Yarn Profile: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
This means you don't need to be limited by where you live. If you love a winter Mission Falls pattern but live in the tropics, no problem. Just use the 1824 Cotton instead.
It's currently available in 24 colors, mostly subtle hues with a few bold basics.
I knit at a rapid clip. The yarn slid through my hands smoothly and easily, and I was sorely tempted to turn my test swatch into the beginnings of a sweater.
Blocking / Washing
There was a very slight bleeding in the water, with no visible fading once dry. The gauge remained consistent, and the swatches blocked flat and square with almost no prodding.
My swatches survived a significant amount of abuse before showing any signs of degradation. When they finally did begin to age, their deterioration was concealed by the yarn's nubby texture except when examined up close.
It's pleasing to the touch, easy to work with, and wears well. It knits up quickly and produces a rippled texture that makes even the plainest stockinette look attractive.
Combine this with any of the fresh, simple patterns from Mission Falls designer Mags Kandis and you'll be very pleased.
Read more about Mags Kandis and Mission Falls in the Spring 2001 issue of Interweave Knits.
Previous reader comments
"I have knitted four projects with the Mission Falls yarn. One sweater in the 1824 Wool and the other three in the 1824 Cotton. Personally my favorite was the wool. The cotton knits up nicely and is pleasant to work with, however it is a roving cotton. (stranded cotton wrapped by thread) People seem reluctant to mention this in their reviews of this yarn. Roving cotton will, over time, pill and get a fuzzy look. It is, unfortunately, the nature of the beast. If you don't mind the fuzzy look, then this cotton is great. For people who would like their yarn to keep a more polished look, I would suggest trying something else." T. Hanks, 9/8/2001
"I am currently working on my 5th sweater with 1824 cotton. I am absolutely in love with it. I rarely have any 'ugly' loose stitches as I have occasionally found with other cottons. Before washing my first sweater, I made a tested a swatch with 7 colors in stripes and checks-indigo next to white. After being washed and wrung out [which I would never do with a sweater] there was no color transfer. With left over balls, I have made myself some washcloths. So soft, such a luxury." parkerok, 3/14/01
18 sts / 24 rows over 4 inch square using 4.5mm (US 7) needles
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Weight/Yardage per Skein
50g / 84 yards
Country of Origin
U.S.A. (dyed in Canada)
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Machine washable in gentle warm cycle. Alternately, hand wash in soapflakes; do not soak; cool rinse; do not wring; short spin; do not leave wet; reshape and dry flat away from direct sunlight; use damp pressing cloth.