Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Favorite




Did you have any doubt? Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton is currently my favorite cotton yarn.
It is 100% organically grown. You really have to love that and then it is dyed in over 30 different shades. I love Pickle, Orchid and Thistle (shown here).
Weight: 100 grams
Approx: 150 yds / 137 meters
Needle Size: 7–9 US / 4.5–5.5 mm
Gauge: 4–5 sts per inch
*A suggested gauge only. Works beautifully with large or small needles but i tend to use the larger needles most of the time.
Usually sells for approx. $9.95 per hank
It is suggested to hand wash the yarn but, I have a hand wash cycle on my washing machine which I have used and it comes out very nicely.
The yarn is extremely soft, doesn't split while you knit but it does stretch out. If you are a tight knitter that is a good thing but if you knit loose, keep that in mind.
I have substituted this for worsted weight yarns very well and made hats, sweaters, and layette items with this yarn.
The first frog is easy but if frogging repeatedly be careful.
Highly recommend this as a cotton yarn for anyone ready to stray from Peaches and Creme or Sugar N Cream.

2 comments:

Monica said...

MINE TOO!!! wow that Pickle is GORGEOUS! I love "Caribbean" too.

chanknits said...

I still have a cake of that to try. Any perfect, non-hat, for me pattern that will use right at one skein??