Hello everyone!

I’ve been lurking on this site for months and just today registered for my own account for some help on a hat I’m knitting so I felt like it was time to introduce myself!

I taught myself how to knit when I was 15(?) but was doing it in such an akward and slow way that I never stuck with it. Now I’m 19 and I’ve just finished my first year of college. My first semester a group of girls on my hall decided to pick up knitting and it renewed my interest. I found this site and haven’t looked back!

My biggest regret is that I’m extremely sensive to wool and can’t knit with any blend of it :frowning: My upcoming project is on hold until I can find bulky cotton in bright orange, yellow and rust red. Any suggestions? :slight_smile:

Anyway, I’m happy to be here!

SC

Welcome!! :smiley: So glad you signed on. You’ll love it here!! Sorry about you not being able to work with any wool at all. I’m sure you’ll find some yarns that you love. :XX: :XX:

Hi SC! :waving:
Welcome to the forum!!
I’m 19, too! :thumbsup:

Hey, SC, so happy you signed up for the forum!! I’m sorry about your sensitivity to wool, but there are so many new fibers out there, I’m sure you will quickly find a fave :wink:

Hi sparky! Welcome :slight_smile:

I’m definitely doing my best to find some awesome cotton yarns (my recent favorite has been artful yarns’ candy!)

:waving:

Thanks for the welcome!

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Alpaca is supposed to be hypoallergenic, and you also have the options of silk, bamboo, soy, etc. Cotton isn’t your only option.

of a chapter in Yarn Harlot where she keeps knitting wool gifts for her friend that is allergic to wool. Stephanie was just determined that the allergy was psychosymatic and not a true allergy. I laughed all the way through that chapter!

Glad you joined us!

Here are some yarns that might interest you. Not all of them are 100% cotton, but a few are. And, the Rowan Cotton Tape (next to last one) is supposed to be really nice and lightweight, even though it’s a bulky gauge.

http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/patagoniaNC.html

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Classic+Elite+Illusion&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=6

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Katia+Denim&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=11

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Tahki+Capri+Print&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=25

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Rowan+Cotton+Tape&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=39

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Rowan+Linen+Print&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=40

Hope this helps!