Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

It’s spring, the weather is warming up and it’s time to put away those woolly sweaters and switch them out for lighter weight garments! A question we often get  this time of the year is which of our cotton yarns work best for certain projects. I’ve put together some information and a list of what we recommend for some of our warm weather cotton and cotton-blend yarns.

Cotton Yarn from knitpicks.com

First, a brief overview of cotton yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and machine-washable fiber. It’s a great choice to use for people with wool sensitivities and  vegans; plus it’s wonderful for next-to-skin wear during warmer months. Cotton can be harder on the hands for some people since it is an inelastic fiber; cotton blends tend to be easier to knit or crochet with. Because of the inelastic nature, it can be harder for cables or color work projects; however textured stitches will show up beautifully.

And now the yarns!

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Knits for the Garden

Nosegay Vest Pattern - KnitPicks.com

Spring is here! Are you ready for the start of gardening season? Whether you have a lush oasis planned out back, a small plot in a community garden in your neighborhood or a sole surviving rosemary plant perched in your kitchen, we have patterns to celebrate your green thumb! From cute to functional, you can put these knits together for a trip to the farmers market or pop them on before a hard day of weeding and harvesting.

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