July 31, 2013
We just shipped a Blue Sky Trunk Show back, but before we sent it, I photographed some of the beautiful samples that we had on display here at the shop. Blue Sky Skinny Cotton is a sport weight yarn that is 100% organic cotton, dyed with low impact dyes. Organic cotton is cotton that has been grown from plants that have had no chemicals introduced (like fertilizers or pesticides.) Interestingly, cotton plants in general cover 55% of the world’s cultivated land use, but accounts for 75% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other crop. This yarn base has a nice twist and knits up beautifully. Look at some of the samples we had:
Shawl Collar Vest (out of Coral)
Skinny Cardigan and Market Tote (out of Blackberry and Zinc, Tote out of Basil)
Swing Cardigan (out of French Blue)
Beatrice Top (out of Gravel)
Harriet Dress (out of Glacier)
When I pulled the Harriet Dress out of the box? Everyone standing around gave a collective, “Awwwww!” It’s the cutest little dress. If you’re looking for some nice cotton for lighter weight tops or sweaters, give the Skinny Cotton a try. (Need more pattern suggestions? Try Milena, Ruched Yoke Tee, Eeek, Quinn Sweater, Lucia, and of course you all need a McHenry.) If you’re placing an order with us in the next week and would like a little mini sample to see it in person, just add an order note and we’ll pop one in your order. We have a few left from the Trunk Show!