As the temperatures heat up, we knitters look for yarns that keep us cool and comfortable in warm climates. Berroco Modern Cotton™ is a great yarn for summertime garments and accessories—it’s a blend of cotton and rayon that’s super soft to the touch. Modern Cotton features a generous yardage—209 yards to 100 grams—and comes in 36 shades. It knits at a worsted weight gauge and is machine washable, making this yarn an excellent choice for quickly knitting children’s garments. Our recommended needle size is a US 7 (4.5 mm), but as my tension is a little loose, I knit my swatch on a size 6 (4 mm).
You can see how the stitches lay nice and flat. The fabric has a subtle sheen to it, and has a great weighty drape when I hold the swatch. The construction of Modern Cotton helps it stay soft. Many cotton yarns can be hard on the hands while knitting, but Modern Cotton’s construction of 8 two-ply strands with the addition of rayon helps to soften the yarn, both in the hank and the finished fabric.
We’ve got 28 patterns that use Berroco Modern Cotton, including 8 free patterns. What have you made with Modern Cotton?