DROPS Cotton Light

A cool cotton yarn for summer!




Content: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 105 m
Recommended needle size: 4 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Dry Flat

Made in: EU
Raw material origin: Cotton from Turkey, polyester from Spain

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 951032), Standard 100, Class I from the AITEX - Textile Research 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
DROPS Cotton Light
uni colour
1.15 GBP
1.06 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 Price
1.06 GBP
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Leamington Spa
1.15 GBP
The Wool Factory
1.15 GBP
Bùth Bharraigh Ltd
Isle of Barra
1.15 GBP
Fibre and Fleece
1.15 GBP
Forest Yarncraft
1.15 GBP
1.15 GBP
My Happy Place Wool Shop
1.15 GBP
The Novello Wool Shop
Godstone, Surrey
1.15 GBP

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

34 Colours in DROPS Cotton Light

uni colour 02
off white
uni colour 01
light beige
uni colour 21
brown khaki
uni colour 22
uni colour 37
dark grey
uni colour 30
pearl grey
uni colour 31
uni colour 42
uni colour 28
uni colour 36
uni colour 35
light peach
uni colour 40
pink marshmallow
uni colour 44
light pink
uni colour 05
peony pink
uni colour 41
pink flamingo
uni colour 45
uni colour 32
uni colour 17
uni colour 18
wild orchid
uni colour 38
light lilac
uni colour 25
uni colour 24
blue bonnet
uni colour 33
jeans blue
uni colour 26
light jeans blue
uni colour 34
light wash
uni colour 46
ice blue
uni colour 08
uni colour 27
dark turquoise
uni colour 14
spring green
uni colour 39
apple green
uni colour 11
light sage
uni colour 43
green khaki
uni colour 12
uni colour 20

Product information

DROPS Cotton Light is a soft, cotton yarn made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester micro. Spun from multiple strands which gives a smooth and even stitch definition; the micro fibers are thinner than silk strands and they do not take up moisture, which, combined with cotton, results in both summer and winter garments that breathe, have good shape stability and high durability.

DROPS Cotton Light is a great choice for children's garments, as it’s machine washable and comes in a wide variety of fun and vibrant colours. Please note that, if you intend to use this yarn to crochet, it tends to split due to the strands' smooth and silky character.

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 40°C / 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 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).

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.

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.

The reason why the microns in a yarn’s fibers are important is that the yarn will eventually become something else, and how delicate or coarse a yarn is will determine in part what we use it for. That’s why we recommend the softest yarns (like DROPS Baby Merino) for baby clothing, or why we choose to use a more hard wear yarn like DROPS Snow, for a seating pad or slipper.

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.

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.

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.

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 (155)

country flag Luna wrote:

Het werken met deze bolletjes is erg fijn. Helaas ben ik in mijn laatste zwarte bol al twee fabrieks knopen tegen gekomen waarbij er ook nog eens een flink lang stuk anders is dan de rest van de bol. Valt me wel erg tegen, hierdoor zal ik namelijk een nieuwe bol moeten kopen.

04.10.2023 - 22:01

country flag Kren wrote:

It would be a great help to have all verbage translated to English please...I'm trying to find out what needle size to use with this yarn...

26.06.2023 - 14:10

country flag Julia Moyle wrote:

Would this yarn be suitable for new born baby knitted items Thanks

13.02.2023 - 15:51

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Moyle, sure you can - please find here all patterns for babies worked with a yarn group B such as Cotton Light - just use the yarn converter to get the required amount. Happy knitting!

13.02.2023 kl. 16:07

country flag Josee wrote:

Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir si la laine de coton Cotton light est appropriee pour crocheter un sac Granny ? Merci beaucoup !

09.02.2023 - 23:55

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Josee, tout à fait, à titre d'exemple, nous avons même quelques sacs réalisés en Cotton Light. Bon crochet!

10.02.2023 kl. 09:39

country flag Joyce wrote:

What the weight of your yarn. Like are they 2, 3, etc

04.06.2022 - 19:30

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Joyce, DROPS Cotton Light is a 3 yarn. It's DK/Light/ Worsted.

05.06.2022 kl. 20:37

country flag Valle Marjo wrote:

Onko puseroa tehdessä otettava huomiota kokoa valitessa se että lanka kutistuu pesussa?

19.05.2022 - 08:46

country flag María Jesús Gutierrez Herrero wrote:

Buenos días. Por favor me podeis informar si teneis de Drops Cotton Light el color 21-tintada 814, tengo una labor empezada y me hace falta mas hilo. Gracias

17.05.2022 - 12:58

DROPS Design answered:

Hola María Jesús, no tenemos información sobre el stock de colores y tintadas concretas. Te recomendamos preguntar a las propias tiendas DROPS; puedes encontrar una lista de tiendas DROPS con envío a España en el siguiente link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&cid=23

22.05.2022 kl. 22:31

country flag Carolyne Oyoo wrote:

Where to buy?

11.05.2022 - 14:18

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Oyoo, we unfortunately have no DROPS stores in USA, but you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping there here. Visit their website to read more and don't hesitate to contact them if needed. Happy knitting!

11.05.2022 kl. 16:12

country flag Carolyne Oyoo wrote:

I want to buy online DROPS Yarn group B. Cotton light 20 skeins. Where do I buy.. I am a good customer of yours. In future, exploring possibilities to be your agent.

11.05.2022 - 14:16

country flag Jzaroff wrote:

What is equivalent in yarn in the United States?

20.03.2022 - 14:56

country flag Petra Klackl wrote:

Hallo.gibt es von der farbe 30 die lotnr.770?\r\nl.g.petra klackl

15.03.2022 - 16:39

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Klackl, gerne fragen Sie direkt Ihr DROPS Laden, gerne können Sie auch mal andere Strickerinnen in unserem DROPS Workshop fragen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

16.03.2022 kl. 09:52

country flag Belli Derbenev wrote:

Wie kann ich Garn bestellen?

11.03.2022 - 14:42

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Derbenev, hier finden Sie die Liste von den DROPS Laden; sonnst können Sie afu "Bestellen" hier oben klicken, um die Liste von den DROPS Händlern zu finden, Ihr Laden wählen, dann rechts der Namen auf "Bestellen" klicken, um Ihre Bestellung zu machen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

14.03.2022 kl. 14:46

country flag Silvia Büttne wrote:

Ich habe das Garn in der Farbe in einen Raglan von oben-Pullover verstrickt. Nach dem Waschen (40 Grad, wie auf der Banderole angegeben) sieht man breite verblasste Streifen. Offenbar habe manche Knäuel mehr Farbe verloren als andere. Sehr schade 😔

10.03.2022 - 19:44

DROPS Design answered:

Frau Büttne, am besten wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihrem DROPS Laden, dort wird man Ihnen damit helfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

11.03.2022 kl. 10:03

country flag Patricia HUARD wrote:

Bonjour, Combien de pelotes pour faire un gilet manches longues Taille L en crochet? Merci pour votre réponse Cordialement

04.03.2022 - 16:29

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Huard, la quantité nécessaire va dépendre de la forme, du point employé, de l'échantillon, etc... vous trouverez ici quelques modèles en laines du groupe B (utilisez notre convertisseur si besoin), qui pourront vous inspirer. Bon crochet!

07.03.2022 kl. 10:06

country flag Libna Gascon wrote:

Buenos días, reciban un cordial saludo. Quisiera saber si hacen envíos para Gabón Africa? De ser así, el precio de los envíos

03.03.2022 - 13:31

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Libna, puedes consultar las tiendas DROPS con envío internacional en el siguiente enlace: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=19&w=1&cid=23

06.03.2022 kl. 12:27

country flag Simone wrote:

Ik wilde gebruik maken van de leuke aanbieding van Breiwebshop van 0,89 euro, blijkt er maar 1 kleur die prijs te hebben de rest is 0,99 euro.

21.02.2022 - 13:33

country flag Vicky wrote:

Нові фільми 2021 року. link

18.02.2022 - 22:32

country flag Lizzy wrote:

Hello, can you confirm that you use the same dye for you cotton yarn especially Cotton Light, Paris, safran and Loves You 7 thank you Lizzy

17.02.2022 - 11:37

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Lizzy, our cotton yarns are all OekoTex certificated, but the are from different producers, this means the dye are different. Your DROPS store will help you - even per mail or telephone - to find the best matching colours. Happy knitting!

22.02.2022 kl. 11:04

country flag Ellen Van Garderen wrote:

Vorig jaar heb ik bij jullie Cotton Light garen gekocht. Daar heb ik van over gehouden. Ik wil dezelfde kleur er bij bestellen. Mijn vraag is of jullie dit garen nog hebben. Het gaat om Colour 26 Dyelot 716 Ik dacht dat nr 34 dezelfde kleur is, maar de nummers verschillen. Ik kijk uit naar uw antwoord. Vriendelijk groet, Ellen

15.02.2022 - 18:48

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Ellen,

Voor vragen over kleurnummers en verfbaden kun je het beste terecht bij je verkooppunt. Zij kunnen je wellicht verder helpen om het juiste kleurbad en/of kleurnummer te vinden.

17.02.2022 kl. 14:06

country flag Lizzy Manning wrote:

Am after the EN71-3 certificate for this product to complete my technical file Thank you Lizzy Manning

15.02.2022 - 15:38

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Manning, we don't have EN71-3 for our yarns, we have Oeko-Tex - see certification number on the shadecard. Happy knitting!

16.02.2022 kl. 10:00

country flag Mari Carmen wrote:

Hola buenas tardes!! Tienen envíos a México ? O distribuidores aquí de sus estambres ? 😊 Saludos gracias

08.02.2022 - 16:33

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Mari Carmen, no tenemos tiendas en México, pero en el siguiente link puedes encontrar las tiendas con envío internacional: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&w=1&cid=23

13.02.2022 kl. 18:20

country flag Sandra Regina Ferraz Carpi wrote:

Olá, vocês enviam os fios para o Brasil? Thank you

28.01.2022 - 01:40

DROPS Design answered:

Querida Sandra, você pode encontrar as lojas DROPS que enviam para o Brasil no seguinte link:https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=28&w=1&cid=28

05.02.2022 kl. 18:19

country flag Sandra Regina Ferraz Carpi wrote:

Vocês enviam para o Brasil?

28.01.2022 - 01:39

DROPS Design answered:

Querida Sandra, você pode encontrar as lojas DROPS que enviam para o Brasil no seguinte link:https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=28&w=1&cid=28

05.02.2022 kl. 18:19

country flag Stine Rognerud wrote:

Har dere drops cotuon light farge 34,med innfatning 777? Trenger 3-4 stk nøster til en genser jeg er midt i.

04.11.2021 - 12:05

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Stine. Vi selger bare kilovis til butikker. Men ta kontakt med din butikk / en nettbutikk og hør om de har denne innfargingen. Du finner alle butikker under: Finn en butikk! Ellers så anbefaler jeg deg å bruke diverse sosiale medier for håndarbeid (f.eks DROPS Workshop), der er det mange brukere som hjelper hverandre med etterlysning av garn og partinr. mvh DROPS design

08.11.2021 kl. 10:43

country flag Christine wrote:

Hej! I am knitting a pullover with DROPS Cotton Light and I need to order more yarn. As I read that the quality has been changed in the past I am unsure wether I can buy this yarn or not, because I don't have any ball bands left. I am pretty sure that I bought my skeins in summer 2015. (yes, it has taken me some time). So can you tell me when you changed the quality? Before or after 2015? Thanks a lot!

04.11.2021 - 09:58

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Christine, if the content of your Cotton Light is the same as on the shadecard, then you have the lattest version. Happy knitting!

08.11.2021 kl. 08:21

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