Well – what can we say! This has been the hit of the Summer 2020 yarns. Naturals is, well, a natural for summer tops and is a favourite for just about anything! Janie Crow used it for her Fruit Garden Crochet along this year and it was just beautiful for that (at time of writing we have one pack left in stock). The Colour range is amazing for a newly launched cotton blend with 23 colours. We stocked all 23 ready for Wonderwool which was sadly postponed due to Covid restrictions but Covid didn’t stop us selling! The yarn is a mix of bamboo and cotton giving it a lovely drape and sheen and has amazing metreage which means that it can be used for big projects without breaking the bank, Technically it is a DK but Jenny has used it successfully for 4-ply projects too – just check your tension before you start!
Stylecraft are always brilliant when it comes to colours with the Naturals range is more in line with their Yarn Stories colours than their Special so the colours are quite subtle. With 250m/100g, one balls goes a long way – for to five balls for an adult summer top and only one for a first size baby jacket. It is easy to knit and crochet with although as it is cotton-bamboo it is quite slippery on the needles. It can be used for colourwork but care has to be taken securing the ends when finishing as it can slip undone.
Naturals can be machine washed and dried in the tumble drier on cool. Jenny has used other bamboo yarns in the past and advocates care as it can lose its sheen if washed carelessly.
60% bamboo/40% cotton 100g/250m balls.
Knits to DK tension with 22 st x 30 rows on 4 mm needles.
Swatch to check first, but it can be used for 4-ply patterns too.
Can be machine washed on 30 degrees, tumble dried on cool and can be dry cleaned.
A great all-round yarn for both knit and crochet and has good pattern support from Stylecraft.
One of the best yarns of the Summer season with lovely colours and drape. Ideal if you don’t like the feel of wool or the fact that synthetics don’t biodegrade easily.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this'
Ruth's rating: 0
Jenny's rating: 0
This is a lovely cotton mix yarn with lots of colours in the range. It is accessible to most budgets giving a luxury look to an affordable project. Beautiful drape to the finished garments. Ideal for knitting and crochet.
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