America's Yarn Store
Shop by Category

 

Cotton Yarn

  • Closeout Garage Sale

    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
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Nashua HandknitsCilantro
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    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 some...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.

    VS

    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 Phentex...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.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    Very springy

    By pony driver

    from Tryon, NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    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.

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Not sure about this yarn

      By Ginette

      from Montréal, Québec, Canada

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      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

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Keeps its good looks

          By Valerie

          from Keyport

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              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!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

              • Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
                To
                If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
                From
                Message

              Webs Discount

              20% Off
              On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
              25% Off
              On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!