Be So Easy Yarn by Kristin Omdahl
- #5 bulky weight,100% milk cotton yarn
- 145 yds (132m) per 3.5 oz (100g)
- Available in 20 gorgeous colors
Working with bulky weight yarns has so many benefits. As a beginner it is much easier to grasp new techniques with thicker yarn and larger tools. And because the projects work up quickly, the instant gratification is a wonderful reward for beginners as well. I personally love the texture of larger scale projects like afghans and blankets. And let’s not forget the warmth factor! Smaller projects can be whipped up in a couple hours or less, while the larger projects take more time but are so worth the efforts for ultimate coziness and warmth.
Suggested crochet gauge:
8 – 12 sts = 4 in (10cm)
K/10.5 (6.5mm) – N/13 (9mm)
Suggested knitting gauge:
9 – 14 sts = 4 in (10cm)
US10.5 (6.5mm) – US13 (9mm)
Machine wash warm with mild detergent, delicate cycle.
Tumble dry low.
Laundry bag recommended.
This gorgeous yarn is available in 20 colors: Bisque, Black, Cornflower, Cream, Cyan, Fuchsia, Goldenrod, Lavender, Pine Green, Pink Lemonade, Putty, Raisin, Raspberry, Ruby Red, Sage Green, Sea Green, Slate Grey, Sky Blue, Taupe and Teal.
You may be wondering what is milk cotton yarn? Milk cotton yarn is a bio-synthetic yarn made by dehydrating and skimming milk, then extracting the proteins. The proteins can then be liquidized and spun. To stabilize and make the fiber more durable, there is an additional tanning step with aluminum salts and acrylonitrile. This additional step provides a matte, cotton-like texture and tensility.
It is matte, lofty and soft, which are generally properties of natural fibers but with benefits of synthetics. It produces a strong fiber that is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and feels great next to the skin. It is wonderful for babies, children and sensitive skin. It is also antibacterial and anti-fungal because amino acids are present in the fiber.
Yarn fibers are usually categorized as either animal, plant or synthetic (man made). Synthetic yarns can be further broken down into petroleum based (e.g. nylon, acrylics) or bio-synthetics. Milk cotton yarn is a bio-synthetic and has been around since the 1930s!
The family of Kristin Omdahl Yarns are 100% thoughtfully sourced and 100% gorgeous. All of Kristin Omdahl Yarns are supported with professional, well written and beautiful knit and crochet patterns, many of which are supported with supplemental tutorial videos, too. Browse other quality Kristin Omdahl products including tools, books, and so much more in the Store.
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