Category Archives: cotton

A trip of richly colored cable sweaters.
January News: Classic Cables & Colorful Poms

Happy New Year, fellow fiber fans! With the holidays in the rearview, we’re shifting our focus to hunkering down and creating cozy winter wear for our own personal wardrobes. Time to sift through our pattern queues, dust off our needles, and cast on for that next masterpiece.

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Cozy blue turtleneck sweater pattern
December News: Bulky Knits for Cozy Days

As the days grow shorter, the layers of warm woolens start to pile on, making for yet another cozy season of hibernation. A bevy of bulky weight knits and handfuls of colorful new yarns are in store for you with our latest batch of news, available just in time to cuddle up with on the darkest days of the year.

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Colorful yarn spill
October News: Cozy Luxury & Easy Care Bliss

New Twill Yarns Fall is here in full force, and this year in particular, seeking out creature comforts is top of mind for a lot of folks. Whether you’re seeking a little luxury for your project queue or are gearing up for a winter baby boom, our latest round of collections (both patterns and yarn) offer myriad opportunities to craft a little comfort into your life.

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Podcast Episode 322: Warm Weather Knitting

Cascades Tee Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had our first burst of warm weather and we’ve decided it’s high time we talk about warm weather knitting. Whether you’re thinking of garments to WEAR or projects to MAKE during our upcoming heatwaves, we’ve got you covered. Listen along as we talk about the ins and outs of our favorite knitting season: SUMMER! First up, Stacey and Hannah share their favorite projects. We’ll get you thinking about your own knitting queue and wardrobe. And if you’re wondering if summer is blanket-knitting season, the answer is YES! Modular blankets are easy to knit in small sections while sitting in the sun, and then pieced together in the cool evenings. Stay tuned for more tips ...

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Do The Twist!

We have added an exciting new member to the Dishie family – Dishie Twist! We used our original cheerful Dishie solid colors mixed with White to create our spin on baker’s twine. The result is the perfect yarn to give your kitchen a classic vibe, either knit or crocheted on it’s own, or mixed with the coordinating solid color. It’s a fun yarn to play with, and we immediately had to knit our eternally popular Dish Towel Set pattern in it! We love the retro vibe to this version, and this set would be fantastic ...

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About Our Easy Care Yarns

With the hectic season of gift knitting/crocheting/crafting upon us, there’s no better time to revisit the convenience of easy care yarns! What, exactly, classifies a yarn as “easy care”? It’s fairly simple: machine washability (two of the most beautiful words in the English language). Every hand-knit or crocheted project will likely begin with the same step—fiber selection. Beyond the consideration of factors such as color, sheen, and even drape, you’ll want to think about the recipient of your labor of love. The good news? Whether you’re making a tiny hat for a newborn, a gift for someone with a wool sensitivity, or perhaps crafting for a person who is … shall we say … less careful with their accessories, easy care yarn ...

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Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

This time of year, cotton and cotton blends are often the go-to yarn of choice for many knitters - knitting or crocheting a lap full of wool in warm weather is not pleasant! However, swapping out a cotton yarn for wool isn't as simple as it sounds. Cotton yarns have unique characteristics and properties that make it perfect for some, but not all, projects. I've put together some info and a list of of what kind of projects we recommend for our plant-based rockstars.

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Introducing CotLin Reflections

Our latest Special Reserve Collection, CotLin Reflections, is everything I love in yarn. Inspired by the iconic hues of Indigo dyeing traditions, the collection was designed to highlight the stunning contrasts between snowy white fiber, indigo blue, and all those lovely shades in between. And boy, does it! Reflections is downright gorgeous, and the fact that it’s a summery cotton and linen blend just makes it absolutely perfect in my book.

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