Monday, April 14, 2014

Yarn Feature: Sakura Cotton

Sakura Cotton by Estelle is considered an aran weight yarn. It consists of 218 yards or 199 meters per 100 gram skein. It is made up of 50% cotton, 30% rayon, and 20% silk. It is a plied yarn and has a gradual colour shift, making it self striping. It comes in 6 colourways. There are currently 7 free patterns to support this yarn on Estelle's website.

I knit the Triangle Shawl in the Norikura colourway. This pattern requires 2 skeins, for a total cost of $26. This is a versatile project as it can be worn as a shawl, scarf, or beach cover up. The pattern is easily extendable if you'd like to add a 3rd or even 4th skein as Kay Lynne did below.

This is Cheryl's Triangle Shawl knit in Ontake colourway
Triangle Shawl in Norikura colourway

Triangle Shawl knit by Kay Lynne with 4 skeins in the Minami colourway.
We currently have 5 of the six colourways in stock. Each skein retails for $13. Come by to pick up this great yarn and knit yourself up a spring shawl!