This is my thoughts on Peaches & Creme cotton yarn by Elmore-Pisgah Inc. versus Sugar ‘n Cream by Lily. I tend use P&C more than SnC for 1 reason only – WalMart carries it and WalMart is close.
Personally I like SnC better. It’s softer. Other than that they knit up very similar. WalMart has limited colors, but they are very inexpensive and they are the closest to home. And with gas prices the way they are that makes it doubly cheap.
Lion Brand has a version too, but I’ve never used it. Lion Brand runs about $4.99 a ball. SnC runs $2.19 to $2.41 per ball. And P&C is about $1.27 – which is another advantage. Red Heart has a version also ($2.19) which I’ve never used it either.
I’ve been using the yarn with the following pattern. Pot Holder / Hot Pad (requires registration). It’s a pot holder that uses 3 strands knit together. It makes a nice springy, thick piece. And when it washes it shrinks up a bit and tightens up. I’ve been giving them as gifts. And so far they’ve gone over well.
I’ve been using the following patterns for embellishments.
They make really cute gifts. I’ve put snaps on the peas, carrots, and sunflowers so that the pot holder remains functional (as well as decorative). Plus I usually don’t wash the pot holders before I give them so there is a chance the green peas and orange carrots may bleed when washed.
When I finally use the other brands I’ll give my thoughts on them.