keep the tension right/it was looking uglee. What the...???
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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Blaspheme. I love knitting with cotton. You should get some nickel plated needles.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:10 AM   #3
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Cotton yarn will stick more to acryllic needles than it will to bamboo or metal needles (and the nickel plated ones mentioned above are particularly nice with cotton). Try different needles and I bet you change your mind about cotton.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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I love cotton. Try different needles and see if that doesn't make a difference for you. You'll get the hang of it and your project will go better. Good luck!
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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I love cotton, too!

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Old 04-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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Sometimes it depends on what cotton you are using. But the needles make a BIG difference here! Same with acrylic yarn. Nickle plated definitely glide through these types of yarn much more easily!


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Old 04-14-2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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Double knitting with cotton sucks!
My hands were cramped because it was so unelastic...

I wouldn't double knit with cotton again, I guess knitting with it is fine. Depends.
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Cotton can be harder on your hands. I assume you're using Sugar and Cream type yarn? Try nickel plated or at least metal needles and go up a size. Knitting it more loosely helps, too.

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The only problem I've ever had knitting with cotton is re-using the yarn. It tends to unravel.
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If you have a hobby lobby near your go there and get you some I love this cotton yarn. I love it. It is much softer than the sugar n cream and it slides more easily on the needles. I have never used acrylic needles but I do love the I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby.

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