“ Patons / knitting / 4 ply yarn. „
As a keen knitter and a lover of cotton yarns, I wanted to give this a go when I discovered it in the local yarn shop.
One ball weighs 50g and is approximately 142 yards (130 metres) and is 100% cotton. It is 4ply/fingering weight, and therefore a needle size of 3.25mm is recommended. One ball of this costs about £4 in my local shop, but I've also seen it available online for a little less.
This yarn is so lovely to knit up - I've found that a lot of cotton yarns are slightly hard/tough and generally just very unpleasant to knit with. This was lovely and soft and caused no discomfort at all - it was a real pleasure to knit with.
4ply cotton yarns are difficult to find, unless I purchase them off the internet, whereas I've found this is is available in a variety of shops locally. They sell various bright, vibrant colours (which can be very hard to find in cotton yarns), as well as some nice paler colours also.
I used this to knit up some items for a baby and after a wash they came out perfectly soft and still looking as beautiful as when they went into the washing machine. The yarn is machine washable which is a huge bonus, especially for baby/children knitting.
I also like that the label tells me, "the quality is certified by Biore and GOTS, guaranteeing both ecological cotton cultivation and environmentally friendly processing, from cotton harvest to finished yarn.
Neither artificial fertilizers nor any chemical pesticides are employed on the cotton plants." - although I]m happy to knit with most types of fibres, it's nice to know this and makes me even happier to knit with it.
Definitely recommend it to keen knitters out there.