A couple of weeks ago, we received a phone call from a gentleman (we'll call him Jeff, because that's his name) representing a yarn line. I agreed to meet with him, and in the meantime looked at the offerings on their website. I was less than encouraged by what I saw -- lots and lots of novelty things (think fun fur, ladder yarns, etc.). When he arrived, I warned him that I had looked at the site and he said not to despair, that he didn't have ONLY novelty yarns.
So we talked, and he showed me many, many, yarns. He had pulled out a yarn that was a thin cotton that caught my eye...but then Jeff reached into his sample case and pulled out a skein of cotton that sent my heart soaring. It was thinner than the Universal Cotton that we have (and love!), but there was something else: It was very, very reminiscent of the Mission Falls 1824 Cotton of old (or should i write olde?) That boingy, springy ply was there -- but it was soft! I grabbed the skein and asked for the color card, and that was all she wrote.
Each 3.5 oz skein contains a whopping 219 yards. The suggested gauge is 21-24 stitches over 4" using a US 5 - 7 needle (or for you crocheters, 12-17 stitches over 4" using an I hook). I used less than one skein to make the adorable Lemon Chiffon dress that now adorns our sample wall.
As you can see from the photograph, the colors are not limited to pastels -- there is a lovely purple, a gorgeous red, and a deep teal to tempt you to create something lightweight, just in time for warmer weather.