The hardware store sells basic cotton string in a couple of weights. The lightest is for parcels, cooking, and has a one pound test weight. When I started knitting, grabbed a ball of this that was sitting in the junk drawer and did a wash cloth
and then experimented with a string bag for produce at the grocery store
Right now, it is hanging in the pantry with about 4 lbs of onions and apples in it. This morning they both got thrown into the washer – hot water – then into the dryer. Yes they shrank, but its not like they don’t fit.
The bag needs some refinement in the way I make it and its dimensions, but over all am pleased and will now make a purchase of a BIG ball of cotton twine.