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Yarn & Materials

Cotton yarn in superfine (size 1) is my most used yarn and it’s perfect for tops. and you can make really delicate pieces when matching it with a 3 mm hook.

I especially like the organic cotton from Mayflower because of its very soft and light texture and beautiful colors.

Yarn for Olivia halterneck dress:

Green yarn – cotton, viscose & linen blend
Off white yarn (alternative) – cotton
Blue yarn (alternative) – cotton

Drops Paris

is a cotton yarn in size 4 (aran/worsted). It is great for sweaters or vests or accessories like bags and hats.

It’s more heavy than our first cotton yarn, but because it’s cotton it’s more breathable than syntethic fibers.

Drops Belle

in size 3 (DK/worsted) is a blend of cotton, viscose and linen.

This makes it a good vegan substitute for wool because of the warm qualities of viscose and linen.

Scheepjes Our Tribe

is a merino/polyamide blend in size 2 (sport).

It’s perfect for making clothes that is both light and warm on the body.

Drops Snow

Is a super bulky wool yarn that comes in many different colors. It’s super fun and quick to work with and the result could be a warm and comfy sweater that you would never want to take off.

Finding the right yarn size

When I refer to yarn sizes in my patterns I use this scheme and use both US and UK terms. Make sure to look at the yardage to be sure you are picking the right size yarn. I most often use size 1.

size 0 = lace (hook: 1,5-2,5)
size 1 = fingering (hook: 2,5-3)
size 2 = sport (hook: 3,5-4,5)
size 3 = worsted (hook: 4,5-5,5)
size 4 = aran (5,5-6,5)
size 5 = bulky (6,5-9)
size 6 = super bulky (8 and up)

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