Above swatches made on 3.25 mm needles
A 174 - Cotton Gima
Approx. 265 yds [238m]/oz [28gr]
Available in over 24 colors.
A fine cotton ribbon has a papery texture. The yarn is pressed into a tape then “glued” with viscose sizing (starch). “Gima” literally means “fake linen” in Japanese. The yarn has a general cool, crisp, “cottony” feel while also offers a subtle amount of fullness and body, especially when knitted using double strands. It behaves great on the needles.
Swatch made with Gima washed and blocked beautifully, stitches relaxed and flattened into a smooth and cohesive piece of fabric. It has great dimensional quality, the flatness of the yarn gives it excellent stitch definition in simple stockinette. It would create a beautiful airy summer tank top, cardigan set or small accessories like scarf and necklace. Garments made with Gima are better hand washed by soaking in cold or lukewarm water with a little bit of wool wash and air dry. Gima is currently available in 24 colors ranging from lovely pastels and earth tones to bright summery hues.