Simple knitted bodice - yarn questions

Hello all,

I’m thinking of knitting this in cotton for summer wear. Also, I’d prefer a tighter (less holey) knitting yarn (so I have the option of not wearing a tank top underneath).

I’ve been looking at Knitpicks Shine (Worsted) and Butterfly Super 10 (also known as Tahki Cotton Classic to those of you south of the border).

I’ve never knit with either of these. Does anyone recommend one over the other, or should I just suck it up, buy a bit of each and swatch away.


Hi Kiri,

I think I’d want to make it in something lightweight for summer, too!

Since they give this:

Substitute Yarn Gauge

18 sts = 4 "

you could look for a cotton (or cotton blend) yarn that would knit to the same gauge. I was looking through the [color=blue][size=6]elann[/size][/color] site last night, and they have a feature where you can find other yarns / patterns that have the same gauge (and LOTS of scrumptious yarns!).

Good Luck


I’ve been making a purse out of knitpicks shine worsted. I like it, but I don’t think it’s the best if you want to be able to wear it without something under it. It could just be my knitting, but I can definately see through it.

I think whether you can see through it depends on how tightly you knit and needle size.