Sugar & Cream-Sweater?

I recently bought, for a very reasonable price, SIX one LB cones of WHITE Sugar and cream from ebay. I’m trying to decide what to make with it.

I considered using the fiber to learn how to dye but it sounds like S&C fades. It’s a lovely bright white.

Has anyone ever made a sweater out of S&C???

I’m thinking it might make a nice spring cardi.

Oh my gosh! You should either start a dishcloth business, OR I think a cardi would be lovely too. You probably have enough for a cardi and a matching top!
Have fun with your cotton!

I think a sweater would be too heavy, not enough drape. Baby things like hats and kiminos are good. If you knit 3 strands together it makes great bath mats…see the Mason Dixon book.

Hmmmmm, bathmats… I have the MD book:think:

I wouldn’t recommend using Sugar 'n Cream for a sweater. It is more of a dishcloth cotton. I tried it once and the sweater looked great until it was washed. Then it became limp.

Don’t know if anyone else has run into the same thing.


I have a pattern for a cute, openwork poncho that takes five balls of Sugar and Cream. Let me know if you are interested. The only thing is that even with the openwork pattern, it looks kind of heavy to me.

Thanks for the offer, I have made a couple ponchos and don’t really wear them.

With a new grandbaby on the way I’m also thinking about making LOTS of burp cloths and bibs.

I have 23 balls of Bernat Handicrafter Twists that I got at a massive sale at Michaels just before Christmas. I have it planned to make the Central Park Hoodie with it (I am allergic to wool). It’s on my To-Do List. I’m hoping it will work out well. Please let me know how yours works out so I will know if I should continue with my plan. Thanks!

:thumbsup: EXACTLY what I was thinking! :teehee: I want to make a bathmat, too.

The.Knitter… do a swatch with cables and see if you like it. Dishcloth cotton may not have the drape to make cables look good because it doesn’t stretch.

When I get done the shawl and my “first ever” pair of sox I will do that. Thanks for the tip! :hug:

I made a pull-over sweater with sugar 'n cream…
It’s my fall and early spring sweater…

Are you happy with it?

A lacy sweater or cardigan wouldn’t be as heavy either.

I made a cardi with S&C. As it grew in width it shortened in length with only a slight amount of wearing. (Sleeves that were sufficiently long to begin with became almost 3/4.) Was very heavy. Frogged it and made a rug, hats, potholders, etc with it.


Last summer, there I was, happily knitting a tank top out of that same yarn. I was sure that was going to be my favorite summer top because it was 100% cotton, etc. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!! Even a in a tank top, it was a heavy piece of clothing. And I did not feel cooling down wearing it either. It was like wearing a warmer top. I haven’t had the nerve to get rid of it in any way. I just keep it to remind me not to knit another “wearable” with that yarn, because I could not wear it!!!
Good luck to you!

Yeah, I do save mine for `cooler’ summer days or early in the day.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3]I do like mine. But I wish I would have used a better coton like KnitPicks shine…[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3] But haere are some patterns for your S&C.[/SIZE][/FONT]

I made a S&C sweater for my mom, it’s a raglan pullover. She LOVES it. I liked it so much that I made one for myself, but then a friend of mine fell in love with it and begged me for it. :wink:

It does make a kinda heavy fabric, but IMHO it was more cozy than heavy. Like a thick cotton thermal blanket, only not actually [I]thick[/I] because it’s just a worsted weight. I personally, thing it makes a fantastic casual sweater that can carry you throughout the year. :thumbsup:

good ideas! a spring cardi might be nice

I have made 2 sweaters with it & I LOVE them !!!:knitting: :muah: