Category: Yarn Talk

Yarn Talk | King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply

Bamboo is such a fabulous fiber and King Cole Bamboo Cotton is definitely one of my new favorites!
The Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply has fantastic stitch definition for both knitting and crochet, excellent drape and shine which makes it ideal for cool summer garments.

Brand: King Cole
Yarn Name: Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply
Weight: 4 Ply
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo
Yardage: 406 yd (371 m)/3.5 oz (100g)
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle, cold.
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🛒 Where to buy: Crochet Crafts
Price: $8.95

Yarn Talk | Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere

My very first experience with silk & cashmere yarn. Seriously. After over 30 years of knitting and crocheting…
Seems I just did not come across a good reason to try my hands on cashmere. For kids designs I love high quality cotton, bamboo and silk blends without wool because of sensitive skin and allergy little cuties may have. For myself, just about month ago I crocheted a first tunic in last 10 years. Many thanks Interweave Crochet team for motivation!
So, searching yarn for a sweater for our good friend I fell in love with Jade Sapphire silk & cashmere 2 ply yarn immediately… even if my first experience with this yarn was not such successful 😎
🙈 First, I found only 5 hanks in color I wanted (I needed about 6-6.5).
🙈 Then I was lucky to find one more hank, but from different lot. I knew that shade may vary, but I did not expected that here will be such a huge difference. So, I ordered a hank of contrasting black and got a new design idea 💡
🙈 Last, and totally my fault – I made not enough bid swatch to notice the difference in size after wet blocking. The result is loose fit sweater instead of slim fit.
Anyway, I am still in love with this yarn and:
👌🏻Found a perfect gauge, which is after blocking almost didn’t change.
👌🏻Ordered and tested two more yarn-options for this project: Jade Sylph (linen & cashmere blend for more strength) and CoBaSi (cotton/silk/bamboo blend for summer version and not that expensive yarn)
👌🏻 Wrote the pattern for size M, but I need to resize and test it first with CoBaSi 🧶. Seems, our friend will get another sweater in near future – probably a bit in different style …and slim fitted as we planned 😉
Brand: Jade Sapphire
Yarn Name: Silk Cashmere
Weight: Fingering (#0 Lace)
Fiber Content: 55% silk 45% cashmere
Yardage: 400 yd (366 m)/1.94 oz (55 g)
Care Instructions: Hand wash.
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Yarn Talk | DMC Natura Just Cotton

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Seems like running away from my own blog becomes a tradition… But I am so happy that met all deadlines and finally can enjoy working on new designs, spend more time with my lovely family and friends, enjoy outdoor activities! And to be here more often!

And one of projects I finished recently was made with gorgeous DMC Natura Just Cotton. Make sure to check it out! You will love it for sure ;o)

Brand: DMC
Yarn Name: Natura Just Cotton
Weight: Fingering (#1 Super Fine)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 170 yd (155 m)/1.75 oz (50 g)
Care Instructions: Iron, medium.
Price: $5.75
Where to buy: https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/dmc-natura-just-cotton

 

Have a lovely and wonderful weekend! More post to come pretty soon. Stay tuned!

Yarn Talk | Omega Trigo

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I pretty often receive a question what yarn I use for my baby blankets. Below is an answer:

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Brand: Omega Yarns
Yarn Name: Trigo
Weight: Dk weight (#3Light)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 295 yd (270 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Machine washable.
Price: $5.50. 5 balls of all one color – $26.50

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Some blankets made with Omega Trigo. Guess what is my favorite color for baby blankets? ⠀

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Have a lovely and wonderful weekend!

Yarn Talk | Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop

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One of hundred reasons why I just love to work with Interweave, it’s discover new yarn. Recently I finished another project and had an absolute pleasure deal with Bamboo Pop! Fifty-Fifty, or 50% cotton/50% bamboo to be exact—could I ask for more? ;o) I wish to tell you more details, but we should wait until Summer 2018…

Anyways, Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop is definitely in my favorite-yarn-list ….more projects to come ;o)

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Brand: Universal Yarns
Yarn Name: Bamboo Pop
Weight: Dk weight (#3 Light)
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
Yardage: 292 yd (267 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Machine washable. Do not bleach, dry flat, do not iron.
Price: $9.50

Types of Yarn Packaging

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What do you call your yarn balls? Do you know of another ball or hank type that I’ve missed? I LOVE hearing from you guys.

For my part I was surprised with donut-ball and cake – even I realize that there are some difference ;o)

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for this moment…my first autumnal post of the year, yay! ;o) Now, as much as I love long summer nights, picnics in the park, hiking, and traveling, I’m no natural summer lover…. Autumn has always been, and always will be, one of my favorite time of the year!

Bye bye Summer, Hello delicious Autumn! It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something NEW and BOLD, something beautiful!

…And it’s a Labor Day weekend! So, let’s go for some deals I have for you! ;o)

♥ ♥ ♥ First, a SPECIAL DEAL: get 35% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more. Use code AUTUMN35 at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to myShop, Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer runs through September 10th, 2017 (11:59 pm PST).

 

And now, it’s a giveaway time!

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One lucky from anywhere in the world will win 3 hanks of such luxury and my absolute favorite Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) OR Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 218 yd [199 m]/3.5 oz [100 g])  in colors of Your choice!

 

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TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Just share what is your favorite season or simple leave any comment on this post here—mylittlecitygirl.com. No other action is required ;o)
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
  • Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on any of your accounts: Instagram, Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, September 1st, 2017 and will end on September 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. A Winner will be notified by email on Monday, September 11th, 2017.

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To enjoy more fall deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!!
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Inspiration | My Beautiful Orchid

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My beautiful orchid in a bloom… such inspiration and pure eye candy!!

I wish to find a yarn company that would offer such a choice of shades of green and pink, or better to say – a palette as DMC threads have ;o)

 

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Have a wonderful and lovely weekend!!

Yarn Talk | Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair®

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If you new to my blog, I want to introduce you Yarn Talk (formed “Featured Yarn”) category. Yarn Talk is a category about everything about yarn… favorite kinds, new yarn finds, weights and substitutes, storage, etc.

I recently had the pleasure of trying Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair® Solids Yarn for the very first time and it is fantastic to work with. This is a fine weight yarn and the fiber content is a mix of cotton and acrylic; making it durable, soft and light weight. Cotton Fair® Yarn is very easy to crochet with and the stitches slide smoothly along your hook. Can’t wait to show you my newest blanket and some fall/winter accessories made with this lovely yarn!

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Brand: Premier® Yarns
Yarn Name: Cotton Fair® Solids and Multis Yarn
Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
Yardage: 317 yd (290 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Cool iron. Machine Washable.
Price: $4.99