COTTLECOT ~ 100% Cotton, vegan friendly
Cottlecot is our newest addition to our plant fibre yarn range. It was hard to find a plant based yarn that is pleasant to knit with. After much back and forth, we settled on this one. Though we could have gone for a cheaper cotton or an organic cotton, at this time, Cottlecot was the best. Why? It is soft and doesn't split while knitting. It will not hurt your fingers, something I have been recently told, is very often the case with cotton yarns. It is a fantastic yarn for the classroom, beginners and perfect for crochet.
The yarn is produced in South America and spun into a 3ply yarn in Italy.
Vegan friendly: Naturally dye includes insect based dyes, which is not something every vegan conscience person is aware of. We make a point of keeping our Cottlecot yarn range vegan friendly and only using plant dyes, organic and/or homegrown whenever possible.
Natural Dyes: Cottlecot isn't an easy yarn to dye naturally, especially evenly. Due to the thick and 3 ply nature of the yarn, the natural dye finds it hard to penetrate through to the core. Therefore, most of the coloured yarn will fall into the category of semi solid.
Patterns: Criostal Cardigan by Knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin
In a nutshell:
Fibre: 100% Cotton
Weight: suggested Aran knitting weight ~ 100g
Origin: Grown in South America
Spun in Italy
Needle size: 3-5mm
Suggested handwash or up to 60C degrees in gentle cycle.