It’s another Yarn Review Saturday here and today we’re taking a look at some We Crochet CotLin Yarn. I’ve been working on some spring designs and exploring some new yarns that are great for spring and summer, and CotLin is one of the yarns I’ve been checking out. So I thought I’d share with you my experience working with CotLin yarn with you today. Check out last week’s cotton blend yarn review of Comfy Worsted HERE.
This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:
We Crochet CotLin Yarn:
- Current Number of Colourways Available: 45. Check them out HERE.
- Fiber Content: 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
- Weight: 3 (Dk)
- Package Size: 50g
- Yardage: 123 yd / 50 m
- Suggested Hook Size: 4.5 – 5.5mm (G+ – I)
- Suggested Needle Size: 3.75 – 4.5mm (US 5 – 7)
- Crochet Gauge: 12 – 17 scs = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″
- Care: Machine washable, tumble dry low
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We Crochet CotLin yarn comes in an impressive array of beautiful colours. I knew I was going to want to design something for summer with this yarn so I got a bunch of CotLin yarn in the colour Cyan. I am a total sucker for this colour so when I saw it was an option, it became the only option for me in that moment. The colour is bold and fantastically vibrant. I love it.
Now this yarn came to me in the same box as the Comfy Worsted yarn that I reviewed last week. Both of these yarns are cotton blends but they have totally different feels to them. The CotLin doesn’t have that instant soft, squish appeal as the Comfy Worsted does, but to be fair, Comfy Worsted is made with Pima Cotton and that’s pretty hard to beat or be compared to.
Working with CotLin was great. I didn’t have any issues with splitting and the fabric created in my swatches were softer to touch than the yarn was in while in the ball. I did two different swatches with this yarn as I usually do: one with basic stitches and one with tunisian stitches. Stitch definition was great on both swatches. The tunisian sample felt softer than the basic stitches after finishing my swatches. I have no idea why that is but it’s just something I observed. What I’m really excited to see is how this yarn will feel after washing it a few times. Linen tends to soften the more you wash it.
I went full nerd when doing my reviews of cotton yarns because I wanted to learn all about the benefits of different cottons, what some of their properties were and ultimately just learn as much as I could about them. I won’t get into the nitty gritty of everything I learned but I’ll give you some facts I learned that made me SUPER excited to use CotLin for a summer wearable design this year. Tanguis Cotton (the cotton used for CotLin) is a really strong and absorbant cotton. Garments made with tanguis cotton are known for being more breatable because this cotton absorbs and releases moisture quickly. Pair those qualities with linen, which is known for being breathable and keeping you cool, summer garments made in CotLin will likely be a dream to wear. And the more you wear and wash them, the softer they’ll get. I doubt my hands can crochet fast enough to keep up with my excitement about this.
Besides garments, this yarn would be fantastic for bags. Super strong, durable and comes in a variety of gorgeous colours? Sounds like everything I look for in a yarn for bags! I can’t wait to get started on my project using this yarn. In fact, I’m going to go get started on that now. Happy Hooking friends!
Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried CotLin yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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- We Crochet Comfy Worsted Yarn Review
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- Stroll Gradient Yarn Review
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