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Published on May 16th, 2018 | by Yazmin

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5 cottons you’re going to love!

Soft and sumptuous, who can resist a deliciously cool cotton when the weather heats up? Perfect for summer tops, slouchy bags, knitted toys and divine homeware, such as table runners and dishcloths! Here’s our round up of some of our favorite cotton yarns. 

Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK

Opting for rainbow stripes? Knitting up some psychedelic homeware that pops? Or maybe that statement beach-loving top? We love Paintbox’s passion for colorful cottons! Made from 100% cotton, Paintbox’s affordable DK cotton range is bursting with juicy colors – 56 to be exact! And if you’re looking to stock up your stash for bigger projects then why not opt for a color pack in your favorite shade.

This cotton produces beautiful fabric that’s suitable for sweaters, tanks and tops thanks to its lovely stitch definition and firm twist.

Yarn and Colors Must Have Minis

For projects that involve little bursts of color or require a tiny bite of embellishment – whether it’s on a cuff or sleeve, or the finishing touch to that soft baby toy or cotton intarsia. Yarn and Colors Must-Have minis come in 0.35 oz balls and are 100% cotton in fingering weight.

DMC Natura XL

Cotton-connoisseurs DMC have been charming the knitting world with their 100% cotton yarns for almost 400 years. With their design team based in Milan, DMC’s cottons just sing with fun and are perfect for that extra special cotton project for your nearest and dearest.

The Natural XL line is super chunky so beginners can enjoy working up a treat in this plump yarn with fast results. For more experienced knitters, this is a quick knit that doesn’t scrimp on quality. Craft blankets, homeware, baby toys and more!

Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton

Ancient Peruvians believed that cotton was a gift from the Gods, which is probably what makes Wool and the Gang’s Shiny Happy Cotton so heavenly! Perfect for modern tops and accessories that are full of luster, this Peruvian Pima Cotton comes in a zingy and fresh color palette, that includes chic variegated shades you will love curling up with!  

Shiny Happy Cotton

 

Millamia Naturally Soft Cotton

For cotton clothing that boasts elegance and a touch of scandi-charm, Millamia’s Naturally Soft Cotton is the pick for you. With a demure dusky palette, it’s perfect for children’s clothing and adult garments with beautiful stitch definition in a sports weight.

 

Just look at this incredible stitch definition! 

Millamia’s delicious yarns are exquisite for colorwork, which is why they also have a selection of ombre packs that knit up a treat for chic shawls, tops and garments. The only difficult part will be picking your favorite palette!

 

Which is your favorite cotton? Explore hundreds more in our extensive cotton collection! 

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Last updated: May 16th, 2018.

7 Responses to 5 cottons you’re going to love!

  1. Carolyn says:

    Cotton is my go-to yarn for making just about anything. Living on the East Coast of Australia, with its temperate climate 8 months of the year, makes this the perfect knitting/crochet medium. Can’t wait to try out some of these yummy yarns soon.

  2. Gloria says:

    Me encantan estos hilos, mis favoritos son los de color pastel .

  3. Nancy P. says:

    I’m trying cotton for more than dishcloths, but I find that it shrinks more than I thought it would so I’m not planning any garments out of cotton yarn. Does anyone else have shrinkage problems using cotton? The label says “machine wash, tumble dry” and I use cold water, and a medium heat dryer setting. Just wondering if I’m doing something wrong so that it shrinks about 1/2 to one inch in size.

    • NP says:

      I am knitting for long time. The first rule i learned. is never to use dryer for any knitting products. Ir should dry natural. This way your product always stays as new. You can buy holding devices for this online.

      • Nancy P. says:

        I am donating the items and doubt the recipients will have the space or time to let it air dry.
        I am knitting and crocheting soap sacks to donate, and making sure that they are washed and dried before I give them away just to make sure I control the size by allowing for shrinkage first.

        • Katie says:

          I use cotton/acrylic or cotton/poly blends, as those don’t stretch or shrink nearly as much much but still feel like cotton. Premier, Bernat, and others have blends in great colors.

  4. Teresa says:

    I’ve discovered not long ago Cotton Queen, it’s 100% cotton yarn, made by some Bulgarian brand named Performance Yarn. It’s one of the best cotton yarn I’ve worked with, very soft and shiny.

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