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Fiber Content: 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber
Weight: Sport Weight
Knitting Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3 - 5 needles (3.25mm-3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 16–20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks (3.5mm - 4.5mm)
Yards: 110
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

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4.605633 out of 5 stars

Shine Sport Yarn

$3.99 50g / ball

The touch of Modal® natural beech wood fiber gives the pima cotton a lustrous depth akin to silk, but without the cost or special care silk requires. The knit fabric is deliciously soft and smooth to the touch, with very little pilling. Enjoy the way Shine Sport reflects light from textured stitches and cables; also fine enough for two-color knitting. Its easy washability and long-wearing traits make it ideal for baby and kid knits.
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"Shine is a fluid four-ply yarn consisting of two relaxed two-ply strands plied together. It is composed of 60% super-soft Pima cotton (named for the Pima Indians of Arizona, who worked with USDA scientists breeding cotton on an experimental farm in Arizona in the early 1900s) and 40% modal, a fiber derived from beech wood chips. The modal adds a shiny, mercerized look to the cotton, and it also adds drape and durability to your finished fabric. Better yet, modal fiber tends to absorb humidity and let it evaporate quickly, making this an ideal warm-weather fiber.” Knitters Review, May 2005 

As seen in Knitty, Spring 2007, Arietta Pattern

As seen in Knitty, Winter 2006, Sheldon the Turtle Pattern

As seen in Knitty, Winter 2006, The Book of Knitty Pattern

As seen in INKnitters Magazine, Fall 2006, Tie Cropped Cardigan

5 out of 5 stars

What wonderful yarn. My first order of the cotton blend Sport Shine yarn arrived today. I love it. It's working up beautifully for my amigurumi projects and I would certainly recommend this product to any and all. My order also arrived quickly, and as usual, well done Knit Picks, :0) Jackie

5 out of 5 stars

Love it but need mixed colors

4 out of 5 stars

I like Shine, but you need some more neutral colours.

3 out of 5 stars

I honestly would rate this yarn Excellent if it wasn't for the colours !!! The yarn is shiny, soft, barely splits or pills. I find it a bit heavy for a sport weight though, it might be closer to a DK. My biggest issue are the colours.. it feels like gambling to be honest. All of them came a bit darker and saturated than on the pictures and description but I had 2 colours that came totally different: Pistachio is more like a mix between Peapod and Macaw. I also ordered in Brava Bulky "Camel Heather" which is supposed to be a light brown / tan... well mine is dark brown !! I don't even like those 2 colours.. Anyway, quality is good, prices are great but I won't buy from Knitpicks anymore because of the colours! When I order a colour that is described as a "minty green" or "light brown" I like to get something close to the description....

5 out of 5 stars

I adore this yarn! I’m a midwife, and at long births I use this to make baby hats. They are soft, warm, and have a beautiful stitch definition, and are still stretchy and light enough for a newborn head. Plus they wear well without getting pilly. I’ve also used it for baby blankets and afghan squares that are the perfect weight and drape. Absolutely the buttery softest cozy fabric that keeps its quality over time. I always have a never ending supply of it in my bag!

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