Monday, August 13, 2012

This one belongs to …

the Anonymous Courtney! Courtney, please e-mail me at shrinkingknitter AT gmail DOT com with your snail-mail address and you're going to have a pile of wool, just in time for fall knitting.

Lavender and white twist cotton blend.
For the final Summer of Yarn Giveaway offering, I'm thinking about the children. This discontinued oldie-but-goodie is perfect for children's sweaters and caps. Fiber content is 61% acrylic, 30% cotton and 9% polyester, so we're not talking about a lux natural fiber here. But it washes beautifully and knits up quickly – 4 stitches to the inch on size 7 or 8 needles. And the knitted fabric is lovely.

I remember one sweater I made out of some red-and-white Cottrica. I joined the seams with a three-needle bind-off on the outside in a solid red, and applied a solid red i-cord trim at the cuffs and all around the outer edge. The buttons were solid red, as well. It was a knockout sweater for my older granddaughter when she was starting pre-school, and so easy for my daughter to care for.

I don't know the yardage, but each ball is 1.75 ounces and there are TEN OF THEM!

If you've been following along, you know the drill: Leave a comment on any post between now and next Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT. And live in the United States. That's it … I'll try to write some comment-worthy posts this week, but really? All you have to say is:

I. Want. That. Yarn.


Winnie said...

I want that yarn!
It is fun playing along with you. Congrats to Courtney!

MemiNature said...

I. Want. That. Yarn. to make a matching hat set for my mom, sister, niece and me for the winter! Thanks for another giveaway!