I recently bought a knitting book, Mason-Dixon Knitting, and they call for Peaches and Cream yarn. But when I go to any store that sells it, I find Sugar and Cream. Looks like the same thing and it's worsted weight (4). Is it the same thing? Did they change the name? I'm wanting to make the cover for a Swiffer.
Thursdays Child: Peaches and Cream yarn. But when I go to any store that sells it, I find Sugar and Cream. Looks like the same thing and it's worsted weight (4). Is it the same thing?
Hi Thursdays Child,
Any research that I come up with state they are both 100% cotton and are both 4ply yarn. As far as I can see, they are of the same composition and the same everything other than the name. You can purchase the Peaches and Cream at Annies Attic and the Sugar and Cream at Mary Maxim (or your LYS). I think that the Peaches and Cream is newer than the Sugar and Cream???
As long as the color in the yarn doesnt run when wet, there should be no problem knitting a cover for the Swiffer. Good luck with this!
Happy knitting, Zoe
Thanks! I usually shop at Michael's since I get good coupons by e-mail and in the sale ad each week. Especially good since I've gotten hooked on knitting socks.
The label for Sugar and Cream says it's machine wash and dry so it shouldn't run. Will try it and see. :)
I have purchased the Lily Sugar 'n Cream at both Michaels and Joanns. I also have looked at the Peaches and Creme site which I thought was helpful to see all the colors they make. Just checking the site, I see that the prices are going up after April 1. I like looking at all the colors on one screen here. http://elmore-pisgah.com/quickshop930.htm
It is 100% cotton and 4-ply worsted weight, standard yarn weight 4 as Zoe said. I like using it for making cotton envelope bags or drawstring bags. I know some like to use it for dish cloths.
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ZassZ: I like using it for making cotton envelope bags or drawstring bags. I know some like to use it for dish cloths.
I am madly looking for a knitting book in among my yarn stash! no success but I do have some of the Lily Sugar n Cream yarn balls in my stash. Mom makes lots of dish clothes out of this yarn. They are all good. She also uses them as gifts. We have lots of relatives who dont do any yarn crafts and they are always wanting these things. A swiffer cover is a very good project to do with cotton yarns.
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They are two very similar cotton yarns made by two different companies. They are interchangeable.
Some are similar and some are not, but in my situation, I enjoyed having this.
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They're also good for caps for babies (including premature babies, who are so small they can lose a great deal of body heat from bare heads). Caps for donating to hospital nurseries are a great small project. One of my family knits caps for preemies at a hospital that specifies cotton for these caps, to avoid static electricity.
Which Michael's do you like to go to?