Pearl Cotton has to be one of the most versatile yarns we sell. It Can be used for household projects: table cloths, coverlets, dish towels, placemats and napkins, curtains, baby blankets, and scarves - to name a few! It's also equally at home in knitted garments and woven fabrics for clothing. Pearl Cotton is a 2-ply mercerized cotton yarn with a lustrous sheen and a distinctive twist. It's easy to work with, strong and durable. It softens with use and has a nice drape when woven in a twill pattern. The best thing about Pearl Cotton is that it comes in 4 weights and a rainbow of over 70 colors, so your options are endless. Buy a lot or buy a little. We offer Pearl Cotton in two put-ups. Halcyon's exclusive mini cones allow you to buy lots of different colors without buying lots of yarn. The large cones allow you to buy greater quantities at greater savings.
Color Fastness Pearl Cotton is generally quite color fast; however, if you are using contrasting colors always test a woven or knitted sample using the same washing method you plan to use on the finished piece. If there is excess dye and bleeding is a problem, skein and wash the yarn before weaving or knitting.
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Unit: approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Fiber content: 100% Cotton.
Knitting weight: Super Fine.
Yardage/unit: 2000 (approx) yards / approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Wraps/inch: 25 (wpi).
Weaving tabby sett: 15 to 20.
Weaving twill sett: 18 to 24.
|Book name: Deck the Halls: 20 Projects for Christmas -Handwoven eBook Printed Copy|
Christmas Cookie Basket, on pg. 13.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom 20" width, 15 dent reed, plastic needlepoint canvas, matching sewing thread, optional ribbon for ties..
Yarn used: 5/2 Pearl Cotton.
|Book name: Best of Weaver's Overshot is Hot!|
Everyday Placemats, on pg. 30.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom, 16" weaving width; 8 dent reed; 2 shuttles.
|Book name: The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave|
4-Shaft Sampler, on pg. 30.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom with 9" weaving width, 8 dent reed, 3 shuttles, 2 - 12" pick-up stick with two tapered ends..
|Book name: Weaver's Craft Issue 23|
Woven Green Barleycorn Mats or Towels, on pg. 8.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom, 8 dent reed, 1 shuttle..
|Book name: Best of Handwoven - Top Ten Placemats on Four Shafts -Handwoven eBook Printed Copy|
Textured Mats in Atwater-Bronson Lace, on pg. 8.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom using only 3 shafts 13" wide with 15 dent reed, shuttle, sewing thread..