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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Here Comes the Cotton Yarn

The cotton yarn is starting to roll in. Although the hail and snow in the forecast would suggest otherwise, it will be warming up soon. It's time to start thinking about what you'd like to have for those chilly summer evenings.

A rainbow of Tahki Cotton Classic has arrived. Bright colors, lustrous finish, and only $6.50 per skein.
We have some nice samples knit with Cotton Classic, including this cool Side-to-Side Garter Stitch Vest, which is free when you buy the yarn. It's knit with a double strand, so it should come together pretty quickly. I might have to queue that one.

We also received the newest pattern books for Cotton Classic, Kaleidoscope #5, which includes these pretty little things, among others.

New to Close Knit,
Ripple from Tahki. Ripple is a worsted weight 100% cotton with a thick-and-thin slubby texture. It's a bit of a departure from our other cottons, but it is really interesting yarn.

We have black on the shelves right now, with more colors on the way. The unusual texture would make the simplest cardigan or pullover really dramatic. The pattern book for Ripple, Urban Renewal, (shown above) has a few really nice choices, too.

I know it feels like January again, but soon it will be time to tuck the heavy wool sweaters away. Wouldn't it be nice to have a fabulous cotton layer ready to go when the sun finally comes out for good?

Thanks, Jenni, for the Cotton Classic photos!


  1. The Ripple knits up into such a fun, springy fabric! I tried on the Warren jacket at TNNA, and fell in love.

  2. I'm excited to give it a try, too. Glad to hear the jacket was a winner!