x Loopy Mango Big Cotton Cone
Available in two sizes:
500 g - 240 yards (210 m) 17.5 oz. (500 g)
1000 g - 480 yards (420 m) 35 oz. (1000 g)
Made In Italy
This yarn is great for people with wool allergies and for warmer climates. Cotton is a plant fiber, making Big Cotton yarn 100% vegan.
One cone knits up in 4-6 (8-12) hours.
Recommended needle size: US 15 (10 mm), US 19 (15 mm), US 35 (19 mm).
This chunky cotton yarn is perfect for quick projects - 1 or 2 cones are perfect for blankets, 1 cone and a few balls are great for sweaters and cardigans! If you order cones and balls the dye lot will match. To see all Loopy Mango projects with this yarn see our Big Cotton DIY kits.
If you are purchasing yarn for a Recluse Cardigan in Big Cotton, size S/M takes two 500g cones + three balls of Big Cotton and size M/L takes three 500g cones.
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!