Loopy Mango Big Cotton Yarn
48 yards (43 m) 3.5 oz. (100 g)
Made In Italy
This yarn is great for people with wool allergies and for warmer climate. Cotton is a plant fiber, making Big Cotton yarn 100% vegan.
This chunky cotton yarn is perfect for quick projects - 1 or 2 balls is enough for a beanie, 3 for a fringe scarf, 8 for a long vest, 5 for a baby blanket. To see all Loopy Mango projects with this yarn see our Big Cotton DIY kits.
Making a larger project? Big Cotton is also available in cones! One cone is equal to 5 balls of Big Cotton. Big Cotton 500g Cone
One ball knits up in 30-60 minutes
Recommended needle size: US 15 (10 mm), US 19 (15 mm), US 35 (19 mm)
Care: hand wash cold water and lay flat to dry (it is ok to tumble dry garments made with this yarn - it will eliminate a lot of shedding - test by making a small swatch with leftover yarn and washing and drying it).
Blanket Measurements and Skeins Needed (Using size 19 needle):
28'' x 34'' 500g of Big Cotton (Big Cotton Baby Blanket)
28'' x 40'' 600g of Big Cotton (Nantucket style)
30'' x 50'' 800g of Big Cotton (Montauk style)
Five skeins of Big Cotton will make a throw that's 28'' x 34'' (70cm x 76cm) so that's 28 times 34, so 952 square inches (70 times 76 = 5320 square cm). You will then divide 952 by 5 (we had 5 skeins), which gives us 190 square inches per skein. So, if you want to make, for example, 28'' x 40'' blanket you need to multiply 28 by 40 which gives you 1120 and divide that number by 190, so 5.8 (6) skeins - 600g of Big Cotton!