Cotton VS Acrylic

Cotton Yarn vs Acrylic Yarn

 

I prefer to use 100% cotton yarn #4 when making tote bags as it holds its shape when it is used to hold items.  Acrylic yarn seems to stretch and give when weighted.  I have found that when the pattern calls for #4 worsted weight that the #4 100% cotton can be used and will maintain the same stitch gauge and measurements.  The grey bag is made using 100% cotton worsted weight and the purple and white is made using 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn and as you can see the weight of the empty bag has stretched the length.

 

 

Cotton Yarn
Cotton Yarn
Acrylic Yarn
Acrylic Yarn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XO, Mistie

 

 

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