Question about cotton yarns

sheilajoyce_gwApril 18, 2008

I am wondering what your experience has been using cotton worsted weight yarn. I used some Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton to make a purse, and it did not maintain its looks well.

The other worsted cotton I see a lot of in our store is Peaches and Cream. Does it get those little pill balls from wear and laundering? That was one of the problems with the Lion Brand.

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Sheila, I have used Peaches and Cream a lot, but never for wearables. Lots of hot pads and potholders. And they do get washed a lot. I've never noticed any pilling.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 9:27AM
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I made a sweater out of Peaches and Cream for a friend about five years ago and she's still wearing it and it looks great. I really didn't expect it to hold up as well as it has.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 9:29AM
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I may try using the Peaches and Cream for a summer baby sweater. They certainly have a lot of pretty colors.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2008 at 6:29PM
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I have used Peaches and Cream for summer shells. Only problem that we had was it will stretch if it gets wet.(like being caught in a rain storm) I did machine wash w/mild soap and damp dried. Then blocked them, A baby sweater I'd think would work great.
Thanks for the one piece baby sweater idea, I am trying that pattern now.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 12:43PM
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