Hi guys, I’m needing some opinions here. Spring is (hopefully) on the way and I’d like to get to work on some spring /summer stuff. I have tried using cotton yarns in the past and I don’t like them, especially the stretch factor. It seems like one side looks great but the other looks all wonky no matter what I do with it. What is everyone’s favorite cotton or lightweight yarn? I spent way too much money on yarn that looked so pretty - which I ended up not liking as I knitted with it! - before I discoverd my LYS (both of them YAY!!) and I am slowly becoming a huge yarn snob. Thanks! Deb
bumping for responses (cause I’d like to know too )
Bumping to where? (I’m from Pittsburgh too.)
“bumping” means to bring the topic back up to the top, so it will be noticed. You “bump” a topic by replying to it.
I haven’t used all too many cotton yarns, but I really like Knitpicks Shine Sport:
Really? I actually didn’t care for it. But it was a while ago that I tried it.
Have you tried blends?
Cascade Pima Tencel comes to mind. It’s a bit softer than most cotton due to the tencel and most of the things I have seen knit up from it look really nice.
Rowan has a cotton that is well liked. Rowan Calmer (list is about $11.95 for 50 grams) It’s more than I would want to pay for cotton, but those who use it seem to really like it! 75% cotton and 25% microfiber, so it has more “give” than straight cotton.
I think the rowan sale Ingrid listed on the general board the other day had some of this one sale.
I like Tahki Cotton Classic. shiny and bright.
I used Elsebeth Lavold’s cotton patine once for a sweater (that never got finished…) and I thought it was a dream to work with! It’s dk weight if I remember correctly…