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Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn

Item: 1520010L Color:001 Black
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Yarn Lace Cotton   Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn color  001

Homestead Cotton yarn is one of our most versatile yarns. A great color range, an earthy, unmercerized texture, and machine washability make it the perfect yarn for kitchen, bed, bath, and clothing fabrics. Weavers want value; great products that last a lifetime and are worth every penny. Homestead Cotton is everything except expensive, plus it’s made in the USA!

8/2 Homestead Cotton is available in extremely economical pound cones (weight is approximate) or in convenient 600 yard mini cones to make mixing and matching even easier.

Weavers: Try Homestead Cotton as warp and weft in dish towels and table linens, or in combination with a cotton/linen blend such as Organic Cottolin (Item 34) or a linen yarn such as Newport Linen (Item 178). Alternate threads of different fibers or use one as warp and the other as weft. Allow for 15% shrinkage when calculating weaving yardage. For some fresh ideas Check out Interweave’s Design Collections: #5-Dishtowels, #10-Table Toppers and #16-Kitchen Collection. Homestead Cotton is also an excellent choice as warp and tabby weft for overshot coverlets. For pattern weft, consider 2/8 Maine Line Wool (Item 22), Harrisville 2-Ply Shetland (Item 9), Bartlett 2-ply sport weight (Item 121), or Cotton Fine (Item 129).

Knitters: Homestead Cotton is a great yarn for both machine and hand knitting. Doubling or even tripling Homestead Cotton works in sport and worsted weight patterns and using multiple strands lets you play with color. Start with six shades that go well together. Use three or four strands at at time and periodically drop one or two and pick up others. You will be amazed how the colors blend and change!

Homestead Cotton care: Like most cottons Homestead Cotton is machine washable and easy to care for, however some shrinkage is to be expected. Beware of dissimilar shrinkage characteristics when combining cotton with yarns of other fiber contents in stripes or plaids. As always, be conscious of high contrast color combinations. To limit bleeding, skein and pre-wash the yarn until the water runs clear and do not allow finished pieces to remain damp for long periods of air drying; machine dry instead.

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Selected: approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Change to 600 yd mini cone.
approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%:
  • $16.95, 1+
  • • $15.25, 5+
  • • $13.75, 35+
600 yd mini cone:
  • $6.75, 1+
  • • $6.00, 8 mini+
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Unit: approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Fiber content: 100% unmercerized cotton.
Knit gauge: Single to fingering weight Doubled to sport weight Tripled- worsted weight.
Yards/pound: 3200.
Knitting weight: Lace.
Yardage/unit: 3200 (approx) yards / approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Wraps/inch: 30 (wpi).
Weaving tabby sett: 15 to 22.
Weaving twill sett: 22 to 30.

yarn tassel for Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn 152

Enlarge and explain tassel? For color accuracy please see sample card: Homestead Cotton Sample Card for $3.50/ea.


Homestead 8/2 Cotton is wonderful in these book based projects:

Book name: Winning Towels: Handwoven's 21st - Century Towel Contest -Handwoven eBook Printed Copy
Linked Birdseye Towels by Marjie Thompson, on pg. 1.
Materials needed: 4-shaft loom, 23" weaving width, 10 dent reed, 2 shuttles, 5 bobbins..
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton.
Book name: A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton - Best of Handwoven Yarn Series eBook Printed Copy
Colorful Huck-Lace Towels by Rosalie Neilson, on pg. 11.
Materials needed: 20" 4 shaft 6 treadle loom, reed capable of 18 epi, shuttle, magenta sewing thread..
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 cotton.
Book name: Design Collection Number 18 - A Treasury of Towels -Handwoven eBook Printed Copy
Start, Caution, Stop, & Finish Towels, on pg. 23.
Materials needed: 4 shaft lo0m, 20" weaving width, 10-dent reed, i shuttle.
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton.
Book name: Handwoven Sept/Oct 2014
Dorothy's Dozen Twill Kitchen Towels, on pg. 26.
Materials needed: 24" 8 shaft loom, 12 dent reed, 1 shuttle.
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn.
Book name: A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton - Best of Handwoven Yarn Series eBook Printed Copy
Designing Stripes for Towels, on pg. 3.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom, 24" weaving width, reed capable of 18 epi, 1 shuttle..
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn.
Book name: Handwoven Sept/Oct 2014
Don't Get Bored Towels, on pg. 33.
Materials needed: 24" 4 shaft loom, 10 dent reed, 2 shuttles..
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton.
Book name: Handwoven Sept/Oct 2014
Stripes and Blocks Kitchen Towela, on pg. 35.
Materials needed: 20" rigid heddle loom, 12 dent rigid heddle, 2 stick shuttles, 2 pick up sticks.
Yarn used: Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn.
Book name: Best of Handwoven - Top Ten Placemats on Four Shafts -Handwoven eBook Printed Copy
Placemats in Two- Block Summer Winter, on pg. 6.
Materials needed: 4 shaft loom 15" weaving width, 18 or (1-2 in 12 dent reed)..