Yarn Spotlight Extra

Oct 4, 2009

In the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet, Yarn Spotlight focuses on cottons and what each kind is best suited for making. The swatches are worked in the delightful wattle stitch.

Here's a bonus review:
Hope worsted weight
Kollage Yarns
, 100% organic cotton, 160 yards, 90 grams, color natural
Note: no longer available in colors

Hook: H

Kollage is committed to keeping this yarn fully produced in the United States. So when their U.S. dyer closed down, they discontinued the colored yarn and kept the undyed. This tightly plied yarn moves smoothly through the stitches, creating terrific stitch definition while remaining very pliable. The undyed organic yarn has a very, well, organic look and feel. It's perfect for a facecloth. Wrap it up in a strand of itself with some handmade soap.

See five other cottons reviewed in the current issue of Interweave Crochet. 



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CapnHook wrote
on Oct 9, 2009 3:15 PM

I love textured stitch combinations like this. Not only do they add interest to the article I'm making, they keep me interested in making it by bringing some variety to a pattern. :)

E.L wrote
on Oct 9, 2009 4:09 PM

I like this all-over stitch, too. In swatching with it, I find the sides pinch inward, maybe because the first stitch has to extend over the previous 2. I'm compensating by making the last sc in the previous row a little bigger and pulling up the turning chain a bit. Any other suggestions?

Marcy Smith wrote
on Oct 9, 2009 4:17 PM
Hi E.L.,
Hmm. I didn't have this issue, but it sounds like adjusting the tension slightly as you're doing will do the trick.


KarenO@9 wrote
on Nov 12, 2009 12:26 PM

I have made several washcloths with this stitch and find that 2 chain stitches after turning means that the sides don't pinch inward. It is a fun stitch to do and makes lovely clothes that will be Christmas gifts.