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

5 out of 5 stars

@ Beth. I haven't used this but you can set cotton colors by soaking in vinegar first. I do this all the time with cross stitching.

5 out of 5 stars

This is much better than I expected

3 out of 5 stars

This yarn turned black after use as a dishcloth. I thought somebody had taken my nice yellow, red and blue cloth and cleaned a chimney with it, so I made another dishcloth and the same thing happened with normal use.

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite yarns ever. I love the colors; the yarn is really comfortable to wear (I've made sweaters); and it washes and dries (in the machine) beautifully. It's also very nice to work with. Oh - and it doesn't stretch out when I'm wearing it, so the size you knit is the size you get. What more could you ask for (except maybe the same yarn also in a larger gauge)? LOVE it!

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!

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