Friday, March 23, 2012

Galler Yarns INCA-ECO Cotton

 I am delighted to have been asked to join the blog tour for a new yarn by Galler Yarns. The yarn is Inca-Eco 100% organic cotton and is available in 15 pretty shades! I chose a really pretty shade of pink called Blossom which I love!

Inca-Eco is imported from Peru and is a slight thick and thin yarn. The yarn was easy to wind and did not become all tangled like some yarns do. I love the fact that it is dyed with "low-impact, environmentally-friendly dyes". The skein is a generous 140 yards and 3-1/2 ounces and that is definitely enough for a small project! It is available in Ecru, Butter, Sage, Blue Stone, Blossom, Rose, Lavender, Aloe, Aqua, Denim, Espresso, Wine, Raspberry, Navy, Black.

Inca-Eco is so soft and easy to crochet with. It slides easily through your hands and fingers, which can make for faster and more comfortable crocheting. I design a lot of newborn photography props and this yarn would be ideal for this kind of crochet item for babies, as it is not only very soft, but also organic!


Inca-Eco would make wonderful wearables and accessories, so I chose to create a slouchy beret with it for my daughter. She loves this color pink! The crochet fabric has a beautiful drape, especially when crocheting with a larger hook. I used an N (9mm) crochet hook for the sample beret. I hope to be able to show you the finished beret in another post.

Links for the blog tour are posted below. Make sure you stop by all the different blogs!
The next stop on the blog tour is Redshirt Knitting

The Schedule
Monday, March 19 - Day 1 - In the Loop in Norfolk, MA (shop website)
Tuesday, March 20 - Day 2 - Knit Purl Gurl
Wednesday, March 21 - Day 3 - FreshStitches
Thursday, March 22 - Day 4 - Crafty Is Cool
Friday, March 23 - Day 5 - Cute Crochet Chat
Saturday, March 24 - Day 6 - Redshirt Knitting
Sunday, March 25 - Day 7 - CraftSanity
Monday, March 26 - Day 8 - Craft Gossip with JD Wolfe
Tuesday, March 27 - Day 9 - Crafting a Green World with Julie Finn
Wednesday, March 28 - Day 10 - Crazy for Ewe in Leonardtown and La Plata, MD (shop website)
Thursday, March 29 - Day 11 - Crochet Concupiscence
Friday, March 30 - Day 12 - KRW Knitwear Studio
Saturday, March 31 - Day 13 - with Sarah E. White
Sunday, April 1 - Day 14 - Underground Crafter
Monday, April 2 - Day 15 - Monarch Knitting and Quilts in Pacific Grove, CA (shop website)

Please also visit the  Galler Yarns websiteblog, and store locator, to get more information on Inca-Eco yarn all the great Galler Family Yarn products! 

Galler Yarns very generously donated this skein of yarn for this blogger's review.

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Marie at Galler Yarns said...

The slouchy beret looks like it is off to a great start. I'm sure your daughter will love it!

Charmaine said...

This color wool is divine, it's going to win over every girls heart and romance her. Which girl wouldn't want a scarf in this color.
I've just crocheted a little yellow and orange cell phone case with pink roses on it for my $15 Tracfone SVC phone for seniors which has big keys and large letters on the screen. I like this little phone as I don't have to strain my eyes to make a call and it only costs $7/month for service.
I'm really enjoying making flowery girly nook covers for the book club ladies & I enjoy seeing the look of appreciation when they see their cover for the first time that I have made for them.

Kate said...

Hi, I’m Kate.. new to this space. Can someone help me finda site that offers natural/ eco-friendly baby products?

I’ve found a few sites but not all their products are organic or eco-friendly, and it’s hard to find a site that has cute stuff.