Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cotton Slub Sport--More Info

Cotton Slub Sport

This yarn is a soft spun, rustic, non-mercerized, 2-ply, thick-and-thin, affordable 100% cotton perfect for summer tanks, shawls, bags, light sweaters and garments for children. The fabric will bloom in to a soft slubby fabric once it is washed, so please wash your swatches to get an idea of how the fabric will look in your finished garment. See below for a picture.

GUIDELINES (check your pattern requirements):
1 skein for most hats
1-2 skeins for most bags, baby garments and some small adult tanks
2-3 skeins makes most simple adult tanks
3-4 for a shrug
4+ skeins for most adult long sleeve pullovers

Fiber: 100% thick and thin cotton
Thickness: Sport Weight to DK
Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch on a US 5, but also makes a nice fabric anywhere from a US3 to a US7
Weight: 100 grams minimum
Yardage: 310 yards per 100 grams

The dyes used are fade-resistant, however as with all brightly colored cottons, wash with like colors the first several washings. For BEST results, hand wash cool with like colors and lay flat to dry after the initial washing. I turn my garments inside out and give it a hot wash and tumble try for the first washing to ensure maximum shrinking and wash gently and lay flat to dry for subsequent washings.

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