Talking with a customer today, she asked if I had tried the Acrylic Cotton on the bulky machine. My knee-jerk reaction was that the yarn was too fine for the bulky. But Judy persisted and I promised I'd give it at try.
I have to admit, my bulky hasn't seen the light of day for quite a long time ...
Cranked the tension down to 2 and started knitting ... not bad ... but this yarn is 50% cotton and it shrinks .... hmmmm..... what about tuck?
I worked a simple 1x1 tuck every 3 rows, knit a bit more plain stockinette and bound off the edge.
In my laundry room, the torture test is warm water wash in a lingerie bag with jeans or towels and a hot dryer. As I discovered with the standard gauge garment I knit, the yarn shrinks considerably in length. The stockinette is a bit loose, but nice for summer wear ... the tuck is fabulous!
Mid-gauge knitters take note .... the top images shows difference between a 4.5mm pitch machine and a 9mm machine ... any pitch between these will give excellent results!
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|Acrylic/Cotton on the bulky machine? Who whould have thought? It's beautiful!
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