Everyday luxury!

Content: 53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 120 m
Recommended needle size: 4 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Machine wash on gentle cycle 30°C / Dry Flat

Made from a wonderful mix of cotton, viscose and linen, DROPS Belle is an all-year yarn that breathes well, has a delicate texture and shine, and it’s perfect to wear directly on the skin!

Part of Yarn Group B, this yarn is a great alternative to make patterns designed in other cotton yarns -like Cotton Light and Muskat- extra luxurious!

Made in EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 09.HBG.68250), Standard 100, Class I. This means that it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and that it is safe for human use. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

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1.60 GBP

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Online price
Knitted Home
1.60 GBP
1.66 GBP
Cotton Pod
1.80 GBP
Hop Stitch & Jumper
1.80 GBP
1.80 GBP
1.80 GBP
Little Woollie LTD
1.80 GBP
Purple Sheep Yarns
1.80 GBP
Slipstitch Ldn
1.80 GBP
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
1.80 GBP

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

Colours in DROPS Belle (16)

uni colour 01
off white
uni colour 02
light beige
uni colour 03
uni colour 06
uni colour 07
uni colour 04
old pink
uni colour 11
uni colour 16
uni colour 12
dark violet
uni colour 19
navy blue
uni colour 20
jeans blue
uni colour 15
dark jeans blue
uni colour 13
uni colour 17
moss green
uni colour 10
uni colour 08
Please be aware that the colours shown may vary from screen to screen in the same way that shades may vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot.
(*) coming soon, (#) discontinued.

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Machine wash on gentle cycle 30°C / Dry Flat

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1) What type of fibers make the DROPS yarns?

Yarn can be made from a large number of natural and synthetic fibers. DROPS carries mainly yarns made from wool, cotton, alpaca, linen, mohair and silk. Each fiber type has its own qualities, and they are often mixed to take advantage of the best properties of each one. Coarse yarn has the advantage of being stronger and more durable, and finer fibers offer more softness and comfort. Here a bit about the main fibers we carry:

Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca, and it is similar in structure to sheep wool fiber. Its softness comes from the small diameter of the fiber, similar to merino wool. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Yarn made from alpaca fibers does not felt or pill easily, and it can be light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in 22 natural colors, with more than 300 shades from a true-blue black through browns-black, browns, white, silver and rose-greys.

This fiber comes from the Angora goats, and it's considered a luxury fiber. Mohair yarn is warm as wool, but much lighter in weight; it is durable, dyes well and does not felt easily. Mohair fibers have also a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Despite being a hard fiber, mohair is usually spun into a very fluffy yarn, resulting in airy and lustrous garments.

The wool fibers come from the skin of sheep and are relatively coarse fibers. Two striking characteristics of wool are its susceptibility to heat and its felting property, which is caused by the scales on the surface. Depending upon the breed of sheep, the appearance of the wool varies.
Wool from Merino sheep is considered the finest type of wool, having as characteristics that is finely crimped and soft. All the Merino wool in the DROPS yarns has its origins in South America, coming from sheep that have not been subject to Mulesing.
Pure new wool is wool made directly from animal fleece, and not recycled from existing wool garments. Machine washable wool is wool treated chemically to minimize the outer fuzzy layer of the fibers, and be therefore fitable for machine wash (see Superwash).

The silk fiber is a fine continuous fiber produced from the cocoon of a moth caterpillar known as the silkworm. While silkworm is cultivated, the wild or tussah silk is obtained from uncultivated silkworm cocoons. Silk fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers and makes a wonderful knitting yarn. It blends really well with other fibers, especially wool. Silk also dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

Vegetable fibers:
There are several varieties of vegetable fibers, found in the cell walls of plants or vegetables. Of all the varieties, two are recognized as major knitted or textile fibers. They are cotton and linen.
Cotton is the fiber surrounding the seeds in a cotton pod, and it is almost pure cellulose. Cotton is usually white in color but there are green and brown varieties as well. The cotton fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile that is good for summer clothing and accessories, making a weaker yarn than silk or linen but stronger than wool.
Mercerized cotton is cotton that has been through a mercerization treatment. This treatment gives cotton fabrics and threads a lustrous yarn that is more lustrous than conventional cotton. It is also stronger, takes dye a little more readily, makes the yarn more resistant to mildew and reduces lint. It also may not shrink or lose its shape as much as "regular" cotton.
Linen is a fiber derived from the stalk of the flax plant that is durable and stronger than any other fiber. The linen fiber is relatively soft, straight and lustrous and becomes more beautiful with age. Linen is more comfortable to wear in hot temperatures than cotton, due to the fact that it absorbs moisture better and dries more quickly.

Other materials used in our yarns include synthetic fibers such as acrylic, viscose, polyamide (nylon) and polyester. These fibers are used mostly to give strength to a yarn (like our sock yarn, DROPS Fabel) or a special kind of structure (like our blown yarn, DROPS Air).

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2) What is polyamide?

The polyamide fibre, commonly known as nylon, is very strong, durable, lightweight, easy to care for (can be machine washed and dried), and elastic, which makes it perfect for blending with other fibres to produce hard-wearing yarns like sock yarn.

Compared to polyester, polyamide is softer and more flexible, but it also absorbs more water and dries slower.

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3) What type of information can I find on the DROPS yarn labels?

All DROPS yarn labels include information about fiber content (wool, cotton, etc.), weight in grams and ounces, length in meters and yards, washing instructions and symbols (explained here), color number, dye lot number and yarn group information.

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4) What are the DROPS yarn groups?

All DROPS yarns are classified into 6 different thickness groups (A to F). Yarns in a same group have similar knitting tension/gauge, and can therefore be interchanged in patterns; however the length may be different, so when substituting always calculate the amount of meters/yards needed for the pattern to know the amount of yarn you need to get.

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5) Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

Yes, as long as the yarn can be worked in the same knitting tension/gauge. Always swatch to make sure you get the same number of stitches in width and rows in height as given in the pattern.

Remember that different yarns with different textures, will give the garment different looks. The yardage/length may also be different, so when substituting always calculate the number of yards needed, in order to know the amount of yarn you need.

Read more about how to calculate the amount of an alternative yarn - and how to replace 1 thread of a yarn with 2 or more of another, here.

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6) What does it mean when a yarn is “Superwash”?

A superwash wool is a special wool product that has been treated or processed in a way that allows it to be machine washable. Many people are afraid to work with wool because it is so easy to shrink (though some shrink wool on purpose) and superwash wool can allow them to work with great fibers without worry. (Read more here).

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7) What does “Oeko-Tex® certified” means?

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s as a response to the needs of the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. The test for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

For more info go to www.oeko-tex.com

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8) Where are the DROPS yarns produced?

You can read about where all DROPS yarns are produced in each of the yarns shade cards and in our price list.

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9) Why are your yarns so cheap?

As Northern Europe's largest brand of hand knitting yarns and designs, we have unique opportunities to work with the very best raw materials and make savings that benefit you. That's why you can buy DROPS yarn 20-30% cheaper than similar products!

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10) How accurate are the colours on the shade cards online?

When obtaining images for the shade card, we do our best to achieve the highest level of color accuracy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how images will appear on your computer screen. Every monitor displays color differently, some colors might look darker than they really are, and some colors might be more saturated on some screens. If you experience that many of the yarn colors looks different on your screen than the actual color of the skeins, you can adjust the setting on your monitor.

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11) What is a micron? What does super fine / extra fine mean?

The fineness of yarn fibers is measured in microns (thousands of millimeters). Super fine alpaca wool is 26-28 microns. Fine merino wool is less than 21.5 microns and extra fine merino is under 19.5 microns. The less microns the softer and more delicate a quality can be, the more microns the more hard wear the quality will be.

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12) Why are the colours in my skeins of print yarn different?

The reason why two skeins of a same print yarn look different can be 1) that both skeins are part of different dye lots; 2) that the skeins have been dyed using a technique called "magic print" (the one used for example in DROPS Delight), which provides unique patterns and smooth colour transitions to each skein, meaning also that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

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13) My store doesn’t have the colour I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn colour you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the colour even if they don’t have it in stock themselves. See a list of all DROPS stores here.

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14) Where can I find a specific dye lot of a colour?

Always try contacting your DROPS store first. If they do not have the dye lot you want we recommend you to ask other knitters and crocheters in the DROPS Workshop in Facebook or Ravelry, which may have the dye lot in their stash and might be willing to part from it.

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15) Why does my yarn shed?

Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the fibers together. All yarns have excess fibers (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding, in varied degrees that depend on how the yarn is spun. Brushed yarns ("hairier" yarns) like DROPS Melody, have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefore shed more. Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibers. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding.

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

  • When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.
  • Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibers to become less attached to each other, and excess fibers will come off easier. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.
  • Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label. Garments worked with hairier yarns usually need to be shaken once dry after washing, so that the hairs rise and any excess fibers can come off.

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Comments / Questions (73)

Christine Holman Macinnis 14.05.2020 - 11:55:

I am interested in purchasing DROPS Belle yarn, old pink, colour 11 . How much would it cost to mail 7 balls of yarn to Nova Scotia, Canada B3Z 2N2. Thanks.

DROPS Design 15.05.2020 kl. 09:03:

Dear Mrs Holman Macinnis, please find the list of DROPS retailers in or shipping to Canada here. Happy knitting!

Nina Kierstein 05.05.2020 - 16:11:

Jeg er glad for at bruge jeres tip om dobbelt knude til garnskifte. Bruger dette til bomuldsgarn, men ikke uld. Kan det bruges (og holder den) i Belle? Jeg er i gang med et sjal og vil gerne undgå at hæfte ender.

DROPS Design 08.05.2020 kl. 13:34:

Hej Nina, ja den bør holde :)

Anne-Marie Reinholdt 05.05.2020 - 10:16:

Hej, sidder med en opskrift (ikke Drops) strikket med Drops Air men jeg vil så gerne lave den i Drops Belle. Går det? Det er lidt svört med omregneren da det er to forskellige garn grupper. Men jeg synes Air bliver for varmt i sommer.

DROPS Design 05.05.2020 kl. 10:29:

Hej Anne-Marie, DROPS Belle er ikke så tyk som DROPS Air, så hvis du vælger at bruge DROPS Belle, så vil dit arbejde blive lidt mere løst. Husk at for at få målene i opskriften er det vigtigt at du følger strikkefastheden som passer til opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Sharman L Kovach 21.04.2020 - 20:35:

Did I place an order for Drops Belle? I think I tried to ordered it from UK but it wouldn't allow the delivery process to complete. I would rather order from the USA. I believe I cancelled the UK order but am not sure. I am in Littleton, CO USA and would rather order it from the USA. I would like 4 balls of Bella Jeans Blue and 5 balls of Bella Dark jeans blue.

DROPS Design 22.04.2020 kl. 08:50:

Dear Mrs Kovach, you will find the list of DROPS Stores shipping to USA here. Happy knitting!

Gisela Hamm Vinga 09.04.2020 - 16:35:

Hallo, ich wuerde liebend gerne das Drops Modell vs-065 stricken, kann aber nirgends eine Anleitung finden. Bitte helfen Sie mir weiter! Vielen Dank

DROPS Design 09.04.2020 kl. 18:11:

Liebe Frau Hamm Vinga, dieses Modell gehört zu der neuesten Kollektion, die Anleitungen von allen Modellen der Kollektion werden kostenlos bis Juli 2020 veröffentlicht. Danke im voraus für Ihren Geduld!

Cristina Rossini 07.04.2020 - 11:35:

Buongiorno sulla cartella colori mi sembra che manchino delle tinte che sono nelle foto dei gruppi di gomitoli che avete fotografato in sequenza.

DROPS Design 08.04.2020 kl. 11:13:

Buongiorno Cristina. I colori fotografati sono tutti presenti nella cartella dei colori. Il suo rivenditore Drops di fiducia può aiutarla. Buon lavoro!

Bente Lilian Nielsen 17.03.2020 - 09:14:

Vil I anbefale drops Belle til baby tøj? Mvh.Bente

DROPS Design 23.03.2020 kl. 08:01:

Hei Bente. Vi har ingen baby oppskrifter i DROPS Belle, men mange baby oppskrifter du kan bruke DROPS Belle til. Denne kvaliteten egner seg kanskje best til større barn og voksne, men dette er også en personlig mening hva man ønsker. mvh DROPS design

Steffi Sanmann 12.03.2020 - 14:10:

Moin, ich möchte gerne die Drops Jacke Arrowhead stricken. Dort wurde Drops Alaska benutzt. Ich würde gerne Drops Belle dafür benutzen. Ich gehe mal von 800g Alaska aus und habe 9,33 x Drops Belle errechnet. Kann das hinkommen? MfG Steffi

DROPS Design 13.03.2020 kl. 08:58:

Liebe Frau Sanmann, diese Jacke wird in Alaska getrickt, dh mit einem Garn von der Garngruppe C, Sie können irgendeinen Garn der Garngruppe C oder 2 Fäden von der Garngruppe A benutzen aber nicht 1 Faden Garngruppe B (wie Belle). Benutzen Sie den Garnumrechner bei dem Modell um Alternativen zu finden - hier lesen Sie mehr über Garnalternativen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sophie 14.02.2020 - 11:52:

Ich habe gerade einen Sommerpullover mit Belle angefangen. Leider weist das Garn schon nach 8 Runden 3 Fehler auf, das also einer oder 2 Fäden länger sind und ich Schlaufen bilden. Was kann ich tun? Color 06 7071723012468

DROPS Design 17.02.2020 kl. 13:33:

Liebe Sophie, nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit Ihrem DROPS Laden auf, gerne wird man Ihnen weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sandra 12.02.2020 - 11:53:

Hej! Jag köpte ett nystan Belle Uni Coulour av färgen 18 (en ljusare lila) men den verkar inte finnas att beställa på hemsidan nu när jag tittar. Är det en färg som utgått ur sortimentet helt?

DROPS Design 13.02.2020 kl. 12:29:

Hej Sandra, Ja den har tyvärr utgått från sortimentet.

How can I replace this yarn? If you are looking to replace this yarn with another DROPS yarn, you can use another yarn within the same yarn group, or try our yarn converter!

Have a problem with the DROPS yarn you purchased? When you purchase yarn from the shade cards or patterns on our site, you are not buying directly from DROPS but from one of the hundreds of DROPS stores around the world. It is therefore important that you take contact with the DROPS store where you bought the yarn, and that you save the labels of all the skeins you purchased (they are your warranty). The DROPS store you contact will assist you and escalate the claim if necessary. Find a list of DROPS stores here.
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