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Pearl Cotton Mini-Cones!

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 Cones

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.

Looking for inspiration?

Try our new Lovely Day Rep Weave Placemats Pattern (see details here). Or check out these great Handwoven Ebook Reprints, featuring several beautiful projects you can weave in Pearl Cotton.


Lovely Day Rep Weave Placemats Pattern  Lovely Day Rep Weave Placemats Pattern
Best of Handwoven Color - Technique Series - eBook Printed Copy  Best of Handwoven Color - Technique Series - eBook Printed Copy
Best of Handwoven: Technique Series - Summer and Winter - eBook Printed Copy  Best of Handwoven: Technique Series - Summer and Winter - eBook Printed Copy


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.


3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn

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.

Pearl Cotton Sample Card

Click here to purchase a Pearl Cotton Sample Card.


Pearl Cotton Sample Card  Pearl Cotton Sample Card

All colors are available in three weights 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, 5/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, and 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn. Item [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is available in white (1530), natural (1050), and black (1010). Pearl Cottons are available by the pound, or in convenient mini-cones.


3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn
5/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn 5/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn
10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

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.

Pearl Cotton Chart

100% mercerized cotton • Made in the USA

Regular Price: $28.95/pound • $8.50/mini-cone (volume pricing available)

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2 thoughts on “Pearl Cotton Mini-Cones!”

  1. Mary Swanz says:

    Can I use this perle cotton for wool embroidery and appliqué?

    1. Gretchen says:

      Hi Mary, The Pearl (perle) cotton is a beautiful yarn for embroidery and appliqué work, especially since it has such a broad range of colors and the mini cones make it possible to get quite a few colors a t a time. It’s very strong and high sheen. If you’re mixing it with wool keep in mind that the fibers will behave a little differently so you may want to do a small test first. Otherwise, you’ll just want to check the weight/thickness to make sure it works for a given project. Most people who use it for this use either the 5/2 or heaviest 3/2 weight, however you may also mix and match to get great texture and detail. Hope that helps, and have fun! (The mini-cones will be on sale through Wednesday June 6th if you want to give it a try!)
      – Gretchen

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