Having started two (baby dedication) outfits for our twin granddaughters due this April, I could see I was not going to have enough to finish...2 dresses, 2 pair ballet shoes and 2 bonnets. I had already begun using the remainder of a skein of a previously purchased Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (14 oz.). This is not easy yarn to find, I came to discover and the price I paid for the first one ($6) on clearance at a Walmart in NC was a bargain, besides. I was so grateful to find it here and the 99-cent shipping charge brought an added sigh of relief. I bought white and although it was a different dye lot, it was so close that any difference in shade is totally unnoticeable.
This yarn works up nicely, giving "body" to all three pieces (x's two!) without being stiff. I used an "H" hook for the dresses and hats and an "F" for the shoes. It tends to split at times so be careful of this. Worsted cotton, in general, is a bit heavy for larger garments so I would only use this yarn for smaller items or use larger hooks/knitting needles to reduce the weight of the garment.
FOR LIGHT COLORS: be sure to wash your hands frequently. We might appreciate the absorbancy of cotton but not when it absorbs the oils from our hands and the dirt that follows. As added protection, I keep my yarn and project in a plastic bag(s) in my your tote/carryall until complete.
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