Ice Yarns, Elegant Metallic Cotton – yarn review with FREE Bohemian Head-Scarf Pattern

Ice Yarns, Elegant Metallic Cotton is an 88% cotton yarn mixed with a metallic thread, made in Turkey.

Details

  • It comes in 50g balls with 130m per ball.
  • The rrp of the metallic cotton is $19.37 for a pack of 8 50 gram balls.(although this is super cheap for this amount of yarn the postage is quite steep…but still very worth it if you buy enough 😁)
  • 3mm-4mm needles are recommended.
  • Gauge – 10″ x 10″ equalsΒ  30 rows byΒ  22 stitches.
  • Ice Yarns are selling 18 different colours of the Metallic Cotton, which to be perfectly honest are very difficult to choose from, because they are beautiful!! 😍 The website pictures do not do justice to how they look!!
  • The label recommends to wash at 30Β°C but gives very little extra information.
  • The weight of the Ice Yarn Metallic Cotton yarn is marked and advertised as a number 2 weight (sport or baby) on the label, but I would say it is close to an 8 ply/dk.

My Observations

So far I have crocheted approximately 8 headscarves with a 6mm hook in the Ice Yarn Elegant Metallic Cotton.

  • With every ball, I have found the end very easy to find in the middle of the ball.Β 
  • I have found it easy to crochet with. No splitting. Using the larger hook, it starts to feel like it will get caught on the hook, but never actually does.
  • I have 8 out of the 18 colours available from Ice Yarns, and I love every one of them!! If you love a bit of sparkle, you will love these.
  • It’s hard to tell from the website pictures, but some of the colours have a silver thread through them and some have a similar colour metallic thread through them.

Washing

I made a couple of small swatches of the Ice Yarns Metallic Cotton just like theΒ headbands. I wanted to see just how well the yarn held up with the metallic thread, so I washed and dried one of them 5 times. I used a normal cold wash cycle each time and just air dried. It should be noted that I did wash it with a load of other clothes of similar colour, but definitely not of a delicate nature.

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  • The one main difference washing made, is, it did shrink a bit.Β 
  • It didn’t seem to look much different.
  • The metallic thread looks just as good as before washing, so I was happy about that. 😊
  • It didn’t take very long to air dry.
  • It still felt the same after washing and drying.
After washing and drying.
Before washing and drying.

If you find the original pattern a little confusing, please scroll down for my version. Thanks!! 😊