I have looked ALL OVER and I cannot seem to find a nice cotton yarn for a cabled sweater I intend to start this month. It seems like every big “quality” company only sells tiny balls of yarn. (50 grams!?!?! I don’t like attaching yarn on every other row), but I want to use cotton because you can WASH IT. Acrylic can sometimes be a little difficult to wash. And you have to hand wash wool (or it will felt) and wool is too scratchy to wear very often.
The cotton yarn I am looking for shouldn’t be that hard to find, it just needs to have a few characteristics:
- Sport Weight
- soft enough to wear (“peaches ‘n’ cream” is not soft enough)
- needs good stitch definition (probably with a slight sheen)
- 100 GRAMS OR MORE PER BALL
- I want either sky blue or cranberry/maroon
does it sound THAT complicated? the only yarn I have found that even came close was Classic Elite’s Provence yarn which comes in 100 gram Hanks but it was over $14 per hank… for that price, it should come in a center-pull ball AND have come cashmere in it.
I really want to get started on this sweater.
Thank you for your help