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ikkivan Posted - 03/24/2014 : 09:34:47 AM
I am looking for a durable cotton/synthetic-blend yarn, sort of a cotton version of Plymouth Encore, for baby blankets. So far, most I'm finding have more than 50% cotton and are just so heavy ...

Does anyone have ideas? I'm looking at the Kraemer Tatamy DK, but I'd like to find something with even a bit less cotton content. Also, hopefully, it will come in skeins of at least 100 grams so there aren't so many ends to connect.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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flicka Posted - 03/25/2014 : 9:22:08 PM
I used Jeannee yarn, by Plymouth, for a summer tee, many years ago. It was a nice yarn and I don't remember that it felt heavy. It is 51% cotton and 49% acrylic, so doesn't fall within your specs, but thought I'd mention it anyway!

flicka
ikkivan Posted - 03/25/2014 : 06:36:05 AM
Thank you, Nancy ... I have done that, which is where I found the Weekend; I do plan to review it again. I also am hoping for feedback from some of you who have used these yarns to learn your opinion of them. I always read the comments (if they exist) from folks who have actually used the yarn in which I am interested, because your opinions are valuable to me!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
NastiJ Posted - 03/24/2014 : 6:37:57 PM
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Right now I'm looking for yarn with less than 50% cotton, such as the Weekend with 25% cotton (but easier to wind!).



you can search on Ravelry for a yarn comprising 2 fibers (you specify the ones you want) and then review the resulting list for the proportions:
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/search#view=thumblist&fiberc=2&fiber=acrylic%2Bcotton&sort=best

there are many shown with 40 and 45 percent cotton.

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck
ikkivan Posted - 03/24/2014 : 6:19:37 PM
No, Kim, I haven't tried that one, but it has too much cotton at 75% ... Right now I'm looking for yarn with less than 50% cotton, such as the Weekend with 25% cotton (but easier to wind!).

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
kbshee Posted - 03/24/2014 : 5:22:13 PM
Rowan Calmer is discontinued but you can find it around online and on Rav. Have you tried it?

kim in oregon
http://kbshee.blogspot.com
ikkivan Posted - 03/24/2014 : 5:13:18 PM
Thank you for the reply, Linda, but I gave my opinion of that yarn under the Never Again forum. I haven't knit it up yet, just the winding process was a pain I never want to repeat; it was bad enough to really sour me on that yarn.

It's exactly the blend I want, which is why I bought it, and it feels good, but I guess I'm looking for one that is ready to use right from the skein/ball. I'm willing to try (and AM trying out) several types, and am looking for more.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
auntlinda Posted - 03/24/2014 : 1:50:59 PM
How about Berroco Weekend Yarn?

http://www.yarn.com/product/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-berroco-weekend/

~Linda

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