Knitting + Internet = I get to meet amazing people doing amazing things. Laurie of Knit Outta the Box is one of those people! We ‘met’ on twitter because we are both huge Tigers fans, and our emails to each other often close with a ‘Go Tigers!’. The knitting connection is just a bonus.
So when Laurie asked me to review one of her new yarns I jumped at the chance, and a few days later a ball of KB Sifa Silver Cotton appeared on my doorstep.
From Knit Outta the Box: Silver has been known for centuries to possess healing qualities, as well as an anti-bacterial element. Sifa Silver Cotton yarn is spun with over 5% pure silver, is naturally colored and chain plied. When knit it creates beautiful stitch definition. Warm in winter and cool in summer, it is the perfect year round yarn.
100% pure Turkish cotton spun with over 5% pure silver. 50g (1.76 oz.), 70m (77 yds.). Gauge/24 st = 4″ US#5.
Sifa Silver Cotton is produced exclusively by KB Yarns in Turkey in collaboration with local spinners who possess a passion and deep-rooted knowledge for fiber, handed down through generations. Fair trade and fair labor practices apply to all products. Available in the US and Canada exclusively through Knit Outta the Box.
I spent a morning knitting with Sifa Silver Cotton and I don’t think I’ve knit with another yarn quite like it. You can see in the above pictures that it’s kind of braided together like a shoelace, and when I first pulled it out of it’s ball I didn’t think it was going to have a lot of give and might be hard to knit, like many straight cotton yarns.
But I cast on and knit a few rows in St st and it was surprisingly lovely! I used size 5s and got a very stiff fabric kind of like linen, and very soft to the touch. The yarn was easy to knit with and has just enough give so you aren’t struggling to get your stitches off and on the needle.
Immediately all my initial doubts were gone, and instead of wondering what I was going to do with this tiny ball of stiff yarn I started imagining all of the amazing things I could design for Sifa Silver Cotton exclusively. Knit Outta the Box has a growing pattern store with patterns using Sifa Silver Cotton for two pairs of slippers and a really cute twisted turban, but the possibilities are endless. It would be great for clutches, purses, headbands; a crazy wide variety of warm and cold weather accessories.
It’s even, apparently, cat approved, since I can’t have a photo shoot without Pudge getting in the way!
And a huge thank you to Laurie for asking me to take a peek at this yarn!Pin It