Fiber Content: 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
Weight: DK weight
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1 on #5-7 needles (3.75mm - 4.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 12–17 sc = 4'' on 7-I hooks (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
Yards: 123
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

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4.666666 out of 5 stars

CotLin DK Yarn

$2.54 - $2.99 50g / ball  Original Price: $2.99


CotLin is a cool and lightweight Tanguis cotton and summer linen blend perfect for washcloths and spa gifts and summer knits for children and adults. Tanguis (tan-gwiss) cotton has a very soft hand, excellent absorption and, because it is a naturally white fiber, a high affinity for dyes. The Belgian linen adds the characteristic flecks and additional absorbency with very low elasticity - helping to alleviate stretching in the finished knit. Summer linen has an extended growing period which results in a longer, stronger fiber. When blended with the already strong Tanguis cotton, it makes a durable, wearable, and soft yarn. The knit fabric will get softer with each wash too.
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“The yarn is soft and knits up very well- a Knit Picks winner.” Obsessed with Knitting

"My favourite yarn (so far) is the Cotlin Yarn. I knit sets of seven baby wash cloths and/or bibs (one for each day of the week) and my family, my friends and friends of family and friends of friends just rave over how soft the washcloths are and the fact that these items stay soft even after several washes in the machine. Last year I knit for 6 babies and this year already I have to knit for two expectant mums. I also love the fact that Cotlin is economical in price. I can knit two and a half baby wash cloths with just one ball. The colours are bright and exciting as well. Well done KnitPicks!" lookakookaburra, Knitting Community Member

As seen in Knit N Style, December 08, Ruffled Wrist Warmers Pattern

As seen in Knitty, Spring 2008, Juju Pattern

5 out of 5 stars

I used two strands of linen and one strand of cashew to make a rug. It turned out great.

5 out of 5 stars

I am just about finished with a lovely pullover sweater in Whisker. The stitch definition is great and I am using a fishtail lace stick on the hem and cuffs. The cotton/linen iron outs beautifully for nice flat lace edges. I am in love with this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

As Barbara said earlier, this yarn is beautiful but a bit scratchy. It is not real scratchy to the touch, but it is there. I first bought it as a test yarn for a baby washcloth but after using it on myself before giving it away, I realized it was not good for babies but great for adults who like their washcloths to really clean. In fact, we love it so much that my whole family is addicted to them. I crochet them with a open design so they dry out faster. I realize some adults prefer soft washcloths and this might not be for you, but for us, we LOVE this yarn!!!!

2 out of 5 stars

I'm surprised that so many people love this yarn. The top I knit is beautiful but very scratchy against the skin. I've tried washing it several times, including with fabric softener, but nothing seems to help. If your skin is at all sensitive, I'd avoid this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Surprisingly soft, but without fuzzing or fraying! There's the odd tough fibre but I just pull those out. My only qualm was the nasty join toward the end of the ball, but Knitpicks can only work so much magic. ;P I'm just happy to have more pleasing vegan yarn options than simply nylon and other synthetics! Hooray!

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love this! The linen fibers give the cotton interesting character and the colors are great!

4 out of 5 stars

I have just started a project with this yarn. So far I like the feel of the fabric it makes, and the slight heathered look of the black fibers included BUT some of those black fibers stick out of the yarn and some of the protruders are stiff and seem like they might be scratchy. Can't tell till I'm done, but perhaps they soften with the first wash or block.

5 out of 5 stars

I had been wanting to try Cotlin for awhile, so I have made a summer top for my granddaughter. Cotlin is such a wonderful, soft, summery yarn that I will use it again. In fact, I have ordered enough for a sweater for myself. I have just purchased a rigid heddle loom, and I think that Cotlin could be a good option for weaving as well as knitting.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn a few years back and didn't leave a review, but thought I would since I loved it. Better late than never, right? I used it to crochet a little granny square halter top for my daughter and it turned out beautifully. I've kind of horded the leftover yarn waiting for just the right project. I used some of it to make a little potholder to set my teapot on. Very durable yarn, washes well. It was my first experience buying from KnitPicks and I was very satisfied. I ran across the site while trying to find affordable DK cotton yarn which seemed pretty near impossible. So glad I found this company and will definitely order again.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought Cotlin for the first time and I'm in love!!! I just love, love, love this fiber. I bought Canary (it's not as bright yellow as the pic shows but then again every monitor color setting is different) Canary is more of a yellow/gold color and GORGEOUS!! I also bought Planetarium and love the color. It's not splitty and no fuzz . I just love working with it and most definitely buy it again .I wish they would come up with either Sport weight or Worsted in Cotlin.

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn and KnitPicks delivered very fast. The colors are true to the pictures. My one note on the yarn might be that the crochet hook size is officially "I", which leads to big spaces in double (british treble) crochet. I got about 3 inches into a blanket and realized I just couldn't stand it. I had to rip it all out and start over with an HH hook, which closed up the spaces. So it's which one you prefer, but I think the recommended hook size is a bit off.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn for band weaving and rigid heddle weaving. It makes a soft absorbent fabric that is very easy care. I've used for everything from trim for garments to table runners. The colors I've ordered have always been bright and beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars

I would love to see this in a worsted weight, too. I have many sweater patterns that call for worsted yarn and this would be perfect.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn for making my granddaughters dresses. they can be thrown in the wash and dryer and come out just as if they were just knitted. Very durable and stand up to the wear and tear of a 2 and 4 year old.

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this yarn. I usually double it (one or two colors), using it for bibs and baby throws. Washes up beautifully.

5 out of 5 stars

The "Tomato" I ordered is gorgeous - absolutely as pictured. The next project will be "Harbour."

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn makes super duper washcloths using size 5 needle,sometimes a 4 depending on pattern. (Sts must be close for washcloths) I love to make them about 8" by 8". Use that to see what color really is. Then I give them away for gifts. I have lots of tops made from this after I have chosen color. Love those tops too. So gals and guys, it is a good yarn for the price and the colors are wonderful! And, you get a lovely supply of washcloths for yourself or as gifts. One skein will make 2 washcloths too..

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I've made lace curtains, tablerunners and now a jacket with this yarn. I've never had a color be off from the photos but in all fairness I tend towards fairly neutral colors.

5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite yarns. I find the color swatch very accurate - never had a problem with photo. Love the finished object's feel and luxuriousness.

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn is a very nice weight that can be used in many projects. The only problem I have is with the description of the colors listed. I ordered "conch" described as a pink orange color but what I received in a dark orange. The other color I ordered is supposed to be a seafoam color but is darker, more like a turquoise. Shipping is always fast, and customer service great.

3 out of 5 stars

Was super excited to finally get my order in the mail because I was drooling over the colour conch, but super disappointed when I opened the box to discover that the vibrant coral colour as described/displayed was a dirty muted orange colour!