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Market Tote made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream



Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

I had a bunch of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in my stash from a trip we took to Herrschners about five years ago. I have used a lot of it on making the Market and beach bag totes.

This is a nice yarn to work with. It’s not super soft but it certainly isn’t rough. This cotton is used mainly for things such as dish cloths, placemats and not so much for wearing against the skin though I would probably make a headband or wrist bands with it for sports.

It’s rated a worsted 4 and I believe that to be true. It is certainly not a thin yarn and it’s also not bulky. It has a somewhat firm twist and it rarely splits and when it did, it was me not watching my technique.

As you can tell in the photo, I am using a mesh stitch with some rows of stockinette. The stitch definition on the stockinette is clean and easy to count the rows.The beauty of the nesh holds up even when stretched out with groceries.

Herrschners has 83 colors of this yarn from solid to ombres and you can purchase regular sized, super sized or cones. Though you cannot get the super size at Herrschners, you can at JoAnn. The 83 colors are only available at Herrschners.

The price generally no matter where you go can vary between $2.50 – $2.80 per ball. It take a ball and a half to do one of the market totes. You could probably get two regular sized washcloths.

Bottom line: I like and I would buy it again. It’s readily available all over the place and when you’re in business, that’s a plus. You can get it for practically nothing if you watch JoAnn and Michael’s for sales and coupons.

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  • Content: 100% cotton
  • Ball Size – Solids: 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards
  • Ball Size – Ombres: 57g / 2 oz, 86 meters / 95 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 4 – Medium – Worsted
  • Knitting Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows with a 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needle
  • Crochet Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows with a 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook