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Topic: What on earth do you do with bulky cotton yarn ?  (Read 836 times)
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« on: September 06, 2006 02:39:11 AM »

I found some in my stash, bought when I was a young and innocent knitter ("Oh wow .. pretty yarn .. and bulky .. knits up fast !!! Who CARES what it's made of ?"). No, being slightly more experienced, I still have found no use for it. Sweater would be too heavy ( I know that now). Cotton is mostly used for summer clothing, but bulky summer garments .. ?

Actually I suspect it's not even real cotton (of course I've thrown away all yarn belts, probably because thats what the teacher back at school told never to do), but it acts and feels kind of cottony: consists of several very thin sewing thread like threads, no elasticity at all, heavy etc. What can you knit out of such yarn ?

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 03:26:12 AM »

I don't have my copy with me right now (I'm in the midst of moving), but heavy cotton yarn says throw rugs and bath mats like the ones in Mason Dixon Knitting.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 07:07:30 AM »

Actually I love cotton. I really like the way bulky cotton looks knitted, it's so crisp and chunky. Yes it makes really nice washcloths and bathmats but also tanks and sweaters because if you knit it in a loose enough gauge it has a fantastic heavy drape to it that makes it almost lacy -- warm but breathable. I also like the way it stretches out when you wear it but that could be the Flashdance in me talking...

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 09:45:16 AM »

If you don't know how to yet, this could be the impetus to learning crochet!  Cotton+crochet= Smiley
I don't care too much for knitting with cotton.  I've made rookie-knitter mistake purchases too.
Hope you find something fun to make!

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