Above swatches made on 4.5 mm needles (2 strands)
A-134 Aresco Cotton
approx. 158 yds [142m]/oz [28gr]
Aresco is like a sister to Habu Cotton Gima. This multi-stranded cotton yarn pressed into tape that is slightly wider compared to Gima, but it gives you surprising visual effect when knitted up. It’s slightly stiff when you first use it, but once blocked and washed it displays a soft fabric that has amazing texture. The sprinkled dye also enhances and gives it an unusual depth and balance unlike any coarse cotton yarn. Aresco comes in four different subtle shades – black, yellow/black, turquoise/purple and pink/magenta. All of which convey that same blotchy specks that are sparse but do not lack in appeal.
Aresco responds amazingly well to the stress tests. The above swatch didn’t appear to have any sign of pilling after a great amount of friction. It produces a pleasant yet durable fabric with great weight for drape and also gives you an exquisite stitch definition. It would be excellent for summer sweaters as well as for Spring and Fall as a layering piece.