I love seeing hanks of yarn ready washed and waiting to be swatched! This is Knit Picks Cotlin yarn, which is a great blend of (you guessed it!) cotton and linen.
I used this yarn in the Hamilton Table Runner pattern last year and loved the way it came out. The yarn really showed the stitch definition beautifully.
For the table runner I used a deep red colour, Pomegranate.
However, this time I have chosen a pretty set of fresh Spring colours to try.
They are (L to R): Swan, Linen, Conch, Sagebrush, Hydrangea and Surf.
I'll post some more photos once I have wound them up and made a start! And if you'd like to know why I always pre-wash my yarns, then have a look at this blogpost from the BYOB Market Bag Knit-along.