Large Ball of Z-Twisted Lotus Yarn: "Black Gleam"
- Item #: LotusBlk
- Manufacturer: DV Mill #1
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Each double-sized ball has 256 yds (235 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g), and NO mill knots (on rare occasions one does slip through). It's a versatile "sport weight" thickness, equivalent to #2 Fine Weight; a.k.a. Light DK. It can be used for many of your favorite patterns; see below.
Lotus is "hook ready" because the starting yarn end of its center-pull ball is waiting for you: it's attached to the yarn label. (No more "yarn barf.")
Machine wash and dry Lotus gently with like colors, although as with most fashion fabrics, hand washing and air drying will extend its life.
Designers Doris Chan and Vashti Braha carefully chose the Z-twisted plying and fiber blending of Lotus to optimize the crochet experience. It interacts beautifully with crochet stitches. Of course you will love knitting and weaving with it too.
About This Black Gleam Color
Black Gleam is a solid color deepened with gleaming black highlights. As the ultimate neutral, it enhances all other colors of Lotus.
Patterns for Lotus
Scroll down to see thirteen more colors of Lotus, and some pattern ideas. To find out when we add new patterns for Lotus, subscribe to the free Crochet Inspirations newsletter. Need advice about substituting Lotus for a specific crochet pattern? Visit our helpful forums in Ravelry: Doris Chan Crochet, Vashti's Crochet Lounge.
How to Substitute Lotus Yarn with Your Favorite Patterns: If the crochet hook called for in the pattern is a US F-5 (3.75 mm), G-6 (4.00 mm), or G-7 (4.50 mm), then look next at the type of yarn listed. If it's primarily cotton or rayon (a.k.a. viscose, bamboo, tencel) and looks smooth, chances are great that Lotus will give you the results you're looking for. (As for any pattern, swatch and damp block it. You'll see its lovely drape too!)
Especially with lacy projects, Lotus may also work great with a pattern calling for a US H-8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook. Doris Chan crocheted a lovely Jolimar Skirt with Lotus and a US H-8 hook. (It was originally designed with Naturallycaron Spa, a discontinued yarn, and a US I-9/6mm hook.) Especially with jewelry, bags, belts, and kitchen projects, Lotus Yarn works great in a tighter gauge, such as a US E-4 (3.50 mm) crochet hook. For example, Vashti successfully substituted Lotus colors for her Aran Rozsanas Wristcuff pattern.