Cotton yarns are incredibly various, ranging from mercerized, shiny yarns to soft and fluffy plied yarns. We’re excited to be carrying and knitting with an organic cotton yarn from Classic Elite called ‘Seedling.’ An eco-friendly yarn, Seedling is a machine washable organic cotton. Seedling’s organic fiber is more robust and less stressed by chemicals than non-organic cotton, which increases its absorbency and color intensity.
As preparation for the Lancaster Knitter’s Retreat (#LKR2017), I’ve cast on and knit Ann Weaver’s ‘Yipes Stripes Cowl’ using five colors of Seedling. The yarn is lovely to knit with. It’s a pleasure even when a complicated three color Latvian braid means the yarn must be twisted around a great deal.
I’m nearly finished my knitting, I have one more braid to do, a fancy bind off and ends to weave in. While the yarn is machine washable, I plan to hand wash my cowl for blocking.
Yarn Details for Seedling:
110 yards (101 meters)/50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 18.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Texture: singles plied with binder thread
Machine wash? Yes