I am not a big fan of knitting with cotton. Most people who know me understand this fact. I don’t like how it feels on my hands, it is not very elastic, and doesn’t feel soft…and the finished piece doesn’t drape nicely…
I’m going to stop myself mid rant, because I now am starting to sing a different tune. I have found a cotton that I like to knit with! I was introduced to Cotton Supreme Batik when I was out at Wool Tyme last month. I looked at it, and felt it, and pondered whether it really could be cotton, then I saw the price tag (almost $9.00) remembered that I do have a rather large stash of yarn at home, and left the store.
I then found out that a friend has had twin girls….and after a rather difficult Friday last week, I went to Wool-Tyme to get something soothing to knit with. To my great surprise, I walked right over to that cotton and bought two balls (in different colourways)
This sweater is knit in “Beach Umbrella”. The next will be knit in “Watermelon Patch”
This cotton feels very similar to baby bamboo that I’ve used in the past. It is silky, and soft to knit with, and the resulting garment is stretchy too! Look at that shine!
One more photoshoot….with spring flowers!