Sally decided to bring in Riveting Sport from Kollage for the warmer months, and I find it particularly cool that this stuff is made from recycled jeans! I was impressed with how lightweight the skeins are, too, especially since each one contains 350 whopping yards of sport weight cotton.
As with most 100% cotton yarns, this stuff will shrink lengthwise with a machine wash and dry, just like your pure cotton jeans and tees. Be sure to think about this when choosing a pattern.
I was poking around Ravelry for some project ideas for you all. Let's start with shawls and wraps...it's always a good idea to have a few of those handy, don't you think?
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I wouldn't tend to use this for hat or socks, since pure cotton doesn't have a lot of bounce back. I was pleasantly surprised to see how nicely Riveting worked up in cables and lace, though. The texture of the yarn is a little rustic, but it really pops in the patterned stitches. What do you all think? I'm seeing this as a popular one this summer!