"Simply Cotton Worsted" is a 100% organic cotton yarn manufactured by Knitpicks. This is, obviously, a worsted weight yarn; Simply Cotton is also available in a sport weight yarn.
It's exciting to think about all the design possibilities you have at your fingertips with two different yarn weights available. If you like making coordinating sets of items and you need worsted weight yarns for some of the items and sport weight yarns for the others, this yarn is an outstanding choice for that.
Price I Paid for the Yarn: $4.99 and $5.99 US Dollars (There are two different prices; the higher price is for the dyed yarn colors and the lower price is for the natural colors.)
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the Yarn: This is the same price I paid; Knitpicks is actually both the manufacturer and the retailer.
Fiber Content: 100% organic cotton
Suggested Crochet Hook Size: I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Suggested Gauge for Crochet: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Suggested Knitting Needle Size: #7-8 needles (4.5mm - 5.0mm)
Suggested Gauge for Knitting: 4.5 sts = 1" on #7-8 needles (4.5mm - 5.0mm)
Care Instructions: Unlike some of the other organic cotton yarns I've seen for sale, this yarn can be machine washed and tumble dried. WOOHOO! That makes it a great choice for all kinds of things ranging from kitchen projects to baby items and kids' clothes.
I've been very pleased with the quality of Simply Cotton yarn. So far, I've used five different balls of it, and I've only found one flaw between all five. That's outstanding.
Simply Cotton yarn is incredibly soft. It's delightful to touch, and lovely to work with.
Simply Cotton's Color Palette
This yarn comes in a nice variety of heathered and natural colors; you can get blues, browns, yellows, purples, greens, pinks, orange plus a red that's simply lovely. While I'd love to see even more colors, the current color range is satisfactory in my opinion.
Where to Buy Simply Cotton Worsted
I purchased this yarn at knitpicks.com. You can click here to see the product listing at the manufacturer's website.
Free Crochet Patterns for Using This Yarn
If you have Simply Cotton Worsted in your yarn stash, or you're planning to buy some, please check out the following projects you can crochet using this yarn.
- Primary rainbow crochet potholders (pictured at right.)
- Snowflake potholder
- Free crochet potholder patterns
- Free crochet dishcloth patterns
- Free crochet coaster patterns
- Free crochet washcloth patterns
References and External Links
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I am both a crocheter and a knitter. It is my hope that my reviews will be helpful to both groups of crafters, but since this is a crochet website, I write my yarn reviews primarily with crocheters' interests in mind.
Date This Product Review Was Written: April 14, 2012