Berroco Pure Pima Yarn – Yarn Review
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 by Rhonda Bell
Yarn: Berroco Pure Pima Yarn
Yardage: 115 yards (106 meters)
Weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Fiber Content: 100% Pima Cotton
Gauge: 22 stitches X 26 rows = 10 cm/4 inches
Recommended Needle Size: 4 mm/6 US
Care Instructions: Machine wash on delicate cycle in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
I purchased Berroco Pure Pima Yarn in hopes of using it for a tank top. I’ve knitted with cotton before for summer garments and have been disappointed after a couple wears. I’m not sure why I though this yarn would be different.
Don’t get me wrong. I think Berroco Pure Pima Yarn is a great cotton yarn. When I knitted my swatch, I used a size 1 US needle and the resulting stockinette and seed stitch were lovely. I didn’t care so much for the 1 by 1 ribbing though.
I think this yarn would be great for wash clothes and dish clothes. I could also see it used for a baby blanket if it wasn’t knit in stockinette but with a more textured stitch like seed or moss stitch.