Every once in a while I run across a yarn that stands out from the crowd. Of course, when that happens I want to tell every knitter who will listen! Blue Sky Worsted Cotton Yarn is one of those fibers. I'll confess, I looked at it several times here at NobleKnits but for some reason I never used it in a project...until now.
If you had a chance to see our recent Commuter Cowl Knit Along, you'll see this was the fiber I selected and I'm glad I did! I'm certainly going to use it again and here's what makes Worsted Cotton special.
My Top 10 List!
- No pilling - Usually when knitting with a 100% cotton, before I come to the end of my project, those little pills start showing up - not with this yarn no matter how many times I frogged back (and I frog plenty)
- Very soft next to the skin as expected
- Glides on your needles and fingers like marshmallow without the sticky, but has surprising body and heft without sacrificing drape. No limp noodle yarn here!
- Fabulous colors - clear, bright, modern shades
- good stitch definition
- True worsted weight - surprisingly, it's difficult to find a well made cotton that knits up at a worsted weight
- Good yardage - The palate is also nice with clear modern colors and the yardage is good at 150 yards per skein
- Good value for your dollar - the price point is reasonable and if you look at how long your project is likely to hold up and stay nice it makes the pricing even more attractive
- Hand washable
- 100% certified organic cotton - uses low impact dyes or naturally grown colors with no dyes
Have you had a chance to knit with this yarn? If so, tell us what you think! Post your thoughts in the comments below.