Eco Cotton by Anette Eriksson is a cotton blend yarn made in Turkey.
- It is 85% cotton and 15% polyester.
- It comes in 100g balls with 220m per ball and a 200g version as well.
- Eco Cotton and the Eco Cotton xl by Anette Eriksson sells for $9/$15 a ball at Spotlight, but is regularly on sale.
- The label recommends 5mm needles.
- Gauge – 10″ x 10″ equals 22 rows by 17 stitches.
- Spotlight has approximately 15 solid colours of Eco Cotton available, although it seems only a couple are in both versions.
- The label recommends to warm machine wash and dry flat.
- The weight of the yarn is not marked on the label, but I would say it’s a weight ‘3’ yarn or 8 ply/dk (double knit).
The project I chose to review this yarn with is a little larger than what I generally would choose, but I started and just had to finish.
The Ravelry info for the pattern was very misleading in that it said I would only need 160m of yarn, but it was nearly 2 balls…so roughly 400m !! Hence the 2 colours, but that is fine, coz I think I like the way it looks 😊
The pattern I chose is the Stacked Shells Crop Top by Dorianna Rivelli from The Lavender Chair, in the medium/large size.
- At first look the Eco Cotton by Anette Eriksson is not much to look at, but I really did like the look of it crocheted up…and it feels nice and soft also. It may have something to do with the more decorative shell stitch pattern…not sure. I feel like this yarn would make the actual stitch pattern shine rather than the yarn itself.
- It felt a little stiff to crochet with, but you get the hang of it as you go along.
- There’s not a large variety of colours of the Eco Cotton to choose from, but I guess depending on what you are after it might be enough. I have found there is never a large variety in-store at Spotlight, but if you are happy to buy online and pay postage, they will send from all different stores. I have found that you cannot click and collect from Spotlight unless your pickup store actually has what you want in stock. A bit annoying really…but what can you do🤔.
- I found that the recommended 5mm hook was just right.
- The yarn only split a couple of times so wasn’t really a problem.
I washed the crop top at 30°C with a normal spin cycle and laid it flat on a clothes horse to dry.
- I feel like the yarn wasn’t really softer after washing, but I didn’t use a fabric softener also. For that matter I generally don’t use a washing powder or liquid when test washing either. Cotton is said to get softer with continued washing so I don’t think overall softness would be an issue in the long term.
- It was quite a warm day and the yarn dried fairly quickly, so that was a plus.
- I would definitely buy the Eco Cotton by Anette Eriksson again for any project where the stitch pattern/garment is the star of the show.
- I think it is reasonably priced and a bargain on sale!!
- As well as a variety of ladies/girls accessories, and even bags and homewares, I think the Eco Cotton is perfect for more natural looking garments with the addition of polyester to add that extra bit of durability to the fabric.
I’d love to know if you have any opinions or suggestions on what you would like to see in my reviews in the comments ⬇️.