Cotton yarns for spring
As the daffodils and tulips poke through the thawed ground, we are celebrating the beauty of cotton yarns.
Even though we’ve had a cold snap where I live, I’m still overjoyed to see daffodils, tulips, and lilies poke their way out of a barely thawed ground. It’s a promise of warmer weather and sunnier skies, and I for one can’t wait for the fields to be a bit drier and less like a marsh.
In celebration of spring, I played with these cotton yarns to inspire fellow knitters and get ideas for warm-weather knits.
This 100% cotton yarn is a go-to for cotton knits. With a wide range of bright, springy shades, it’s a great choice for dishcloths, coasters, and tableware. It can be machine washed and tumble dried – and it’s 15% off until Sunday, March 13th.
Did I mention that it’s soft and hypoallergenic? This worsted weight yarn knits up on 4 – 5 mm (US 6 – 8) needles. My swatch is 10 stitches x 10 rows, knitted up on 5 mm needles. You can see how this versatile yarn could be used for almost any project, but is particularly suited to standing up to wear and tear.
You wouldn’t believe this unique splatter effect yarn is 100% cotton – photographed here in the shade Blossom (204), I love the idea of using it for a spring shawl or an Easter cardigan. With a range of gorgeously dyed shades, this DK weight yarn is hard to beat when you’re looking for a fun warm weather yarn.
100 grams (3.5 ounces) has a generous 240 meters (262 yards) per ball, which means you need less to knit more. The pastel and springy shades are sure to win you over – they knit up soft and smooth. This yarn is 20% off, only until Sunday, March 13th: get it before someone else does!
For knitters who love fun, it doesn’t get any better than this 100% cotton, aran weight yarn. With quick color repeats and a chainette-like twist, this yarn is begging to be made into a basket, a bag, or a stuffed animal. It can be machine washed and tumble dried, and is strong enough to withstand plenty of rough-and-tumble wear and tear.
I can’t wait to plan a project with this yarn! I used Shade 9951, a bright rainbow of colors, though there are also solid shades and shades with more muted colorways. I plan to get my hands on a few skeins of shade 8019, a vibrant leafy green. I knitted my swatch with 5 mm needles, 10 stitches by 10 rows. Want to pick up some of this fun and funky yarn? It’s 20% off until Sunday, March 13th.
I just love bright cotton yarns, don’t you?
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Last updated: March 8th, 2016.