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Debbie
03-06-2007, 07:05 AM
I bought one of every color and swatched them all (stripes) ... many washings .. no fading, no pills .... so soft ! I even dried the swatch in the dryer. This is going to be a great summer (and Florida) yarn! Camera at school ... pix coming soon but I didn't want to forget to post :)

lauraknits
03-06-2007, 09:53 AM
Oooh, can't wait to see!

dustinac
03-06-2007, 10:06 AM
:cheering: I've been wondering... I love to make my little girl little sun dresses and thought this might be a good yarn for some.. glad to hear that it washes well...

Jan in CA
03-06-2007, 01:31 PM
Good to know! Can't wait for the pics!

Debbie
03-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Here are the pictures .... I will measure for gauge when I get home this evening... and label the colors :) The tan is done with size 7 needles ... all other colors size 5.

mwedzi
03-06-2007, 02:38 PM
Very nice. Was there a change in gauge between the time you first knit and after the washing and drying? As for softness, can you compare it to another cotton or cotton blend yarn? I don't need super soft, but I couldn't work with anything as stiff as, say, Euroflax Linen.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-06-2007, 07:42 PM
Did anyone notice the price for free shipping at KP has gone up AGAIN??? Now it's $45 bucks. :!!!:

Silver
03-06-2007, 07:53 PM
That's fantastic Debbie! Thanks for your work and review. Looks like a new favorite Florida yarn!
I :heart: Knit Picks!

TeeJay
03-06-2007, 08:43 PM
How do I see the pictures? :shrug: Please let me in on the secret--I have no idea how ya'll are getting the picture.

Mer
03-06-2007, 09:37 PM
Ooh, great to know! I was wondering how that yarn would hold up.

DianaM
03-06-2007, 09:47 PM
Looking good ^^

As for cotton yarns, has anyone tried Cotton-Ease?

lindakh
03-07-2007, 05:26 PM
Is this still available? I looked at the KP site today and it wasn't listed - and it's also not in their new catalog. I'll be a little bummed if it was a one-time only thing.

rebecca
03-07-2007, 06:51 PM
I remember reading when they 1st posted it on the site that it was available for a short time. But, a friend of mine at KP also told me that there will be new yarns in the spring, so maybe it was a trial run and it will return :wink:

aineepooh1
03-08-2007, 11:20 AM
I guess it's a cotton and linen blend?

I was wondering I have read on the boards before that cotton is harder to knit with than other fabrics. Is the linen yarn hard to work with too... for a beginner?? :shrug:

Thanks

TeeJay
03-13-2007, 01:44 PM
I called Knit picks when I first read this thread and they said they took Cotlin off the website cos it was selling too fast and they wanted some left for the people who were ordering by catalogue. You will have to call your order in, it is still available.

Arielluria
03-13-2007, 02:21 PM
Debbie, I see you picked up that Knitty Gritty tip on how to remember which sized needles you used ;) Me too! :cheering:

aineepooh1
03-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Needle sizes.. HHHmmmmmmmmmmm??

Debbie
03-13-2007, 03:47 PM
Yes, 5 yo's for a size 5 needle, 7 yo's for a size 7 needle ....

I am in Texas for spring break and had not noticed that the CotLin is not on the website .... I sure hope it comes back cuz I really want to make a sweater out of it. I can see it becoming a must have in my Florida stash. I also really like Mainline which is a 75 cotton 25 wool blend.

The extra bit of something else ... linen or wool ... seems to give the cotton that extra something that separates it from dishcloth cotton :)

Arielluria
03-13-2007, 03:47 PM
She taught, when making a swatch, to make the little holes, the same # as your needle size so you would remember what size you used just by looking at the swatch. Look at Debbie's pictures and you'll see 7 holes where she used #7 and 5 holes where she used #5. Just by knitting or purling 2 together (if I recall correctly), then m1 after it.........to make each hole.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/files/hpim4127.jpg

Braden
03-13-2007, 09:19 PM
I was actually thinking about ordering some of that, now I think I will.

Eloewien
03-13-2007, 10:12 PM
So was I.... too bad I'm way too broke to order it right now :(

betsylynn
03-20-2007, 08:20 AM
i called KP yesterday and placed an order - the woman i spoke with said the cotlin will be back on the website on or around the 23rd, as that is when the new catalogs are going out, and it's in the catalog. you can still order it by phone until then, but if you can wait a few more days, it will be back online.