RE: [st_brigid_kal] Re: ST Brigid in cotton
Val (presuming you are in Australia) – you might be interested in trying the Bendigo Woollen Mills’ Harmony which is a cotton blend also sold in more colours under the Heirloom brand as Breeze. Although its an 8ply 30% wool, 69.4% cotton and 0.4% lycra and is 22st across to 10cm tension on 4.00mm needles – 95m per 50gm balls. Or the Mill sells them in 200gm balls for $11 AUS and free post over $30. They don’t have a web address but will send you out a colour chart and price list for nothing. (No association with them just a happy customer). Contact me offlist if you want their contact details. It might be a really good option for the cotton content but with plenty of bounce still.
From: vknitorious [mailto:vknitorious@...]
Sent: Sunday, 7 August 2005 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [st_brigid_kal] Re: ST Brigid in cotton
I was thinking, too, that cotton might make a very heavy sweater -- it could droop to your knees in an afternoon if you're not careful. I'm knitting Cromary, another Starmore cable concoction, with Rowan Calmer, but that is a cotton blend -- lighter and loftier than most 100% cottons. That said, many of my most favorite store-bought sweaters are 100% cotton and very textured. I think it can be done and could be great, but the trick will be in choosing the correct yarn knitting it with some firmness.
Terri Shea <terri@...> wrote:
It might be a bit heavy for cotton. Try swatching in a cotton/acrylic blend
to see if you can keep the fabric from drooping too much.
> Hi folks,
> I'm wondering if anyone has made St Brigid in cotton? It's
> just not cold enough for wool where I live but I am in love
> with this sweater.
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