Everyday luxury!



per 1.8 oz

Content: 53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 131 yds (120 m)
Recommended needle size: US 6 / 4 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle cold 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

Made in: EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 09.HBG.68250), Standard 100, Class I from the Hohenstein Institute. This means that is has been tested for harmful substances and is considered safe in human-ecological terms. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

Yarn type
DROPS price
Deals from
uni colour
3.05 USD
2.39 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
2.39 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
3.05 USD

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20 Colours in DROPS Belle

uni colour 01
uni colour 26
off white
uni colour 02
light beige
uni colour 03
mint cream
uni colour 23
uni colour 24
forest brown
uni colour 25
uni colour 04
rose water
uni colour 22
uni colour 16
almond rose
uni colour 21
old pink
uni colour 11
uni colour 12
navy blue
uni colour 20
uni colour 17
dark jeans blue
uni colour 13
jeans blue
uni colour 15
moss green
uni colour 10
uni colour 07
uni colour 08

Product information

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!

Read more about our products' sustainability here

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.

How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Machine wash on gentle cycle cold 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

Read more about washing yarn

Do you have a question about this yarn?

See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about our yarns.

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 offers 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 its 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 comes 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

12) Why are the colors 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 color 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Comments / Questions (158)

country flag Karen wrote:

Mijn favoriete garen van Drops :-). Kunnen er nog meer vrolijke kleuren komen? Bijvoorbeeld lavendel, mintgroen, koraal, turquoise....

28.10.2023 - 09:15

country flag Clara wrote:

Hei, Jeg har kjøpt dette garnet second hand, og det ser veldig ut som fargen "løvetann", selv om det står fargekode "3" på etikettene. Kan det stemme at dette er samme farge? Hilsen Clara

17.08.2023 - 22:53

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Clara, det skulle kunne være så at noget er gået fejl der... men du som har nøglerne ser det nok bedst selv - god fornøjelse! :)

18.08.2023 kl. 13:51

country flag Debora wrote:

Buonasera, ho scritto un anno fa perché purtroppo, rispettando le istruzioni di lavaggio, mi capita che i capi lavorati con Belle dopo 2 volte che li indosso cedono tantissimo. Si allungano e allargano di 2 cm!! Capita solo a me? Eppure lavoro con ferri 4 e ho pure la mano stretta.. Ho provato a lavorare coi ferri 3,5 e fare una taglia in meno ma non risolvo il problema, dopo una giornata addosso, il filato comincia a cedere...

05.07.2023 - 20:28

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Debora, purtroppo non abbiamo altre indicazioni in merito se non quelle riportate sulla fascetta. Buon lavoro!

06.07.2023 kl. 16:57

country flag Mascha wrote:

Hallo! Kann man dieses Garn zusammen mit Kid-Mohair verstricken, um den Pullover etwas flauschiger zu machen? Oder ist das nicht empfehlenswert?

28.02.2023 - 21:39

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, sicher können Sie Belle mit z.B. Kid-Silk zusammen stricken. Wie immer stricken Sie am besten eine Maschenprobe zuvor, so finden Sie die richtige Textur, Nadelgröße und Maschenprobe, die Ihnen gefällt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

01.03.2023 kl. 10:22

country flag Susi wrote:

Danke für den netten Tipp, Inge !

14.02.2023 - 17:18

country flag Inge wrote:

Hi Susi, ich kann in jedem Fall die Belle empfehlen. Ich habe bereits mehrere Pullover daraus gestrickt. Das Garn teilt sich nicht wie andere mehrfädige Baumwollgarne. Es ist ein wenig unregelmäßig was mir bei Glatt rechts gestrickten Projekten zu einem gleichmäßigen Strickbild verhilft. Es trägt sich wunderbar auch an warmen Tagen und lässt sich problemlos in der Maschine waschen. Nicht zuletzt ist es für die hochwertige Materialzusammensetzung sehr günstig.

14.02.2023 - 08:06

country flag Susi wrote:

Ich habe Probleme, mich für eins der Baumwollgarne zu entscheiden. Welche Qualität ist formstabil und eignet sich für einen Pullover mit langen Ärmeln ? Ich hätte gerne eine Empfehlung für das qualitativ hochwertigste Baumwollgarn von DROPS in Gruppe A oder B. Danke.

13.02.2023 - 17:41

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Susi, siehe unten eine Antwort von einer Kundin - gerne kann Ihnen Ihr DROPS Laden damit - auch per Telefon oder per E-Mail - weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

14.02.2023 kl. 14:28

country flag SIGNOUREL wrote:

Bonjour, On m'a donné plusieurs pelotes de Drops Belle coloris 17- pétrole Je ne sais pas si la personne les avaient depuis longtemps.... Je dois en acheter d'autres. Pouvez-vous m'indiquer si vous avez encore le bain -dyelot 841 merci

16.01.2023 - 19:34

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Signourel, contactez les différents magasins DROPS pour leur demander, ils pourront vous aider, même par mail ou téléphone. Vous pouvez également demander à d'autres tricoteuses du monde entier via notre DROPS Workshop; peut être que l'une d'entre elle pourra vous aider. Bon tricot!

17.01.2023 kl. 10:31

country flag Béatrice Thibaud wrote:

Je cherche drops belle couleur 14 je ne trouve pas .

13.08.2022 - 13:36

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Thibaud, cette couleur a été retirée du nuancier, je suis désolée. Votre magasin pourra vous aider à choisir une autre couleur si besoin, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

15.08.2022 kl. 09:11

country flag Hilde Tornes wrote:

Ønsker å bestille garn

05.08.2022 - 12:29

country flag Marian Elisa Christensen wrote:

Har I Drops Belle colour 20 dyelot 3532 på lager. Jeg tror jeg mangler 2 nøgler...

14.07.2022 - 10:02

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Marian. Vi har dessvärre inte översikt på vilka dyelot våra återförsäljare har på lager, men ta gärna kontakt med de så hjälper de dig. Mvh DROPS Design

14.07.2022 kl. 13:27

country flag Sonia wrote:

Wo kann ich die Kommentare über die Garne lesen?

13.07.2022 - 16:33

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Sonia, Leider sind die Kommentare im Garnbereich nicht öffentlich zugänglich.

24.07.2022 kl. 19:26

country flag Vivien Thorogood wrote:

Hi do Belle and Fabel combine well? I have a children's pattern using 5.5 mm needles. Thank you :)

30.06.2022 - 18:33

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Vivien, no, they don't combine well. Belle is a cotton thread so it won't get mixed with Fabel and both threads will be completely separated when working.

30.06.2022 kl. 21:09

country flag Heidemann wrote:

Wo gibt es dir Farbe Pearl zu kaufen?

16.06.2022 - 10:35

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Heidemann, diese Farbe ist ganz neu, fragen Sie mal Ihren DROPS Laden, wann sie sie bekommen werden. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

17.06.2022 kl. 08:21

country flag Helga Eer wrote:

Liebes Team, da ich mit Strickmaschine stricke, wollte ich wissen, ob die BELLE unicolor auch der Maschine verarbeitet werden kann. Steht das auf der Banderole und ich hab's nicht gesehen ? Danke im Voraus und liebe Grüße aus Wien

11.06.2022 - 10:32

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Eer, es kommt nach Ihrer Strickamaschinen an, am besten schauen Sie die Gebrauchshinweisen/anleitung oder fragen Sie Ihr DROPS Laden/ ein Strickforum. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

13.06.2022 kl. 12:16

country flag Lena wrote:

På den här sidan står det att Garnius.se säljeR Drops belle för 16 kr/nystan. På hemsidan kostar det 19kr - lite falsk marknadsföring va?

09.06.2022 - 16:48

country flag Renata Del Sal wrote:

Filato molto scorrevole con bellissimi colori. Io per i capi estivi lo lavoro coi ferri n 5 (campione 17x22 m = 10x10 cm). Mi piacerebbe che ci fosse anche un verde più scuro.

03.06.2022 - 13:26

country flag Debora wrote:

Buongiorno, il filato è bellissimo e molto confortevole da indossare. Però mi succede che dopo averlo indossato un paio di volte, si lascia andare moltissimo e non tiene più la forma, che riacquista una volta lavato. Com'è possibile? Lavorato con ferri 4 ottenendo il campione corretto. Grazie mille

28.05.2022 - 15:31

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Debora, ha seguito le istruzioni di lavaggio riportate sulla fascetta? Si ricordi di asciugare il lavoro in piano e non appeso. Buon lavoro!

29.05.2022 kl. 14:30

country flag Heleen Vanderlaan wrote:

To wear a garment made with this yarn is every day a joy! Year around.

26.05.2022 - 22:02

country flag Aud Jorunn Blindheim wrote:

Hvordan vil plagg i Bella garn holde seg i bruk? Det virker som det kan ha lett for å sige ut sige ut? noen som har erfaringer? Mvh. Aud

05.05.2022 - 12:33

DROPS Design answered:

Hej, Nej absolut ikke (hvis du overholder strikkefastheden). DROPS Belle holder sig fin både efter brug og vask :)

06.05.2022 kl. 14:29

country flag Vief Cornelissen wrote:

Wat is de bron van de viscose?

01.05.2022 - 20:10

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Vief,

De grondstof van viscose is cellulose (hout dus). Deze ondergaat een chemische behandeling waardoor de glanzende en zachte structuur ontstaat. Het wordt ook wel nepzijde genoemd, maar heeft vergelijkbare eigenschappen als katoen. Onze viscose komt uit Turkije.

21.05.2022 kl. 16:25

country flag Yiqi Huang wrote:

Dear Drops team, I would like to make the Aegean (vs-031) T-shirt which uses Drops Belle, but I can't find the colour 14 (light blue) anywhere online in Germany. Even here the number 14 is missing. Is it completely sold out? I really like the colour in the design, would you make a suggestion on the substitution woll in the matching colour? Thank you!

25.04.2022 - 00:13

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Huang, this colour is now discontinued - please feel free to contact your DROPS store for any assistance choosing the best matching colour. They will help you even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

25.04.2022 kl. 08:58

country flag Maria Rind wrote:

Hej Jeg har købt Belle i farven rosenmandel online, men synes ikke farven er pæn i virkeligheden. Kan jeg evt. strikke den sammen med andet tyndt garn i en farve der skjuler den beige tone i rosenmandel? Jeg har ikke kunnet finde opskrifter på noget der er strikket i rosenmandel farven og kan heller ikke finde den under garnkombinationer. På forhånd tak. vh.

03.04.2022 - 16:52

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Maria. Vanskelig å gi et godt personlig råd ang fargevalg/mix av farger, vi er alle forskjellige. Du må du finne en farge du liker og vil mene passe til rosenmandel. Om du strikker med 1 tråd DROPS Belle + 1 tråd fra samme garngruppe som Belle (garn fra garngruppe B), kan du velge en oppskrift som er strikket med garn fra garngruppe D. Men husk å sjekke at din strikkefasthet stemmer. Du må også huske ved miks av kvaliteter, hvordan plagget skal vaskes. mvh DROPS Design

04.04.2022 kl. 09:12

country flag Helle wrote:

Kunne godt tænke mig nye farver,,det fantastisk garn men mangler nye farver

19.03.2022 - 06:04

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Helle. Kom gjerne med fargeforslag, så skal vi beskjed videre til de som vurderer nye farger. mvh DROPS Design

21.03.2022 kl. 09:18

country flag Lydia wrote:

Vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort. Spannen wird leider nicht helfen, denn ich habe ja zuviele Reihen bei richtiger Breite.Das butterfly heart top wird von der Mitte aus im Lacemuster nach außen und unten gestrickt-das Umrechnen ist dann schwierig.\r\nAber trotzdem nochmals vielen Dank für Ihre schnelle Rückmeldung. Viele Grüße Lydia

18.03.2022 - 17:11

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