Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Galler Yarns NEW Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton

The generous people of Galler Yarns asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing their latest yarn, Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton and participating in a blog tour.  Of course I said "YES!" immediately!

As you can see, Galler Yarns sent me a skein in the Ecru colorway. Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton yarn is a moderate to moderately-highly soft yarn, suitable for washcloths, garments, and baby items.  It's a 2-ply, worsted weight yarn in a thick and thin, almost handspun appearance.  I found areas of the yarn to be both overspun and underspun, lending to a very natural and rustic appeal to the yarn.  100% Cotton, this yarn has little to no bounce, but mild spring in the overspun areas.  It also has a very minute halo.  As you can see in the picture above, the stitch definition is good-excellent and I found no issues with loose or splitting plies.  In the Ecru colorway, there was no visible sheen or color variances in the yarn.  This yarn provides for a good drape considering it's worsted weight. 

I really enjoyed working with this yarn and found it a pleasure in my hands.  The yarn easily glided over my needles and created a soft and durable fabric with decent drape.  I would most definitely buy this yarn for future worsted weight cotton yarn needs!

Galler Yarns was so nice as to include some information about the yarn for my readers:

Yarn details: 
Inca Eco is a 100% organic cotton yarn available in 15 shades. Each skein of this thick and thin textured yard is a generous 100 grams (3.5 oz)/140 yds (128 m).  Ecru is undyed, and is also available in 1/2 lb (227 grams)/650 yds (594 m) skeins as Inca Cotton.   
All other shades of Inca Eco are dyed with low-impact, environmentally-friendly dyes. Imported from Peru. Available in Ecru, Butter, Sage, Blue Stone, Blossom, Rose, Lavender, Aloe, Aqua, Denim, Espresso, Wine, Raspberry, Navy, Black. 

For additional Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton blog tour and retailer information, please visit the Galler Yarns Blog!

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Be sure to check out all of the other stops on the blog tour for more information and opinions on Galler Yarn's NEW Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton!  And watch the tour for 2 FREE posted patterns from Galler Yarns on Fridays, during the tour!!

Disclosure: Galler Yarns sent KnitPurlGurl 1 Skein of Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton Yarn FREE for review.  KnitPurlGurl was not compensated for the review post and all opinions in the review are of the blog author's and do not necessarily reflect those of Galler Yarns.

The Schedule
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 Plata, MD (shopwebsite)
Thursday, March 29 - Day 11 - Crochet Concupiscence
Friday, March 30 - Day 12 - KRW Knitwear Studio
Saturday, March 31 - Day 13 - About.com with Sarah E. White 
Sunday, April 1 - Day 14 - Underground Crafter
Monday, April 2 - Day 15 - Monarch Knitting and Quilts in Pacific Grove, CA (shopwebsite) 



  1. I'm not usually a huge fan of 'thick and thin' spun yarn, but that looks surprisingly enticing. The stitch definition is lovely! The only cotton yarns I've used in the past have been pretty rough and scratchy, which is a shame since I live in Florida and would love to knit with cotton more often.

  2. Thanks for being part of our tour! I love your swatch.

  3. It's really nice to see a positive review of cotton yarn. Seems like most hard-core knitters are constantly bashing it in favor of wool. And since I can't use wool, cotton and cotton blends are my go-to staple! I'll have to try to check this one out sometime.


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