Large Ball of Z-Twisted Lotus Yarn: "Lustrous Tan"
- Item #: LotusTanLuster
- Manufacturer: DV Mill #1
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The skirt pictured in this color (above) is Doris Chan's Birthday Girl Skirt, pattern here.
Each double-sized ball has 256 yds (235 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g), and NO mill knots (on rare occasions one does slip through). It's a versatile "sport weight" thickness, equivalent to #2 Fine Weight; a.k.a. Light DK. It can be used for many of your favorite patterns; see below.
Lotus is "hook ready" because the starting yarn end of its center-pull ball is waiting for you: it's attached to the yarn label. (No more "yarn barf.")
Machine wash and dry Lotus gently with like colors, although as with most fashion fabrics, hand washing and air drying will extend its life.
Designers Doris Chan and Vashti Braha carefully chose the Z-twisted plying and fiber blending of Lotus to optimize the crochet experience. It interacts beautifully with crochet stitches. Of course you will love knitting and weaving with it too.
About This Lustrous Tan Color
Lustrous Tan is a classic camel color except it glistens. It's a rich, medium-range neutral. Slightly warmer-toned than a taupe, and slightly cooler than a light nut brown.
Lustrous Tan combines beautifully with its neutral siblings like Dark Roast, Carbonite, and Pearly Pearl. It adds classic patina to many of the jewel tones, like Teal Glimmer, Emerald Deep, Rose Red, Grenadine, and Purple Glow. These in turn give Lustrous Tan a modern air. (Some of these vivid combinations may need to be tested for colorfastness, or spot-cleaned.)
Patterns for Lotus: Gallery (new!)
Click to go to our new self-updating gallery of Lotus patterns. Or, scroll down to see 19 more colors and some pattern ideas. To find out when we add new patterns for Lotus, subscribe to the free Crochet Inspirations newsletter. Need advice about substituting Lotus for a specific crochet pattern? Visit our helpful forums in Ravelry: Doris Chan Crochet, Vashti's Crochet Lounge.
How to Substitute Lotus Yarn with Your Favorite Patterns: If the crochet hook called for in the pattern is a US F-5 (3.75 mm), G-6 (4.00 mm), or G-7 (4.50 mm), then look next at the type of yarn listed. If it's primarily cotton or rayon (a.k.a. viscose, bamboo, tencel) and looks smooth, chances are great that Lotus will give you the results you're looking for. (As for any pattern, swatch and damp block it. You'll see its lovely drape too!)
Especially with lacy projects, Lotus may also work great with a pattern calling for a US H-8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook. Doris Chan crocheted a lovely Jolimar Skirt with Lotus and a US H-8 hook. (It was originally designed with Naturallycaron Spa, a discontinued yarn, and a US I-9/6mm hook.) Especially with jewelry, bags, belts, and kitchen projects, Lotus Yarn works great in a tighter gauge, such as a US E-4 (3.50 mm) crochet hook. For example, Vashti successfully substituted Lotus colors for her Aran Rozsanas Wristcuff pattern.