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Got Cotton?

May 18, 2013
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ok…raise your hand if you knit/crochet with cotton in the summer? If you aren’t a summer knitter – read this and maybe reconsider!  I see a few trends every year….some folks just knit with everything all year long – their pace doesn’t abate even a bit during the summer. The other trend is experimenting with other fibre’s: cotton, linen, hemp, synthetics….so over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some of the fantastic fibre’s we have in the shop, that might be perfect for your summer knitting!

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Universal Cotton DK

About a year ago we started carrying the Universal Yarn Cotton (worsted) it is a beautiful 100% cotton yarn in some fantastic colours, 165m and 100gr. This year they have put out the DK – 211m/100g! We have some fantastic pastel spring-time colours, and a great selection of Worsted! Both these yarns will be 15% off from today; Saturday, May 18th until Saturday, May 25th!

Chevron Baby Blanket

Chevron Baby Blanket

I just finished a tweaked version of the Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Bee.  I did not hold the yarn double because I only wanted a small stroller sized blanket!  This one is being mailed off the my newest nephew Stanley. I love the deep colours of this blanket, and the simple, yet lovely design!  It is a free pattern, and knits up quickly for the little one in your life!

Universal Cotton Worsted

Universal Cotton Worsted

What is your favourite cotton project? Share it with us, and we will post pictures of the fantastic Cotton-based projects out there!

***pictures by the talented Sylvia Bo Bilvia***

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2013 1:21 pm

    Wow Lisa those fan-art pieces are super cool. I just pinned the Ginsberg one on my Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/susanmain/ – as for using cotton, I tried my first double-knitting project with it and made a pot holder. The double knit will keep the heat away from fingers.

  2. May 18, 2013 3:10 am

    I like knitting little fan-art figurines out of cotton and hemp. There are a few pics here:
    http://lisacelotto.com/gallery/the_sutras_devotional_knitted_fi/sun_ra

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