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.

4 comments:

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.