I was recently contacted by the folks at Galler Yarns to be part of a blog tour for their new line of yarn, Inca Eco. Galler Yarns is a family-owned yarn company currently on its third generation of Gallers. (!!)
This is a 100% organic cotton yarn which is imported from Peru. It is both grown organically and dyed with environmentally-friendly dyes.
This is an important distinction to make, because many products labeled “organic cotton” actually use conventionally-raised cotton. As you probably know, conventionally-raised cotton is the worst. It requires the highest amount of pesticides and fertilizers of any crop in the world.
Inca Cotton comes in 15 colors. They sent me a sample in color 93/23, which is a nice sage green.
I used my skein to knit a simple washcloth in seed stitch. I cast on 50 stitches and knit until it was the height of my hands.
In the evenings I like to wash my face with just a cloth and warm water. No soap or other chemicals, just washing off the grubbiness of the day and a bit of gentle exfoliation.
I have a stack of washcloths for this task, but I’m not happy with any of them. Some of them are the right size, but too rough. Others are a good texture, but too small.
This one was just right.
The cotton is soft, and gentle to the skin. (Not harsh like dishcloth cotton.) But it also has enough body to give your face a nice washing, it doesn’t go limp in the hand like the linen yarns I’ve tried.
The remaining stops on the blog tour are:
Sunday, March 25 – Day 7 – CraftSanity
Monday, March 26 – Day 8 – Craft Gossip with JD Wolfe
Tuesday, March 27 – Day 9 – Crafting a Green World with Julie Finn
Wednesday, March 28 – Day 10 – Crazy for Ewe in Leonardtown and La Plaza, MD (shop website)
Thursday, March 29 – Day 11 – Crochet Concupiscence
Friday, March 30 – Day 12 – KRW Knitwear Studio
Saturday, March 31 – Day 13 – About.com with Sarah E. White
Sunday, April 1 – Day 14 – Underground Crafter
Monday, April 2 – Day 15 – Monarch Knitting and Quilts in Pacific Grove, CA (shop website)