I couldn’t choose a single favorite yarn — but if I had to make list of my top ten picks for best yarns ever, Knitpicks Simply Cotton Worsted yarn would definitely be on it. I’m a huge fan of this yarn. So if you want the short version of this product review, you can stop reading right now and simply go buy this yarn. Or read on for more details about why this yarn is one of my favorites.
Simply Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn by Knitpicks — A 100% Organic Cotton Yarn
“Simply Cotton Worsted” is a 100% organic cotton yarn that an online retailer known as “Knitpicks” manufactures. The yarn is available in
two three weights; the worsted weight version is the subject of this yarn review, and there’s also a sport weight version of the yarn available. Update: There’s now a fingering weight available, too. I haven’t tried it yet.
It’s exciting to think about all the design possibilities you have at your fingertips with two different yarn weights available. If you like making coordinating sets of items and you need worsted weight yarns for some of the items and sport weight yarns for the others, this yarn is an outstanding choice for that.
The Simply Cotton Color Palette — In the past, Knitpicks used to make a wonderful variety of heathered and natural colors of this yarn available. The dyed colorways have been discontinued. Last time I checked, the natural / undyed color with the color name “Marshmallow” was the only one available.
Price I Paid for the Yarn — $4.99 and $5.99 US Dollars (There were two different prices; the higher price was for the dyed yarn colors when they were previously available, and the lower price is for the natural “Marshmallow” color.)
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the Yarn — This is the same price I paid; Knitpicks is actually both the manufacturer and the retailer.
Fiber Content — 100% organic cotton
Suggested Crochet Hook Size — I – K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Suggested Gauge for Crochet — 11–14 sc = 4” on I – K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Suggested Knitting Needle Size — #7-8 needles (4.5mm – 5.0mm)
Suggested Gauge for Knitting — 4.5 sts = 1″ on #7-8 needles (4.5mm – 5.0mm)
Care Instructions — Unlike some of the other organic cotton yarns I’ve seen for sale, this yarn can be machine washed and tumble dried. WOOHOO! That makes it an outstanding choice for all kinds of things ranging from kitchen projects to baby items and kids’ clothes.
I’ve been exceptionally pleased with the quality of Simply Cotton yarn. So far, I’ve used five different balls of it, and I’ve only found one flaw between all five. That’s outstanding.
Simply Cotton yarn is incredibly soft. It’s delightful to touch and lovely to work with.
Where to Buy Knitpicks Simply Cotton Worsted Yarn
This yarn is available for sale at the Knitpicks website. Click here to shop for this yarn at Knitpicks.
Or you can click here to see the sport weight version of this yarn, which I also highly recommend.
Find Free Crochet Patterns for Using Knitpicks Simply Cotton Yarn:
- Crochet Snowflake Potholders: These use both weights of Simply Cotton. The main body of the potholder is crocheted in the worsted weight, and the snowflake embellishment is crocheted in the sport weight.
- This Puff Stitch Washcloth utilizes the lighter weight version of Simply Cotton yarn.
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This page was last updated on 3-26-2019.