Introducing Cotton Fine
By Brown Sheep Co.
We’re proud to introduce the latest line-up in the Loom & Spindle Yarn + Fibre range - Cotton Fine by Brown Sheep Co..
This sumptuous blend of pima cotton and merino wool delivers a light and resilient yarn ideal for summer wardrobe staples and textiles for the home.
The long stapled pima cotton guarantees pieces will be smooth and soft to the touch, while offering resistance to pilling, wrinkling and fading.
The addition of merino wool adds strength and memory, ensuring your projects will have longevity to be enjoyed for years to come.
In a palette of 12 wearable hues, Cotton Fine will suit a range of hand worked garments and textile pieces.
FIBRE CONTENT: 80% Pima Cotton, 20% Merino Wool
YARN WEIGHT EQUIVALENT: Fingering/4ply
NET WEIGHT: 50g (1.75oz)
APPROX. YARDAGE: 196m (215yd)
CONSTRUCTION: 12 ply, light twist
CARE: Cold hand wash (see notes below)
The gauge information given below are suggestions to provide guidance when planning your projects. We always recommend that you swatch prior to starting to determine a configuration that results in the ideal fabric and hand feel for your project.
26 stitches over 10cm, using 2.75mm needles (6 ½ stitches per inch, US size 2 needles).
21 - 32 stitches over 10cm, using 2.25 - 3.5mm hook (5 – 8 stitches per inch, US size B-1 to E-4 hook).
WEAVING For Yardage
10 epi (40 ends / 10cm) – For fabrics with drape and a light hand feel.
12 epi (50 ends / 10cm) – For hard wearing fabrics that require a tight, firm weave.
For hand knit and crochet projects we recommend that you follow the washing instructions provided by Brown Sheep Co. (see notes below).
Weaving projects may require a more vigorous finishing technique to full the fabric. For sturdy plain weave fabrics we suggest a machine wash and tumble dry. For delicate weaves, we suggest a cool hand wash with or without agitation.
Notes from Brown Sheep CO.
Brown Sheep Co. recommends hand washing Cotton Fine in cool water using a mild detergent or wool wash and 30ml of white vinegar. Then rinsing thoroughly, adding another 30ml of white vinegar to the last clear rinse. Roll gently in a towel to remove excess water, do not twist or wring. Lay flat to dry. Press with a cool iron if needed.
Brown Sheep advise that some migration of colour is normal and can be expected during the first wash of Cotton Fine. It is suggested that for projects consisting of two or more colours that they be swatched and test-washed before beginning.
About Brown Sheep
Brown Sheep Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated yarn spinning mill. They proudly support U.S. wool growers, manufacturing their yarns in the heart of the U.S.A. They’re determined to produce high quality yarns along with providing a livelihood for their hardworking employees. Brown Sheep yarns are dyed with 85% recycled water — read more about their sustainable water practices here.