Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Knit Picks Cotton

Oh yeah...don't you just love a new yarn. My lovely hubby brought it home today so, of course, I had to drop everything and swatch this yarn. This is the softest cotton I have ever bought. Very soft...a little shine to it (hence the name) but not too much shine. The yarn is strong...did I say soft...and the colour is deep. I must say that the colour on line did not match the colour I got. It could be my moniter (but I don't think so). The "orchid" looked more purple on line...and it is definitely a deep rose, not quite fushia...I still like it. I also picked up some cream.
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My picture still looks fushia, but it is not that bright...I lack photo skills as seen in the many colours of "Lucky" below...or could I be making 6 different colours of "Lucky"...maybe....
I knit tight. The yarn calls for #3-#5 needles 6sts in an inch...I had to use #6. The stitches slid beautifully on my addis, not a split, nothing. I switched to #7 bamboo to get gauge for another project. I rather it on addis...I did split once with the bamboo. I haven't washed, blocked, or wore yet...but at first glance...I am loving this yarn.

5 comments:

Heather Z said...

oooh..I didn't even know that knitpicks came out with a cotton! I'm so excited..ok not so excited since I can't buy yarn for a while but a little excited! :)

BTW..your LUCKY looks AWESOME!!!!!

H :)

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grumperina said...

Thank you for that mini-review! I was concerned about the fuzzy swatches but saying "soft" enough times convinces me it's a worthwhile purchase, especially since I recently realized I'm very low in the stash department (as if!). I will buy some as soon as I figure out how much I might need for a little something I have planned :).

goodkarma said...

OOoh thanks for the review. I love that orchid color. Soo pretty. I can't wait to find something to make out of this.:)

Lauren said...

That yarn has a beautiful texture--thanks for the review! I definitely need more yarn :P

Mo said...

Thank you for sharing about the knitpicks cotton. I've been eyeing it for a project and it sounds like it might work!