Pima 100 from Berocco is a worsted weight and machine washable cotton yarn. I'm imagining Pima 100 for baby clothes, warm-weather accessories (shawls!), three season sweaters, and blankets.
What makes Pima cotton special? Pima cotton is a type of extra-long staple cotton which means that the individual fibers are at least one and three-eighths inches in length. Longer cotton fibers result in a finished yarns and fabrics that are softer, stronger, and longer-lasting than those made with short staple cotton.
Pima cotton originated in Peru but earned its name from the Pima tribe of American Indians who cultivated this superior strain of cotton in the south-west United States. Today, Pima is grown in Peru, Australia, and the United States. Pima cotton is silky and smooth and resists pilling. Notably, garments made with Pima cotton hold their shape beautifully. Unmercerized Pima cotton is the strongest of all cottons and is especially absorbent.
Pima 100 will even make crocheted or knitted dishcloths that are durable and long-lasting.
Skein Information: 3.5 oz / 100 g & 219 yds / 200 m
Knitting Gauge: 7 (US) / 4.5 mm 5 sts = 1" & 20 sts x 28 rows = 4" (10cm)
Crochet Gauge: G (US) /4 mm 4.5 sc = 1" & 18 sc x 21 rows = 4" (10cm)
Yarn Wash Info: Machine Wash in cold water, delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.