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LilMissPink
« on: March 06, 2008 03:08:16 PM »

Hey, I know a lot of you are budget-nistas, so please let me know...

What is the best/cheapest brand of cotton/cotton blend yarn? I want need to make a series of tanks and halters (yes, I will release patterns) but I am very broke, so anything over $2.99 for at least 300yds is way out of my budget! (yes, I am that cheap!) Thanks.

ETA: Has anybody tried elann sonata? how is it?


ETA: I want yarn that will make something similar to this, though I would prefer a slightly larger gauge:



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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 08:19:33 PM »

I believe you can get the cotton yarn Peaches & Cream (?) on a big/huge spool and it works up quite nicely - at least in dish cloths! Very inexpensive that way too. And Walmart carries it!
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LilMissPink
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 05:44:04 PM »

thanks riki. i cant stand kitchen cottons though, they are too rough for even my hands to work with so i wouldnt put it anywhere near my chest  Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 05:49:02 PM »

Really?
Peaches n Cream is one of the softest 100% cottons I've found...
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LilMissPink
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008 05:53:51 PM »

I really need something soft and fuzz-free. I prefer mercerized cotton. Keep in mind, I will be making tank tops and halter tops, so if it looks like it should be a sweater or a dishcloth it will look pretty tacky  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 06:17:45 PM »

thanks riki. i cant stand kitchen cottons though, they are too rough for even my hands to work with so i wouldnt put it anywhere near my chest  Tongue


This is a really soft yarn - and I made some tops from it and have been delighted with how they feel and wear. Mercerized I've only ever seen in very tiny stuff, like for crocheting ... or a size 2 needle.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 06:41:47 PM »

I haven't used it, but Patons Grace is mercerized...only 136 yd skeins though, for about $3.  You might be able to find some bulk lots on ebay though...
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 04:42:54 PM »

There's a really nice one from KnitPicks.  I've felt it and it's nice and soft.  I sure can't remember the name of it.  It's a cotton blend with Modal (or something like that).  It's a worsted weight.  I'll have to look it up to see what it is.  I've known alot of people that are really happy with Knit Picks yarn. 


It's called "Shine"
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008 04:46:00 PM »

TLC Cotton Plus. Hands down. My absolute favorite, and available in some great colors!

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-coats-cotton-plus.html

51% cotton, 49% acrylic. Solids: 3.5 oz (100g) - Approx. 186 yd (170 m). Multis: 3 oz (85 g) - Approx. 155 yd (140 m). 4" =20 stitches on size 8 needles. Suggested crochet hook: H8. Dyelotted. Machine wash and dry


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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008 06:54:57 PM »

Well I have used sonata, it is great, and at a decent prize, plus the elann service is first rate. I highly recommend the Sonata yarn.
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