Pearl Cotton’s strength, versatility and beautiful array of colors, make it a favorite year after year. A staple in every weavers’ studio, Pearl Cotton is a classic for towels, scarves, table settings, yardage for upholstery and more.
What’s even better than Pearl Cotton? Mini-Cones of Pearl Cotton – mix, match, and play with a palette of over 65 American-made cotton colors in three weights.
Pearl Cotton (sometimes called “perle” cotton) is a 2-ply mercerized cotton yarn with a lustrous sheen and distinctive twist. This cotton weaving yarn is very easy to work with. It is suitable for an incredible range of projects and techniques including tablecloths, dish towels, napkins and place mats, as well as curtains, baby blankets, scarves and yardage for clothing or upholstery. It softens with use and has beautiful drape, especially in a twill. Soft, strong and durable, use it in both warp and weft for reliable and beautiful results every time – plus it’s machine washable.
Buy a little or a lot – available in both large and mini cones! Our exclusive mini cones allow you to buy many different colors without buying more yarn than you need. The large cones allow you to buy greater quantities at greater savings. Please allow for up to 15% shrinkage when calculating yardage for a particular project.
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Knit & Crochet
Although primarily used by weavers, 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn is a great lightweight knitting yarn. Pearl Cottons are especially good for crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch. Much softer and with many more colors available than most brands of crochet thread.
Care & Colorfastness
Pearl Cotton is generally quite color fast; however, if you are using contrasting colors you should 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 then bleeding may be a problem, skein and wash the yarn before weaving or knitting.
All colors are available in three weights 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, 5/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, and 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn. Item 20/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn is available in white (1530), natural (1050), and black (1010). Pearl Cottons are available by the pound, or in convenient mini-cones.
Large cones are approximately one pound. Each cone may vary +/- 10% and each is weighed and sold at the pound price according to the actual weight. If you require an exact quote, please call when ordering.See specific yardages in the chart below.
100% mercerized cotton • Made in the USA
Regular Price: $28.95/pound • $8.50/mini-cone (volume pricing available)