Cotton yarn in superfine (size 1) is my most used yarn and it’s perfect for tops. and you can make really delicate pieces when matching it with a 3 mm hook.
I especially like the organic cotton from Mayflower because of its very soft and light texture and beautiful colors.
I also want to try out this cotton yarn from Shamrocks which also has my preffered yarn size 1.
Yarn for Olivia halterneck dress:
is a cotton yarn in size 4 (aran/worsted). It is great for sweaters or vests or accessories like bags and hats.
It’s more heavy than our first cotton yarn, but because it’s cotton it’s more breathable than syntethic fibers.
in size 3 (DK/worsted) is a blend of cotton, viscose and linen.
This makes it a good vegan substitute for wool because of the warm qualities of viscose and linen.
is a merino/polyamide blend in size 2 (sport).
It’s perfect for making clothes that is both light and warm on the body.
Is a super bulky wool yarn that comes in many different colors. It’s super fun and quick to work with and the result could be a warm and comfy sweater that you would never want to take off.
Finding the right yarn size
When I refer to yarn sizes in my patterns I use this scheme and use both US and UK terms. Make sure to look at the yardage to be sure you are picking the right size yarn. I most often use size 1.
size 0 = lace (hook: 1,5-2,5)
size 1 = fingering (hook: 2,5-3)
size 2 = sport (hook: 3,5-4,5)
size 3 = worsted (hook: 4,5-5,5)
size 4 = aran (5,5-6,5)
size 5 = bulky (6,5-9)
size 6 = super bulky (8 and up)