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Nashua Handknits Cilantro

Soft cotton with just enough polyester to give it a little stretch and the unique tubular structure combine to make Cilantro a yarn which will become a warm-weather knitting favorite.

Content:
70% Cotton/30% Polyester
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/136yds
Gauge:
4-4.5 sts=1" US 8-9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$7.95 ball $3.49 ball
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Nashua HandknitsCilantro
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Good weight (7)
  • Soft (7)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Nice texture (6)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (6)
  • Hats (4)
  • Scarves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for spring/summer garment

This yarn has beautiful color and pleasing soft feel. The twist has pros and cons. The pro is that it gives the fabric more body and bounce rather than the heavy, saggy that...Read complete review

This yarn has beautiful color and pleasing soft feel. The twist has pros and cons. The pro is that it gives the fabric more body and bounce rather than the heavy, saggy that some pure cotton yarns can have in worsted weight. The biggest con to the twist is that it's a little hard to work with to get the twists out if you want an even texture in st st. I also found a knot in one ball. The workaround is to rewind the balls loosely to get some of the twist out while you check for knots (a step most knitters should do regardless but important for this yarn). This is a small accommodation to make for this beautiful yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not sure about this yarn

I have bought this to make a summer cardigan. I was disapointed by its texture. It is supposed to be cotton but it feels more like synthetic to me. It reminds me of...Read complete review

I have bought this to make a summer cardigan. I was disapointed by its texture. It is supposed to be cotton but it feels more like synthetic to me. It reminds me of Phentex we used to buy to make slippers. I do not know what I'll do with this yet. For the moment I put it aside and I bought something else for my cardigan.
I would like to know if others have made something nice with this yarns.

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4.0

Very springy

By pony driver

from Tryon, NC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Yarn Is Very Springy

Cons

  • Stretches

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

This yarn would be good for any project that you needed quite a bit of stretch for.

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5.0

I LOVE THIS YARN please offer more

By Nana

from Asheville NC

Pros

  • Hides Mistakes
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

    The only con was twists, so I just leave a little lead from the ball to the needles and it worked fine. Love the stretch. I am knitting a sweater for myself, all cables and even bobbles. It looks fantastic. Went to get more to make my grandchildren clothes and just not enough colors to choice from. Please get more of this yarn, I'm a believer.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Not sure about this yarn

    By Ginette

    from Montréal, Québec, Canada

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Stretches
      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

        I have bought this to make a summer cardigan. I was disapointed by its texture. It is supposed to be cotton but it feels more like synthetic to me. It reminds me of Phentex we used to buy to make slippers. I do not know what I'll do with this yet. For the moment I put it aside and I bought something else for my cardigan.
        I would like to know if others have made something nice with this yarns.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great for spring/summer garment

        By Laocoon

        from Tennessee

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft
        • Springy Twist

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

        This yarn has beautiful color and pleasing soft feel. The twist has pros and cons. The pro is that it gives the fabric more body and bounce rather than the heavy, saggy that some pure cotton yarns can have in worsted weight. The biggest con to the twist is that it's a little hard to work with to get the twists out if you want an even texture in st st. I also found a knot in one ball. The workaround is to rewind the balls loosely to get some of the twist out while you check for knots (a step most knitters should do regardless but important for this yarn). This is a small accommodation to make for this beautiful yarn.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was great. Yarn arrived in one week with standard shipping. Unfortunately your website didn't update me on status so I was a little concerned but this lack of tracking info did not affect the delivery outcome or cause inconvenience.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Lovely Sproing, but "Fuschia" is pink

        By GinaJ

        from Sugar Land, TX

        About Me Project Knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Color Not True To Picture
        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

        I LOVE this yarn and wish it wasn't discontinued. The only caution is that the Fuschia color is PINK.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Keeps its good looks

        By Valerie

        from Keyport

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        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

          I made an summer short sleeve fisherman knit sweater with this yarn and it is beautiful. I have washed it several times and it looks brand new. This sweater will hold up and look good for years. There was some fraying - but if you want to make a complicated sweater that is machine washable - Cilantro hits all the bases.

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          5.0

          easy, keeps shape

          By laura

          from nyc

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

            I am a loose knitter, and this yarn holds my stitches and makes them look even.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Lot of elasticity

            By The Yarn Maven

            from Maine

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft to the hand

            Cons

            • Made garment smaller size
            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Too much elasticity

            Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

            I enjoyed working with this yarn however with all the elasticity the item turned out too small and I made a size larger than usual. This yarn would be good for hats and mittens, or if you like extremely tight fitting clothes.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love the feel and look of this yarn!

            By EyeCandyCreative

            from Forest Lake, MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby Hats

              Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

              Just love the feel and polished finished look of this yarn! Colors are great! I hope they continue it!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice for baby hats!

              By Coffee

              from Indpls, IN

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Stretchy
              • Well built quality

              Cons

              • Twists Up

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Nashua Handknits Cilantro:

              Right now I'm making a baby's hat with this yarn.

              Service and delivery comments:

              The deilvery was prompt!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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