Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)
Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)

Pakucho Natural Pigment Cotton (Certified Organic)

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Enjoy an eco-friendly, and lusciously soft knitting experience with our fair trade organic cotton, also known as Pakucho (pronounced pack-OO-cho), from the ancient Incan word for 'brown cotton'. These cottons are naturally pigmented, which means they actually grow in these colours, so there's no dye at all.

This type of cotton is very different from what is commonly used, botanically its called Gossypium barbadense, or South American cotton. These are ancient heritage varieties, that at one time were very rare, due to industrialization, and the desire for the quick and easy white cotton. By purchasing these and the other organic cotton yarns here, you are directly supporting biodiversity and the amazing heritage of colourgrown cottons.

This yarn is EKO Certified Organic by USDA, GOTS, Control Union, SKAL & Certified Fair Trade by Control Union Fair Choice, it has been made for Vegan Yarn by Peru Naturtex. Pakucho cottons are incredibly soft and light, easy to knit, and are a great choice for babies, children, and those with sensitivities.

Pakucho Original comes in four weights: Lace, Fingering, Sport and Worsted.

Worsted:
91m/100yds
50g/1.76oz
Gauge: 16 - 20sts = 4"/10cm
Needle Size: 4.5mm - 5.5mm (7 US - 9 US)

Sport:
137m/150yds
50g/1.76oz
Gauge: 24 sts = 4"/10cm
Needle Size: 3mm - 3.5mm (2 1/2 US - 4 US)

Fingering:
200m/219yds
50g/1.76oz
Gauge: 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle Size: 2.5mm - 3mm (1 1/2 US - 2 1/2 US)

Lace:
457m/500yds
50g/1.76oz
Gauge: 28-36 sts = 4"/10cm
Needle Size: 2.5mm - 3mm (1 1/2 US - 2 1/2 US)


To see what other people have made with Pakucho Original visit:

Lace: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-pakucho-original-lace/projects 

Fingering: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-pakucho-original-fingering/projects

Sport: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-pakucho-original-sport/projects

Worsted: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-pakucho-original-worsted/projects

*There was a typo on one batch of labels, so some say 50g/3.5oz, but should read 50g/1.76oz.