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Jumpstart your summer projects with Jo Sharp cottons!

Jo Sharp Cottons

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If you’ve got summer knitting on the brain, then you’ll want to hear about Jo Sharp’s two wonderful cotton yarns – Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn and Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn. Cotton fans and skeptics alike will love the softness and versatility of these yarns.

 

Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn
Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn

A lot of you might hear “cotton yarn” and cringe, your mind conjuring up images of stiff, shapeless garments that only get more shapeless as time goes on. Not to mention how hard some cottons can be on your hands after some quality knitting time! I can honestly say, though, that those problems do not occur with these yarns. Allow me to illustrate…

The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a perfect example of the lightweight, wear-with-everything summer cardigan I’m always in search of. This go-to cardigan is knit out of Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn, which is way softer and more buttery than you’d expect from a 100% cotton yarn. The Soho Summer has a subtle sheen to it, but it’s loftier and squishier than most mercerized cotton yarns. This yarn manages to hold its shape well, and it’s soft as can be.

 

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Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn

Another popular pattern here at the shop is the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Also knit from Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn, this simple pattern gives you options for different sleeve and body lengths, from cropped to tunic and tee length to bracelet length. The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is another shop favorite, as is the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] .

 

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Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn
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And we can’t forget the crocheters!  I love the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] for warmer weather.  With options for two different lengths, a drawstring for a fully adjustable fit, and a color scheme that makes for great stash busting, this skirt has just about everything.  Use Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn or a combination of any DK weight yarns you like.

 

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Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn

That’s a whole lot about Jo Sharp’s DK Cotton. What about Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn?  This stuff makes me shake my head in admiration every time I work with it. Desert Garden is a blend of 65% cotton and 35% microfibre, which makes it far less dense and heavy than any other aran weight cotton I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] showcases these traits beautifully. Breathable, soft, lightweight and sturdy, this yarn offers excellent stitch definition and a heavenly loft. Desert Garden will work equally well for the Knitbot Sweet Pleat- the hardest part would be picking a color!

 

Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn
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Knitbot Sweet Pleat  Knitbot Sweet Pleat

Some other great patterns for Desert Garden are the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] and [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Each of these pullovers is a timeless classic. Folks on Ravelry also love the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , which can be worn right side-up or upside-down, creating two different looks. Very fun! Or if you’re looking for a smaller project you could check out the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . All of these patterns use Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn, so you know they’ll be super wearable.

 

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Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn

This isn’t the first time I’ve extolled the virtues of Jo Sharp’s two wonderful cotton yarns, and it probably won’t be my last. In the meantime, I’m going to be busy making my own [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] out of Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn in our color 0255, Siren red. Just in time for summer!

 

Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn  Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn

(Jo Sharp’s patterns are available as downloads too!)

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Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn
Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn

 

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