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Cotton comes from the cotton plant and is a kind of fibre that grows around the seeds of the plant. The cotton plant has a very distinctive look, can grow up to 3 metres high and the raw cotton is formed in white balls that look like candyfloss. It grows in hot, sunny climates and has been used to manufacture clothing for several thousand years. Cotton yarn is, therefore, a 100 % natural material and consists exclusively of plant fibres. This makes cotton an environmentally friendly choice and as an added bonus, it is free of animal cruelty. Cotton yarn is extremely useful for making clothes and other householding items, and therefore it is one of the most common yarn types found in the home.
“8/4 cotton yarn” is a certain, specific type of yarn. This is an expression of the measurement of the thickness of the yarn, in which the “8” indicates that 1 gram of yarn is 8 metres in length, and the “4” indicates the yarn is 4-ply or spun from 4 separate threads. The higher the number, the thicker the yarn.
FRAYA offers a wide selection of COLOURFUL 100 % cotton yarn. There’s something for every taste – from bright colours such as pink, turquoise or lime to the more muffled burnt orange or petrol. Or maybe you prefer the more subdued and subtle colours of powder blue, dusty rose, anthracite or light beige? No matter what, you are sure to find it in our selection!
COTTON YARN IS A SAFE CHOICE
Most of us know of cotton yarn as it is one of the most widely used and popular yarns available, and there are several reasons for this. Cotton is a high-quality material, soft and comfortable, and due to its many practical features, this yarn has an incredible number of uses. It is an ideal choice for light clothes, warmer jerseys, teddy bears and children’s clothing as it can withstand machine washing at temperatures up to 40degC. The perfect material for a busy family with small children!
Cotton yarn is also very suitable for crochet work. For example, if you want to make a personal gift for a child’s birthday or Christening you can crochet a cute teddy bear. Or you can surprise your family and friends with home-crocheted oven stands, oven gloves or tea towels. With cotton yarn, your imagination is the only limit, and with our wide range of colours, you can really be creative. And after all, we all know how a home-made present in which the giver has put in thought and hard work is much more appreciated than a generic store-bought gift.
Whether you choose knitting or crochet for your next yarn project, it’s important to have the right tools. Without that, you will be building on a shaky foundation. Luckily, we offer both knitting needles and crochet hooks for all types of yarn-work projects. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, you can upgrade your knitting and crochet toolbox with products from our broad selection. We have hooks and needles in both metal and bamboo, and you can buy single needles as well as complete sets. We can almost guarantee, that we have whatever you are looking for!
COTTON YARN FOR ALL PURPOSES
With FRAYA you can buy COLOURFUL 8/4 cotton yarn for all your knitting and crochet projects. Cotton is the safe choice all round. It is beautiful to look at, incredibly comfortable against the skin and very practical and durable if you wash and treat it correctly. On this page, you will find cotton yarn in all the colours of the rainbow. The colours range from greys, browns and blues, which are ideal for a good autumn knitting project, to yellows, greens and reds, which will be perfect for a light summer top.
Don’t know what your next knitting project should be? Visit the FREEKY FRAYA page to find inspiration on your future knitting endeavours. Maybe you have been using the same knitting pattern for sweaters for years and are in desperate need of a new, stylish design? Or maybe you are ready to move up from knitting scarves and need to find your next challenge? At the FREEKY FRAYA site, your find patterns for everything from sweaters and hats to home décor items such as pillows, decorations and potholders.
HOW TO HANDLE YOUR COTTON KNITTING YARN CORRECTLY
Now that you have made time and found the enthusiasm to knit a nice cotton yarn sweater, it would be a shame if you were to damage it, for example by washing it incorrectly. Therefore, it is important to know how to treat your cotton correctly.
Most cotton can withstand a machine-washing temperature of 40degC, but the limit is always written on the yarn’s wrapping label. Washing the cotton yarn directly may cause the colour to change, and always wash your finished article separately, as it is most likely a little more fragile than the cotton clothes you buy in the stores. Never use fabric softener as it destroys the fibres in the material, and never use the tumble dryer due to the risk of shrinking. If you treat your cotton products correctly, they will stay in perfect shape for many years to come.
BUY COLOURFUL COTTON YARN FROM FRAYA
If you want to ensure you have clothes at a reasonable price, buying cotton yarn is the safe way to go. Cotton is available in many different varieties and as a mixed product. For example, if you need more warmth in the winter months, FRAYA also has BLENDED yarn that consists of 75 % cotton and 25 % wool, which adds an extra dimension of softness. You can also find the organic version FRAYA CONSCIOUS, which is a little thicker than the COLOURFUL one.
The organic certificate indicates that these cotton plants have been grown naturally without any gene-modification or use of synthetic chemicals that are harmful to the environment. There are many possibilities and you can choose which type will be best for the project you have in mind. Buy your COLOURFUL cotton yarn from FRAYA today. Discounted rates of shipping may be offered if you buy in bulk quantities, but however much you decide to buy, we will be ready to help you with your purchase.
It is important to be aware that there will always be slight variations in the yarn, even though they are all made of cotton. Therefore, we recommend that you read about the qualities of the different FRAYA yarn products before selecting the one that will be the centre of your next creative knitting project.
If you are unsure which yarn type you need for your coming project, we’ll be happy to help you out! We have years of experience with both knitting and crochet, and we have tried every project imaginable – and of course, we are happy to share our expertise with you! Write us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at +44 333 1559 855, and we’ll help you move forward with your creative project.