February 22, 2007

Knitpicks' new yarn: Cotlin

Because I am a sucker for yarn, and because I wanted to get free shipping for my Knitpicks Options needles, I threw a ball of Cotlin into my shopping cart recently. At $2.49 it didn't break the bank, and I saved more than that in shipping.

(Photo courtesy of Knitpicks but saved on my server)
I knit up a small swatch with it in the linen color, and it is very nice indeed. Using size 6 needles I got the exact labeled gauge of 5.5 stitches/inch. It would be perfect for washcloths, the bandwagon for which I have not embraced. Maybe I will be overcome with the desire to knit warshcloths, but no sign of it yet! Other than that, I don't know what I would do with this yarn. If a photo of my swatchette would be of interest, please let me know and I'll post it.

The Options needles I ordered were extra points in my favorite needle sizes: 6, 7, and 8! The Knitpicks needles are fabulous! Nice and pointy, and lightweight to me.


Brandy said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's going to be fun to "meet" so many new people by joining the RSC!

You're dog and kitties are *so* cute!

Theresa said...

Hi Linda I came over from the Rockin' Sock Club blog.
I was thinking of ordering some of the Cotlin today. Was it soft or stiff?
I'm looking for something for a summer baby sweater.
The Options are great!

Operakatz said...

I've been wondering about the Cotlin...is it firmer or drapier/softer at band gauge? Wandered over from the STR blog :)

Linda said...

Operakatz, Cotlin is definitely more firm than drapey. "Sturdy" would be a good descriptor! It's more fitting for a washcloth than a garment.