Remember when I visited Germany last year, and Stephanie gifted me a lovely yellow ball of Vinnis Colour yarn from South Africa?
I fell in love with it immediately, so when Natasja approached me and asked me if I wanted to do a yarn review on the cotton version of the Vinnis, I didn’t hesitate for one second! :)
Natasja sent me four balls of scrumptiously soft Vinnis Colours in mahogany brown, desert sand, antique brown and ballet pink (best colour way names ever by the way!), for me to play around with.
It comes in 50g balls which have 119 meters of yarn on them. It’s a DK (double knit) weight, and works up best with a 4mm hook (depending on your tension of course), or 3.5mm knitting needles.
This yarn feels very soft to the touch. It’s not rough at all, like some other cotton yarns out there. It’s also hand dyed, how cool is that? The yarn label tells you a bit more about where it came from:
“This yarn is hand dyed and balled by women from an economically depressed rural area of South Africa. The sale of this product has empowered them and brought economic benefits to their community. Hand dyed yarn gives your garment a unique marbled effect.”
The good news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to South Africa to get this yarn, because Natasja is selling it in her Etsy shop, CrocheTime!
And now for more awesome news: Natasja is offering 10% off your yarn order! :) Use code ‘WINKIEFLASH’ upon checkout from her Etsy shop CrocheTime, but hurry: only the first 10 people there get to snag that discount away!
I will be creating a groovy (and free!) pattern with this yarn, so watch this space! I’m planning on releasing it somewhere in February.