Saturday 1 August 2015

A cotton project

Cottons are one of my favourite yarns to work with; they have that lovely feel through the hands and are smooth on my hook.
Usually, I stick to my old favourites. Rico Creative Cotton Aran, or Drops Paris Cotton - both come in a huge array of colours, are inexpensive and have a wonderful, matte finish.

But I had an idea to make something else - something for me. Something for me to wear.
(Did you know that I have never made myself an actual, crocheted garment before. This is new territory for me.)

And so for that, I needed a different yarn. I still wanted cotton, but I wanted something finely spun, that would produce a nice drape....

And so I am trying this:

Patons 100% Cotton DK. It's mercerised, too (which has always scared me a bit). But is basically a manufacturing process which strengthens the yarn and produces a lustrous sheen. 

And so this is what I've managed so far:

Admittedly, it's not much, but I'm making it up as I go.
I like the stitch definition and I think the sheen is rather lovely. The label recommends a 4mm hook, but I'm using a slightly larger 5mm to give a better (I hope) drape.

My plan is for it to be a summer cardigan.... this rate it might be finished by next summer. 

I'll keep you posted!

And if you'd like to purchase some of this yarn, then you could try the very lovely folk at Stitch Craft Create, who will be only too happy to help.

Have a great weekend,
Sarah x


  1. Hi there Sarah....its looking good! I use a lot of cotton too and like yourself love the feel of cotton.Cotton also means you can continue to crochet in hot weather!
    Looking forward to seeing more :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  2. I used some of this yarn earlier in the year and it was lovely to work with! xx

  3. I've used this yarn before and it's been great!Can't wait to c what u create :)

  4. Lovely yarn, looking forward to seeing what you make!
    Zoe | floral and feather

  5. How lovely that you are taking the time to make something for yourself. Enjoy this creative journey and I look forward to seeing your finished item. :)
    Anne xx

  6. I love Patons 100% cotton... so nice to work with. :) Look forward to seeing what you make :)

  7. Its looking lovely so far !
    Kate xx

  8. love the look of this cannot wait to se more updates on this cardigan Sarah.


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Sarah Xx