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Schachenmayr Egypto Cotton

Egypto Cotton from Schachenmayr knits up at a smaller gauge for finer projects. The lightweight cotton makes this yarn great to work with and to wear in the warmer months. The color selection is perfect for spring. Made in Romania.

Content:
100% Cotton
Care:
Machine Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/196yds
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$7.49 skein Discountable
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SMCEgypto Cotton
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Good weight (6)
  • Nice texture (6)
  • Soft (6)
  • Machine washable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Was this a gift?:
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      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      3.0

      One con outweighs many pros!

      By Stitches

      from Upstate NY

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Even Thickness
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags

      Best Uses

      • Lace Edging

      Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

      I ordered this yarn to knit an edging for pillowcases, for which I couldn't find crochet cotton thick enough for my purpose. I would rate the yarn five stars if I hadn't had to struggle my way through two skeins of constant snagging. This yarn is made up of seven plies of very thin cotton that are loosely twisted together and that separate into the individual strands as they are knitted. Although the end result is very satisfactory, I wouldn't want to repeat the process.

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      4.0

      Nice Warm Season Yarn

      By Keep on Knitting

      from Connecticut

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

        Yarn knits up to a nice light-weight fabric, great for a summer tee.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Yarn creates airy and nice drape garment

        By WrappedinKnits

        from Phoenix, AZ

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

          I am in the process of knitting a lace pattern stole with this yarn and I really like the results I am getting so far.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wonderful!

          By Judy the recent knitter

          from Miami, florida

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy to knit
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

            I am knitting a light short sleeve sweater from this yarn. It is easy to work with, very pleasant, soft to the touch, has a nice sheen and it results in a uniform texture.

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            • No

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            5.0

            SWEET!

            By Corkycat

            from south USA

            About Me Very Experienced Knitter

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Feels Lovely
            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Splits at times

            Best Uses

            • Summer wear

            Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

            It feels wonderful. I live in the south and am making a summer top out of it, just cap sleeves. Looking forward to wearing it. The yarn splits a bit at times, but that's not a big deal. It has a lovely sheen to it. Although my purls are usually tighter than my knits, this yarn doesn't show it. The colors are true to what you see on the website. All together a sweet yarn at a good price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            great wool

            By angelgirl

            from canada

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Sheds
            • Stretches
            • Unravels

            Best Uses

              Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

              Great yarn, perfect for knitting lace patterns.

              CaN'T WAIT TO BE NOTIFIED OF MORE SALE OF SAME PRODUCT. THANK YOU.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Looked everywhere

              By Labradoodle's Friend

              from Westport, CT

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

              I'm working with this on a fair isle sweater for my daughter who is moving to LA, so I needed a lightweight cotton in pretty colors. I had a very hard time finding fine enough cottons in colors that weren't the typical sock yarn colors - dark, boring, won't-show-dirt gray and navy, and variegated blinding colors that just wouldn't serve the purpose. These are ever so soft (only ones in the project softer are the Creamy Flame, but they only come in a few sherbet-y colors) as judged by my 12 year old son, who nuzzled them all with his face. The only complaint I have is that I wish they were spun tighter, because sometimes I miss a ply with my needle - is this what is meant by splitty? However, part of my requirements for this sweater were washability, and I just washed my swatch, and they seem to have stood up great to the process, so I'm pleased.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Knitting up beautifully.

              By Marlene

              from Gainesville VA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Fix
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SMC Egypto Cotton:

                  Using the yarn for a summer baby sweater set.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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