Help with yarn

I am a new knitter and even newer sock knitter. I am currently knitting my first one. I am using something called bamboo wool and it is very soft. I am not a big fan of wool, I perfer very soft yarns which I understand are not always the best for socks. I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and saw that they have alot of new yarn in since i have been there. I found a very pretty sport weight veragated yarn that i grabbed, I was in a hurry. Later I read it more carefully and it is 100% cotton. Is this a bad idea for socks? If so what can I use it for besides dish cloths?
They had tons of I love this yarn in! I think that stuff is awesome for an affordable yarn. They also had “I love this cotton” and “I love this sport weight”!
Thanks for any help!

It would help if you’d give us the name of the yarns. They aren’t all created equal. :wink:

I personally wouldn’t use 100% cotton for socks. It has no natural elasticity.

If it’s Sugar and cream, that’s nice yarn, but not so good for socks; better use it for dishcloths. HL has lots of new sock yarn though - Sockease, Heart and Sole and Kroy sock. And you can use the coupon to get it cheaper; you’ll need 2 of the 50 gm balls for a pair, and 1 of the Sockease.

Thanks for the help. The name of the cotton yarn I bought was Sinfonia 100% mercerized cotton.

I don’t think that will make good washcloths, I believe the mercerization keeps it from absorbing water well.

Actually it doesn’t seem to affect it at all. I use Tahki Cotton Classic which is mercerized and it’s a great dishcloth. My favorites actually! I can’t speak for all mercerized cottons of course, but I know this one is fine. :thumbsup:

I wouldn’t use that for socks though, Nicole. Most cotton sock yarns have a blend of other fibers that help them to have more elasticity.

Okay, I thought I read somewhere that mercerized cotton doesn’t absorb well.

If it does, you could make a hand towel if you have enough.

Market bag, small purse, slouch sock tops (I make a lot of sock tops because I wear through the feet…they stitch onto no-show cotton socks nicely), sweatbands…?