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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cotton on: September 28, 2007 07:29:19 AM
Thought I'd tap the collective wisdom here - I've used kitchen cotton (Bernat Handicrafter, Sugar 'n Cream, Peaches & Creme) to make dishcloths without any problem (aside from their ability to suck the moisture out of my hands faster than any other yarn known to mankind     Grin). But now I'd like to make some facecloths, and I just find the heavy cotton too stiff for a nice cloth.

Can anyone recommend a sport or DK weight cotton that's more conducive to lighter cloths?

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Mystery yarn - suggestions wanted on: January 21, 2007 11:18:04 AM
Having completed a pair of bulky socks, six pairs of mittens, five hats and an enormous afghan since mid-November, I am thoroughly fed up with fuzzy, bulky, chunky and boucle for the moment, so I dragged out a bag of mystery yarn I purchased for next-to-nothing.

What I can tell you - it's a lovely soft lavender double-plied yarn with no stretch to speak of (I bought a mystery bag of teal yarn at the same time which stretches like elastic, but that's for another day). It's not a traditional baby yarn, and (thankfully) it's definately not fuzzy, bulky, chunky or boucle.  Grin

Burning it tells me it's a synthetic (acrylic or nylon or a blend). It weighs in at 16 wraps per inch, and I get a gauge of exactly 7 stitches per inch on 3.00 mm needles (28 stitches over 4 inches). The swatch is in the wash, but I'm expecting it to prove machine-washable.

So, it seems I have 450 grams of lavender, fingering weight synthetic yarn. It knits like a dream - no fuzzing, pilling or splitting, and wonderfully even tension. Now, the big question - what to do with it? I'm not big into wraps or shawls, and lavender isn't a staple colour in my wardrobe.

I figured I'd tap into the group wisdom - what would you do with this yarn?

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