Friday 29 June 2012

Kool Kotton

You may remember a few posts back when we visited Haworth, I mentioned that we had called in to Coldspring Mill. I've been here a couple of times before, a really good place for picking up bargains of the yarny kind.

With my granny square blanket coming to an end, I've just got the border to do now, I was looking for a new project. I've decided that I'm going to make a cushion cover so I was looking for some cotton yarn to make it with.

I came across Kool Kotton by James C. Brett, it's a brand I've never used before. This yarn is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic and machine washable, a necessity with a cushion cover as they get so much use in this house, we do like our comfort. It's so soft and squishy that it should make a very pleasing cushion cover.

The colours I've gone for are KK11 tomato, KK 7 coral and KK 12 olive. Not a colour combination I would usually go with, but it will make for an interesting outcome, I hope!

I've got another crochet project in the pipeline too, but I'll save that for another time.


  1. I'm sure your colour combination will be a good choice. They look slightly autumnal. A blanket in those colours would also look great.
    Love from Mum

  2. I like your colours very much. I recently bought some Annell cotton yarn from Yvestown as I wanted somethng washable and non-scratchy for a scarf. Haven't started the scarf yet though... I'm looking forward to seeing your granny square blanket when it is finished though.

  3. Loving that colour combo Jo.....I've never heard of this yarn brand before but it looks like a great cotton/acrylic mix...........looking forward to seeing your cochet cushion. xx

  4. I wish I could crochet - everytime someone shows some yarn or soemthing they've made I think maybe I'll try and teach myself but I never get round to it! Looking forward to seeing how the colours will come out in the finished project!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. I like those colours. Hope you enjoy using them in your next project.
    Lisa x

  6. I love the colour combination. Will you be taking your new project on holiday? I'm going to take some knitting as I can knit and read guilt free on holiday!

  7. I was going to post exactly the same as June!! Lovely colours, I'd love to learn how to crochet - I can just chain, I've tried youtube, books and Mum's tutorial on her blog but I can't do it, I really need someone to show me, in the meantime I'll gaze with awe at what all the Crocheters are doing, loving the colour combination

  8. Love the colour combination. Soft and washable, perfect for cushion covers.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

  9. I thought you were making up your own spelling using Kool Kotton but who would know it was a brand name.

  10. Hi Jo, I do like your colour choice.I have never heard of that mill shop before, but then again I dont think it would be Tony's cup of tea (unless of course it has a tea shop with cake) and I tend to visit Haworth with him (I let him drive us!).
    I have almost finished my cushion cover that I began knitting a couple of weeks ago.I dont know what I'm going to do next though.

  11. Not being a knitter I can not "picture" what it will look like so do post a picture! Dxx

  12. Thank you for all your lovely comments.

    June - I taught myself to crochet last year from tutorials on You Tube. Have a go, if I can do it, anyone can.

    Scarlet - I'll definitely be taking some crochet, knitting and reading on holiday with me, but I haven't yet decided which projects. I'm quite happy to sit and entertain myself while the rest of them are off fishing.

    Helen - If you've got a local yarn shop, they sometimes do workshops where they teach you to crochet, or you could look for a knit and natter group, I'm sure someone would be happy to help you learn.

    Anne - It just so happens that there is a tea room at Coldspring Mill, as well as an outdoor shop too. You could leave Tony with a cup of tea and a slice of cake whilst you browse the knitter's paradise.

  13. Just found your blog via Magie and teacups and bunting. Lovely to meet you! Gorgeous blog you have! can't wait to see your completed cushion! xx

  14. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Katie. I think it will be a while before I'm showcasing the completed cushion, I haven't even started it yet and I'm not the fastest when it comes to crochet, the granny blanket I'm just finishing has taken me over a year.