Schachenmayr Catania Cotton Review

Schachenmayr Catania Cotton Review

Schachenmayr has been producing handknitting yarns since 1822. Catania is produced from high quality 100% combed and mercerized cotton.
Recommended for both knitting and crochet, Catania is a great choice for summery garments and airy accessories, thanks to its cool and light weight comfort. Its also very famous in the world of Amigurumis!
Yarn Weight: Sport - 5ply | Fine (2)
Yarn ball weight: 50g
Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 125m
Tension/Gauge: 26 stitches, 36 rows to 10cm (4in)
Yarn Season: All Season
Recommended Needles (mm/UK/US):
2.75 mm / 12 / 2
3.00 mm / 11 / -
3.25 mm / 10 / 3
3.50 mm / - / 4
2.50 mm
Care Instructions Machine Wash

Yarn is baby safe - Its in compliance with EU regulations and is certified according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, product class I. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements that need to be complied with. Product class I has the strictest criteria. Products include articles for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age (e.g. underwear, rompers, clothing, bed linen, toys, etc.).

My personal review:
It has a very tight twist of strands which helps it not to split when hooking/knitting. It also is very smooth and soft and doesnt look like it will have pilling or be fluffy thus not shed.
It feels pretty soft for a mercerised cotton yarn but tended to stiffen up slightly when worked up. It has really vivid colours and a slight sheen which helps with the stitch definition when worked up. 

What others say :
“It's great stuff for small or detailed amigurumi.
“Really nice, vibrant colours and knits up well for the baby toys I've made. Nice soft feel in the finished product!
“Love this thread, the cotton is really soft, i am working a shawl and is perfect for what i wanted.
“I have only just started to crochet in the last few months and this wool is one of my favourites to use, really easy nice feel on the hands and also stays together really well.
“The yarn has a sheen to it unlike a lot of cotton yarn which can be dull and limp. The sheen gives a professional look to finished project.

Why not try this yarn out for yourself?

Here are some free patterns with this yarn that an an easy click download from Schachenmayr's website with their Catania yarn no registering required. see below.

free crochet bag pattern 

free potholder pattern

free easy crochet dishcloth pattern

Feel Free to leave any of your own reviews regarding how you have found this yarn or any questions you may want answered by us or the community at Flock of Knitters.

If you have used Scheepjes-Catona, Patons -Grace, Cascade Yarns-Ulta Pima Fine; Schachenmayr Catania Cotton is a very good subsititute that you can try!

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This is a light weight 5.5oz beautiful and bright cotton jersey made with a mercerized cotton yarn. Mercerized cotton is a very nice lustrous cotton yarn. mercerized cotton

mercerized cotton

I would please what easy patterns I can knit for summer with this yarn


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