Lotus from DesigningVashti


from DesigningVashti
Sport (12 wpi) ?
256 yards
(234 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
24.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm
3.5mm (E) - 4.5mm
52% Cotton
48% Manufactured Fibers - Rayon / Viscose
smooth, lustrous, z-twist drape!
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Machine Wash
Color: Solid color
Construction: Z Twist
Ply: Multi ply (5+)
Dyed: United States, The two fiber types can give a subtle high-low effect to a deeper color. Use gentle cycle if machine washed. Use cold water for deeper colors.
Milled: United States
Source of fiber: United States

We’re discontinuing this yarn after nine years. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your support and for your creativity with our yarn!

Watch Ellen Gormley’s first yarn unboxing video with our Lotus yarn.

Why “Z-Twist”? What does it mean?

Lotus is spun in a final counterclockwise (Z-twisted) direction for superior compatibility with crochet. For most crocheters this reduces “splitting” (that’s when the crochet hook splits the plies - catches on only some of its strands during crocheting). Crocheting with a z-twisted yarn speeds up crocheting, looks prettier, and the yarn stays new-looking longer. The average plied yarn available in the US today is spun with a final “S-Twist” instead (clockwise direction).

The starting yarn end at the center of each ball is HOOK READY™: It’s waiting for you because we’ve attached it to the yarn label. It’s wound in a center-pull cake shape so that it sits flat as you crochet with it.

Few to NO Mill Knots! It’s proudly made in an American mill that also serves the fashion industry.

The cotton content keeps the yarn from feeling too limp and slippery while the rayon gives a fine pearly sheen to stitches. Spritz with water later and the rayon’s silky drape comes out, while the cotton fibers plump a bit to create beautiful pearly stitches.

Machine wash and dry Lotus on a gentle setting with like colors. As with most fashion fabrics, hand washing and air drying will extend its life.

More Lotus choices are here: One-pound cones, two-pound cones, and cute Snacks (85 yd, 33 g cupcake balls).

Vashti is blogging about it:

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