DROPS Loves You 7

Classic 8/4 cotton



per 1.8 oz

Content: 100% Cotton
Yarn Group: A (23 - 26 stitches) / 5 ply / sport
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 186 yds (170 m)
Recommended needle size: US 4 / 3,5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 23 sts x 30 rows
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle warm 40°C / 104F. 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).

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DROPS Loves You 7
uni colour
1.20 USD

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
1.20 USD

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DROPS Loves You 7
1.20 USD

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
Purple Sheep Yarns
1.20 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

38 Colours in DROPS Loves You 7

uni colour 01
uni colour 32
uni colour 35
light beige
uni colour 36
uni colour 03
uni colour 37
cookies & cream
print 38
uni colour 08
uni colour 09
uni colour 33
uni colour 34
uni colour 23
crimson red
uni colour 20
uni colour 16
uni colour 15
peony pink
uni colour 21
light pink
uni colour 14
gentle rose
uni colour 22
old pink
uni colour 13
uni colour 25
uni colour 10
uni colour 11
uni colour 12
lavender frost
uni colour 24
ice blue
uni colour 26
light blue
uni colour 06
uni colour 27
jeans blue
uni colour 07
navy blue
uni colour 05
deep ocean
uni colour 28
light turquoise
uni colour 19
uni colour 18
enamel blue
uni colour 29
opal green
uni colour 17
bottle green
uni colour 30
uni colour 31
dark grey
uni colour 04
uni colour 02

Product information

DROPS ♥ You #7 is a classic 8/4, pure cotton yarn that’s perfect to play with shades!

Great for big interior projects like blankets and carpets - it’s so affordable! - as well as summer wear, accessories and pretty crochet toys; this DROPS ♥ You edition is machine washable which means it’s great for everyday use and of course, children clothing!

Part of Yarn Group A, DROPS ♥ You #7 can be used on several hundreds patterns from our website, being a particularly good match for those designed in DROPS Safran.

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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 warm 40°C / 104F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

Read more about washing yarn

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!

Want to get a closer look?

Take a closer look at the yarn and see how a knitted sample looks in this video:

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.
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 (80)

country flag Darlene Martin wrote:

What does the 8/4 stand for in the Classic 8/4 cotton? I am looking for yarn similar to Lily’s Sugar and Cream yarn.

15.08.2022 - 19:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Darlene, classic 8/4 cotton means that it's like a 4ply yarn (the yarn weight or thickness). We are not familiar with the other yarn, so we don't know if this yarn is similar to the one you have indicated.

21.08.2022 kl. 20:02:

country flag Anke Treier wrote:

Habe jetzt schon einige Male Drops Wolle bestellt und bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis... Aktuell ist bei allen - mir zugänglichen Shops - die "Drops Loves You #7" in der Farbe Perlweiss = Nr. 32 ausverkauft. Wenn ich jedoch hier die Farbe anklicke, erscheint ein Hinweis, die Farbe sei lieferbar?! Wie kann ich die Wolle bestellen? Oder geht die Wolle etwa kurzfristig sogar aus dem Sortiment? Vielen Dank im voraus + viele Grüße, Anke Treier

20.07.2022 - 16:49:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Anke, Wir haben keine Informationen über den Garnvorrat. Es scheint nicht aus dem Sortiment genommen zu werden, daher kann es sein, dass es einfach vorübergehend nicht vorrätig ist.

24.07.2022 kl. 19:35:

country flag Mascha wrote:

Moin! Können Sie mir beschreiben, wie "Cookies & Cream" (print 38) verstrickt aussieht? Oder gibt es vielleicht ein Foto von einem Modell, das in dieser Farbe gearbeitet wurde? Vielen Dank im Voraus!

16.06.2022 - 16:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, am besten wenden Sie sich an Ihrem DROPS Laden, dort wird man besser damit - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

17.06.2022 kl. 08:20:

country flag Luisa wrote:

Bom dia, gostaria de saber como se processa a reposiçao de stock. Todas as lojas que vende em portugal têm o vosso fio drops loves you 7 esgotado.

02.05.2022 - 10:55:

country flag Maria wrote:

Compre 9 madejas hace unos dias, llevo usadas 6 y todas, todas estan llenas de nudos. La verdad, me parece que no deberian poner a la venta algo asi

23.04.2022 - 02:22:

country flag Merel Griffioen wrote:

Hallo, dit garen staat nog als te koop op deze website, maar als je naar de leveranciers gaat is bij breiwebshop het garen überhaupt niet te vinden en bij de andere twee genoemde winkels zijn (bijna) alle kleuren uitverkocht. Dit kan beter vermeld worden als er leveringsproblemen zijn of deze lijn uit het assortiment gaat? Groet Merel

03.04.2022 - 15:06:

country flag Roni wrote:

Hello, are your dyes vegan? Sometimes cochineal and shellac is used so I just want to be sure. I am interested in your plant based fibers. Thank you.

31.03.2022 - 04:06:

country flag Haré Nadège wrote:

Bonjour, je n\'arrive pas à imprimer la fiche, j\'ai une page blanche

12.03.2022 - 16:27:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Haré, merci pour votre retour, vous pouvez désormais imprimer cette page. Bon tricot!

17.03.2022 kl. 11:14:

country flag Chiara Zanella wrote:

Salve volevo fare un ordine ma non riesco come si fa? Grazie

20.02.2022 - 18:53:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Chiara, a questo link può trovare i rivenditori dei filati DROPS. Buon lavoro!

24.02.2022 kl. 19:22:

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 - 16:45:

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 Catia wrote:

Buongiorno, volevo sapere se è adatto usare un uncinetto 3,5 x fare una granny bag. Grazie.

30.01.2022 - 10:39:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Catia, certo che può utilizzarlo. Buon lavoro!

05.02.2022 kl. 18:54:

country flag Marion Weigel wrote:

Mit welcher Farbe kann ich die Nr. 38 kombinieren? Geht auch love you 9 und welche Farbe? LG Marion Weigel

17.01.2022 - 12:19:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Weigel, wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Ihrem DROPS Handler, dort wird man Ihnen gerne alle möglichen Alternative - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail - vorschlagen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

17.01.2022 kl. 16:35:

country flag Fernande Saudoyez wrote:

Frais de livraison pour le Belgique ( Bruxelles )

01.01.2022 - 11:01:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Saudoyez, retrouvez ici la liste des magasins et des boutiques en ligne DROPS en Belgique. Bon tricot!

03.01.2022 kl. 15:00:

country flag Fiona wrote:

Hi once again my question was ignored I clearly stated I only want “North American” distributors. I realize the wrong flag was showing but my question was more than clear. Now I wonder if you even read what I said as all of the distributors you sent me are in Britain. If you do not have any one in North America carrying your products just say so and we can stop playing question tag. Thank you. Fiona

24.11.2021 - 12:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Fiona, we do have DROPS retailer in North America and more exactly in Canada, see previous link and contact Nordic Yarn to get the list of DROPS stores retailing our yarns in Canada. Happy knitting!

25.11.2021 kl. 09:48:

country flag Fiona wrote:

You misunderstood my question. I only want to purchase and have your yarn shipped from within North America. I will not order from overseas so please let me know if anyone within North America only, sells and ships your yarn.

23.11.2021 - 12:26:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Fiona, you will find the list of DROPS stores in Canada by contacting Nordic Yarn-Distributor here. Happy knitting!

24.11.2021 kl. 08:12:

country flag Fiona wrote:

I am trying to find Drops Loves YOU 7 in light Turquoise in North America. Help please.

23.11.2021 - 05:24:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Fiona, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping to US here - don't hesitate to ask them if/when they will have the yarn and the colour you'd like to if you can't find them online, they might be waiting for a new shipment. Happy knitting!

23.11.2021 kl. 08:37:

country flag Mai-Britt Nielsen wrote:

Jeg skal lave en Abby Vest STR M og i opskriften skal man bruge drops flora 200 g, men jeg vil gerne lave den i drops loves you 7. Hvor mange nøgler garn skal jeg så bruge 2

20.10.2021 - 17:26:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Mai-Britt, så skal du bruge 250 g DROPS Loves You :)

21.10.2021 kl. 10:18:

country flag Barbara Farr wrote:

I have the pattern Bohemian Sunset and cannot find the yarn or colors I need. Neither can I figure out what yarn to exchange for the Tynn Chenille. Very few colors in the Muskat seem to be available. Can you tell me what kind of yarn I should buy to make this pattern? Thanks

03.10.2021 - 13:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Farr, this pattern is quite old and colour shade Muskat has been updated since; but please contact your DROPS store, thy will help you to find the best matching colours - even by telephone or by mail. Happy crocheting!

04.10.2021 kl. 09:19:

country flag De Souza Iranita wrote:

Boa tarde, Esse fio é indicado para a confecçâo de amigurumis? Procuro fio em cotton, voces saberiam me indicar algum? Desde já obg pela att.

29.09.2021 - 15:01:

country flag Birgit Bieberle wrote:

Loves you 7 Is it possible, that colour 29 emaille blau is petrol?At the homepages of some shops this colour is looking like ozean and you don't have petrol.

14.09.2021 - 18:20:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Bieberle, colour name might have been renamed, and some stores might have not updated their shadecard. But please contact them for any help choosing the colours, they will advice you even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

15.09.2021 kl. 07:23:

country flag Kathleen Edwards wrote:

I am trying to buy more yarn but can't find the right one. The label says Drops loves you 7 uni colour 8/4, the colour is light grey. The colour number on the label is 03 but this comes up as beige on your colour charts. Is this not available any longer? Any help would be appreciated Many thanks Kathleen

13.09.2021 - 11:32:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Edwards, please contact your DROPS store - even per mail or telephone - for any assistance choosing a colour. Happy knitting!

14.09.2021 kl. 11:21:

country flag Muoi Tran wrote:

Can I order your yarns as I am living in Australia? Thanks

05.09.2021 - 08:06:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Muoi, here you can find the stores that worldwide shipping DROPS yarns: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=17&cid=19

19.09.2021 kl. 22:00:

country flag Muoi Tran wrote:

I’m living in Australia, can I order your yarns. Thank you very much

05.09.2021 - 07:59:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Tran, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here - visit their website and do not hesitate to contact them for any further information. Happy knitting!

06.09.2021 kl. 08:43:

country flag Mary Ganun wrote:

What are the procedures for ordering from and shipping to Michigan in the USA?

27.08.2021 - 05:19:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Ganun, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping to USA here - visit their websites and/or contact them for any further information. Happy knitting!

27.08.2021 kl. 08:09:

country flag Anne Henriksen wrote:

Jeg søger Drops hjerte you 7 bomuldsgarn 8/4 Uni colour i lilla farve 11. Kan det købes på Nørrebro ? Jeg har fået oplyst at det går ud af produktion😟

23.08.2021 - 14:31:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Anne. Nej det har inte gått ut av produktion. Du kan se en lista på butiker där du kan köpa det här om du trycker på den gröna knappen där det står "Bestil". Mvh DROPS Design

24.08.2021 kl. 13:53:

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