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Bobita from Barka

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Bobita discontinued
Sport (12 wpi) ?
164 yards
(150 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
24.0 to 26.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm
4mm (G) - 5mm (H)
100% Cotton

The fairy Bóbita is the subject of a children’s verse by the Hungarian poet Sándor Weöres. The yarn is made from organic cotton certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard. This alone testifies that it belongs to gentle kin, but if that were its only pedigree then we might not have accepted it into the illustrious company of barka yarns. What else can our Bóbita show for itself? First of all, it is noticeably softer and finer to the touch than average cotton. Secondly, the way it is plied gives it a number of favourable qualities. It is immediately striking how beautifully light refracts from the surface of the yarn. This is thanks to the way that four pairs of threads are first twisted clockwise and then wound together anticlockwise. This cabled structure is rarely found because it is more expensive to manufacture – but it is certainly worth it! The yarn possesses an unusual elasticity due to the cotton, knits wonderfully, and provides a smooth surface. Nevertheless, the finished work will be much less liable to becoming fuzzy.

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