Thursday, March 22, 2012

Inca Eco from Galler Yarns Review/Blog Tour

One of the greatest things about what I do has to be getting new yarn. If you crochet or knit, you know exactly what I mean. You pick it up, squeeze it, smell it (don't lie, I know you do), and feel the strands, thinking HARD about what you can make so that you'll have an excuse to buy at least two skeins. We've all been there.

When I got this new Inca Eco yarn from Galler Yarns, I couldn't put it down. It's 100% cotton, which usually means stiff yarn that rubs my hands raw when I'm crocheting. I don't know how they did it, but this yarn is amazingly soft. I hand wound it into a ball and it was a pleasure. Seriously. I almost NEVER work with 100% cotton because of how it is to crochet, but I was in heaven working with this yarn.

I got Lavender, one of 15 colors, dyed with eco-friendly low environmental impact dyes. The other colors include Ecru, Butter, Sage, Blue Stone, Blossom, Rose, Aloe, Aqua, Denim, Espresso, Wine, Raspberry, Navy, Black. It comes in 100 gram/140 yd skeins and is a thick/thin textured yarn with beautiful stitch definition. 

The pattern I chose for this yarn in this delicious color had to be for Spring. I had been wanting to make these cute little "Lady Mitts" from Becky Joiner for a while now, and I thought they'd be great for the "cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon, cool in the evening" weather we get this time of year.

The only changes I made to the pattern were the number of rows and the edging. Since Inca Eco is thick and thin, it works up a little bulkier so I did a reverse single crochet edging all along the top edge instead of the picot edging Becky designed.

What do you think? Cute little Spring accessory, right? Thanks Galler Yarns for letting me try this beautiful yarn!

This post is part of a 15 day blog tour, so make sure you visit these blogs over the next several days!

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 Plaza, 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)

Galler Yarns is also going to be posting free patterns for Inca Eco on their blog every Friday during the tour, so check back there tomorrow. Check here to see if there's a store near you stocking Galler Yarns.  Here's a link to all the info you need on this lovely new yarn!

Have any of you used Galler Yarns before? What would you make with this yarn?


  1. I love the mitts! Thanks for being part of our tour.

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