SOFTNESS – HIGH DURABILITY – ORGANIC YARN - THE FINEST COTTON SPECIES - QUALITY - OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
The fibers of the Pima cotton are so long and fine, that it must be hand-picked to avoid getting it tangled up. The fibers have an almost silky shine and results in a delicate and soft cotton yarn.
Because of the long fibers of the Pima cotton, the yarn does not need to be twisted as many times, therefore, the yarn remains soft.
The extra long fibers are included in the group of cotton called ELS (extra long staple). The long fibers of the cotton increases the quality and causes, that they do not fray as easy – also known as peeling tendency. This makes Pima cotton very lasting, and a durable cotton of the finest quality.
Pima cotton has higher strengths and durability than almost any other cotton, furthermore, it is more resistant to shrinkage and fading.
The Pima cotton is coloured according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in solid and unique colours, specially made for CaMaRose.
The softness of the Pima cotton makes it very suitable for baby, children’s and adult knitwear, or for those who prefer cotton instead of wool. I have made a lot of knitwear in Pima cotton for my children and have designed and written a lot of patterns for Pima cotton by now. Customers often mistake Pimabomuld for being wool, because of its softness. My experience is, that many knitters prefer wool over cotton, because they think cotton gets hard after washing. This is also the case with a LOT of cotton on the market, but the Pima cotton also stands out here and remains soft, wash after wash. So, if you have a fright for cotton and have not tried Økologisk Pimabomuld, I am sure, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Pima cotton keeps well in use and after washing, and does not get hard after getting washed. I have a lot of customers statement on this by now. Just like it is important to wash wool with the correct detergent, it is just as important to wash cotton with the right detergent, containing enzymes and is specially developed for cotton. I will recommend washing the finished work at 30-40o C.
The recommended gauge is 28 sts per 10 cm on a 2.5 - 3 mm needle. The length is 200 meters per skein (50 grams). You can buy my Økologisk Pimabomuld at some of my retailers.
I hope you will enjoy my ØKOLOGISK PIMABOMULD just as much as I do.
Best wishes, Trine Bertelsen
- Materials: 100% organic cotton
- OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified.
- Recommended gauge: 28 sts x 40 rows.
- Recommended needles: 2.5 – 3.0 mm.
- Weight / length: 50 grams = approx. 200 meters.
- The finished work can be washed in the washing machine at 30-40o C with a detergent for cotton / Lay flat to dry.
CaMaRoses OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certificate