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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CotLin DK Yarn

$3.99 50g / ball


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

4 out of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this yarn - you can feel it get softer as you work with it, and it is strong and easy to work with. I would give it 5 stars but the colors are not as shown on the website - now that I know this, I will know which colors to order, but be aware that the colors are more muted and more yellow than they appear here - the cerise is more of a muddy raspberry, the flamingo is more peach than pink, the gosling is more green than grey. Overall though, I’m pleased with the purchase and will order again!

4 out of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite yarns for dish/wash clothes. Especially when used doubled. But..... I'm not HAPPY that the price went up by $1.00 per skein!!! It WAS affordable, but now, not so certain. Could have increased price by at least half, but $1.00, makes a big difference. Will have to wait for a SALE!

5 out of 5 stars

I have a big complaint to make to Knit Picks. . . Every time I receive my order and begin a new project, I find myself searching for new ideas as to how to use even more of your gorgeous yarns and I make another order. I am currently working on the Cloverleaf stitch knitted top. The colour suggested in the pattern, Lichen, looked so lovely I ordered it and I will admit it is a little darker than the pictures show but it is still most acceptable. I've not worked with cotton, nor linen fibres in the past but am finding CotLin is yielding beautiful results. I want to order more! (Naughty Knit Picks but thanks!)

3 out of 5 stars

I LOVE almost every Knit picks yarn I purchase and didn't give it a thought when I was looking for an affordable Cotton/Linen yarn. Unfortunately I should have read more reviews. This is a very dirty yarn, with loads of twig type fibers in it from the cotton, I believe, some are OK, but I have to pull out darker brown fibers every 30 stitches or so. I hoped it was just a bad skein or two, but, nope, it's in every one of the 10 I purchased. Luckily I'm making a vest with a simple lace border that won't be worn next to my skin. I know cotton and linen usually get better with time and washes, but I'm not holding my breathe. I will definitiely look elsewhere for the next project.

5 out of 5 stars

I had to write a review for this yarn. My grandchildren and GGrandchildren love this yarn. It is comfortable and totally washable and dryable. I Made Icelandic sweaters for my great grand children (dark sweater and white patterns). I tried to wash them by hand, and they ran. So I figured 'what do I have to lose?' and I put them in the washer and then the dryer and they came out wonderful. Perfect in fact; like I blocked them!!! No bleeding, no pilling. Also, the dark colors are pretty true. I've been able to use different lots with much success. Light colors do change per lot. I have a lot of cotlin. My little girls love to cruise my stash and ask for special projects. Cotlin is one of our favs. NOTE. this is cotton, so it doesn't give like wool or even Shine or Comfy. So make necklines and underarms large enough.

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