We’re excited to share a rainbow of new colors in Cascade Nifty Cotton!
Cascade Nifty Cotton:
- aran weight
- 100% cotton
- 185 yards/100 grams
- $8 each
It had been a while since we ordered this economical aran weight cotton, so we were due for new colors as well as restocking the old.
Nifty Cotton can be machine-washed and dried, a cotton yarn without a mercerized lustre. That matte quality makes the yarn “thirstier,” more absorbent, and thus, ideal for making dishcloths. Here are a few pattern ideas for knitters and crocheters alike!
- “Grandmother’s Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth,” by Gina Lynette – knit, garter stitch
- “Linoleum Dishcloth,” by Kay Gardiner – knit, mosaic
- “Iron Gate Dishcloth,” by Amie Palmer – knit, cables
- “Serene Spa Washcloth,” by Lion Brand Yarn – crochet, textured
- “Bright Chevron Dishcloth,” by Tamara Kelly – crochet, 2-color chevron stripes
- “Sylvan Star Washcloth,” by Lion Brand Yarn – crochet, star-shaped
Look for Cascade Nifty Cotton in the aran weight section here at our shop! We’re open from 11-5:30, Tuesdays-Saturdays, masks required for entry.
Allow me to introduce you to one of the Berroco yarns we have on sale this week: Pure Pima.
Pure Pima is a dk weight cotton which comes in bright, solid colors, with 115 yards on each 50 gram ball. I’ve written here before about a lovely Norah Gaughan sweater we have at the shop made in Pure Pima, which beautifully illustrates its use in garments. Poking around on Ravelry, I found a cute free pattern from Knitty which calls for Pure Pima–a retro-styled sleeveless top called “Petrie.” What else is a dk weight cotton good for? Baby sweaters, blankets and hats, of course, as well as lightweight shawls and scarves, market bags… and dishcloths.
Yes, I took home a few fistfulls of Pure Pima over the weekend and started knitting a kitchen towel, using the classic Ballband Dishcloth pattern with a few extra pattern repeats. It’s a classic for a reason, as it turns out: free, easy to memorize, and pleasant to look at. I never thought I’d knit something that I planned to wipe my hands, dishes, and counters with, but there you have it: I’m knitting a kitchen towel and loving it.
Come by the shop to pick up some Pure Pima for your own burgeoning collection of handknit kitchenwares, or for any other project wanting dk weight cotton. Be sure to check out the other discounted Berroco yarns this week, too!
Just a reminder–all sales are final on sale items; there can be no exchanges, no returns, nor will we special order. Thanks!