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Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Swatch of Kangaroo Isle - 17
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Cairns
Queensland Collection

Cairns

Regular price $14.75 $0.00 Unit price per
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Ordering Note:  Make sure to click on the BALL of yarn, not the swatch to select the colorway you're ordering.  :) 

These are fun little balls of a lovely variegated hypoallergenic cotton and acrylic chainette yarn that look especially good when crocheted, but also look fabulous when knitted.

My friend Mary had just finished a really attractive crocheted cowl when I had to ask which yarn she was using.  She popped the label out of her bag and it turned out to be Cairns from the Queensland Collection.  Her cowl was a perfect weight for California fall and winter weather.  It was really attractive in a crocheted linen stitch that she'd used, plus I found that the variations and self-striping was really attractive.

Then, I looked more closely at the construction of the yarn, and that fascinated me.  It's made from 2 interlocking chainettes, which give the yarn a nice spring plus makes the transition from color to color more gradual and interesting.

An extra bonus is that Mary was able to handle the yarn with no problems despite having serious allergies to almost all animal fibers.  I have a few friends in this category so that pretty much clinched the deal and I couldn't help but add it to the product lines I'm carrying!

Approx 174 m (190 yds) per 100 g (3.5 oz) Ball
Worsted Weight (#4 Medium)
Suggested Knit Gauge: Approx 18 sts per 10 cm (4 in)
Suggested Knitting Needles:  5 mm (US 8)
Suggested Crochet Gauge:  11-14 sts per 10 cm (4 in)
Suggested Crochet Hooks:  5 mm (US H/8)
Machine Wash Cold Water (30 C), Gentle Cycle
Dry Flat, Iron Low Heat
Dry Cleaning OK