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Um, I think you know my answer for this one~ Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Here's a link: http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/cottonfleece.html

I can't stand knitting with cotton yarn either, and this was wonderful to knit with~ very soft and wool-like. Lots of "man" colors too. :)


Rowan All Seasons Cotton? There's some going on ebay for a pretty good price ($25/bag) in charcoal grey ("Slick") that I've been considering scooping up....


I don't have Cotton Fleece experience, but I've heard really good things about it, even though its a good percentage of the c-word.

What's pre-Cassie days about the scarf? Lack of stitch markers? Alpaca? The pattern looks great.


How about Cascade Sierra? It's also a cotton/wool blend and there are a ton of colors to choose from. It's really lovely yarn and won't hurt your hands to knit. I have the same problem with cotton and have given away most of what I had for that reason.


Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece -- another vote here. It's wonderful to work with, and gives a nice resilient fabric and that is still lightweight and cool. Another good one is Rowan Calmer. That has a lycra (or something) content to it and knits up on 8 needles, even though it looks thinner than that -- because of the stretch, it's like worsted weight. I made a top with it last summer, and wore it tons of times, loved it every time. It washes and dries incredibly well. (in the dryer!) It's pricey, but worth it.


I haven't worked with much cotton myself, but I'd have to second Norma's Rowan Calmer recommendation. It is sooo soft and stretchy and really a pleasure to work with.


Lion Brand Cotton Ease is 50% cotton/50% acrylic, washable, dryable, doesn't hurt the hands, is pretty soft, not as heavy as 100% cotton, and it's pretty darn reasonably priced. Start with a baby sweater if you want to give it a test drive. I have used Classic Elite cottons, and they are luxurious, but tend to be a bit sheddy. Pricey too.
3 knots per ball? I'd whine too.


Lovely scarf.. I wish I could touch it. I'm leaning toward cotton/acrylic blends also.

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