A simple but perfect yarn! Beautifully combed and closely spun from five fine cotton threads, it can form the essential basis of a yarn kit belonging to a knitter or crocheter of any level of knowledge. It may not seem remarkable, but once you try the yarn then you are sure to become fond of it – everything you could expect from a cotton yarn it can achieve to the maximum. A strong and durable yarn, it quickly absorbs moisture and just as quickly dries, making it an ideal garment from the arrival of the storks in spring to their leaving in the autumn –hence the name. Extremely versatile to use, it superbly retains both the textured and the multi-coloured patterns, and it copes bravely equally with knitting and crocheting needles. For good measure it offers all of this at a favourable price. You can allow yourself to be tempted towards prettier and more exciting yarns – we knitters are like that, aren’t we? – but you are going to keep coming back to it as to a reliable, old friend.