DROPS Loves You 8

Classic 8/8 cotton



per 1.8 oz

Content: 100% Cotton
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 93 yds (85 m)
Recommended needle size: US 8 / 5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / 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 8
uni colour
1.20 USD

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19 Colours in DROPS Loves You 8

uni colour 01
uni colour 03
uni colour 02
uni colour 19
old pink
uni colour 18
uni colour 14
dark heather
uni colour 13
uni colour 15
uni colour 16
light lilac
uni colour 17
light wash
uni colour 05
light jeans blue
uni colour 06
jeans blue
uni colour 07
navy blue
uni colour 08
cyan blue
uni colour 12
uni colour 10
opal green
uni colour 11
uni colour 09
dark grey
uni colour 04

Product information

DROPS ♥ You #8 is a classic 8/8 cotton yarn that belongs to Yarn Group C and is perfect for all kinds of projects. From kids to adults’ clothing to interior, knitting or crochet, this yarn works up fast, breathes well and is completely itch-free which makes it ideal for every type of skin - even your baby’s!

Available at an incredible price and many beautiful shades - DROPS ♥ You #8 invites you to experiment with color and is a great suit for all patterns designed for DROPS Paris.

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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 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 (62)

country flag Carmen-Gabriela wrote:

Danke, gut zu wissen, dass zeitlich begrenzt. Es wäre doch hilfreich, dies gleich in Ihren Angeboten zu erwähnen^? Paris hatte ich auch im Visier, ab da ist die Lauflänge etwas geringer . Liegt das an einer anderen Zwirnung? Ich wollte den Sweater länger und dachte, warum also mehr Gewicht durch Paris und der Preis bei Love u 8 war natürlich auch sehr verführerisch. - Werden nun alle Love you - Stärken (incl. 7 + 9) aus dem Programm genommen?

02.06.2023 - 18:06:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Carmen-Gabriela, Jedes Garn ist ja verschienden, gerne kann Ihnen Ihr DROPS Händler damit helfen, die besten passenden Alternative zu finden - die DROPS Loves You 7 und 9 werden auch aus dem Sortiment genommen, nun kann ich Ihnen leider nicht sagen, wie lange sie noch bleiben werden. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

05.06.2023 kl. 10:30:

country flag Carmen-Gabriela wrote:

Ich bin geschockt, dass dieses Garn scheinbar komplett aus der Kollektion genommen wird. Gerade habe ich mir daraus (zum 1. Mal, probeweise) das Modell "Celtic Knot" gezaubert; super! - Welches Garn (BW, Gruppe C) empfehlen Sie als Alternative? LG

01.06.2023 - 18:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Carmen-Gabriela, die DROPS Loves You Garne gehören nicht zu dem regularen Sortiment, deshalb war es dann nur zeitlich begrenzt verfügbar. Gerne können Sie dank dem Garnumrechner eine Alternative aussuschen, z.B. DROPS Paris (auch Baumwolle), aber auch 2 Fäden Garngruppe A (auch DROPS Loves You 7. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

02.06.2023 kl. 15:03:

country flag Ewa Carlsson wrote:

Har fått en del nystan av garn Loves you 8. Vad kan jag använda detta garn till? Hälsningar Ewa

02.02.2022 - 14:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Ewa. Du kan använda detta garn till alla våra mönster som är gjorda i garngrupp C. Mvh DROPS Design

04.02.2022 kl. 14:09:

country flag Anna wrote:

Vad är skillnaden mellan Drops Paris och Love 8? Vill sticka nr 172-15, men ersätta Nepal med bomullsgarn. Vilket rekommenderar ni? Tack på förhand Anna

05.01.2022 - 19:45:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Anna. Det er ikke store forskjellen, noen vil nok mene at Paris er en litt bedre kvalitet og har flere farger. Prismessig ligger Drops Love 8 litt lavere, men om du sjekker de butikkene har DEALS priser ligger de ganske jevnt. mvh DROPS Design

14.01.2022 kl. 09:28:

country flag Samantha wrote:

Hello, I would like to enquire about some of the Drops yarns. Are all Drops Paris yarns made from recycled yarn or just the denim one? Also, are the Drops Loves You 8 yearn made from recycled yarn? If neither are, is the cotton for the yarn sustainably grown or organic? Thanks in advance! - Samantha

26.09.2021 - 22:23:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Samantha, only DROPS Paris recycled denim are made from recycled cotton. Note that both Paris and DROPS Loves You 8 have the Oeko-Tex certification - read more under the shadecard as well as on their own website with the certification number. Happy knitting!

27.09.2021 kl. 11:06:

country flag Silvia Martinez Uroz wrote:

Necesito del numero 03 drops you8 ;6 ovillos

23.07.2021 - 16:36:

country flag Santa wrote:

Che numero di uncinetto posso usare?

08.07.2021 - 21:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Santa, con questo filato può utilizzare un uncinetto n° 5, ma si ricordi sempre di fare un campione prima di cominciare a lavorare. Buon lavoro!

09.07.2021 kl. 18:14:

country flag Zara Ahmed wrote:

Are your aran yarn colours available in thinner yarn in same shades, looking for 4ply and dk of dropsyou8.

17.06.2021 - 10:19:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Ahmed, please find all our yarn dk type here and all yarns with 4/5 ply here. Happy knitting!

18.06.2021 kl. 07:52:

country flag Giusiana wrote:

Come mai non avete le drops you 8

02.06.2021 - 00:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Giusiana, nella pagina del filato può cliccare sul bottone "ordinare" e controllare quale rivenditore ha questo filato a disposizione. Buon lavoro!

02.06.2021 kl. 20:44:

country flag Roberta wrote:

Buon giorno, non trovo indicazione di quali uncinetti vanno usati con drops loves you 7 / 8 / 9 per capire la grossezza dei filati . Grazie dell' aiuto e Complimenti!

07.05.2021 - 22:07:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Roberta, DROPS Loves you 7 e 9 appartengono al gruppo filati A, DROPS Loves you 8 al gruppo filati C. In questo modo può cercare modelli lavorati con questo filati e vedere con quale misura di uncinetto usare. Buon lavoro!

09.05.2021 kl. 17:30:

country flag Charlotte Robin wrote:

Bonjour, Je souhaite effectuer un projet qui demande d’utiliser de la laine dont l’échantillon 10x10 contient 18 mailles et 23 rangs en point jersey avec des aiguilles de 5, est-ce que je peux quand même utiliser cette pelote en tricotant un peu plus serré? Merci d’avance pour votre aide

26.03.2021 - 10:06:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Robin, l'idéal est de faire un échantillon au préalable, vous verrez ainsi si la texture vous convient ainsi. Non tricot!

06.04.2021 kl. 16:34:

country flag Magenga Mirella wrote:

Come si acquista online

23.03.2021 - 20:19:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Mirella, se clicca sul carrello nella pagina della cartella colori, può visualizzare i rivenditori che hanno la disponibilità del filato. Buon lavoro!

24.03.2021 kl. 20:11:

country flag Ana Rosa Vargas Afonso wrote:

Me venderían 5 ovillos de lana love you8 del número 9( menta) gracias

10.03.2021 - 12:01:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Ana Rosa, nosotros no vendemos las lanas. Para cualquier consulta sobre las ventas tienes que dirigirte a una de las tiendas del siguiente link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?action=local&id=23&cid=23

21.03.2021 kl. 19:29:

country flag Loredana wrote:

Grazie, ma io cercavo un filato per calzini primavera/estate...per questo ho chiesto se può andare bene.

15.01.2021 - 15:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno, anche i nostri modelli estivi prevedono l'utilizzo dei nostri filati per calze, sono più resistenti. Buon lavoro!

17.01.2021 kl. 14:37:

country flag Loredana Daviddi wrote:

Buongiorno, questo filato è idoneo per realizzare calzini? Grazie

15.01.2021 - 12:47:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Loredana, questo filato è di cotone: se vuole realizzare dei calzini resistenti, le consigliamo di usare un filato come DROPS Fabel o DROPS Nord. Buon lavoro!

15.01.2021 kl. 15:43:

country flag Liliana wrote:

Boa tarde. Gostaria que me esclarecessem algumas dúvidas. Vendem ao público em geral ou apenas a empresas? O tamanho da agulha mencionada é só para agulha de tricô? Posso pagar com PayPal? Obrigada pela atenção

26.03.2020 - 15:19:

DROPS Design answered:

Bom dia, Os fios DROPS encontram-se à venda nas lojas DROPS. Encontra a lista de lojas aqui: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=28&cid=28 Quanto ao tamanho da agulha, é mencionada tanto nos modelos de tricô como nos modelos em croché. Bons projectos!

20.10.2020 kl. 09:59:

country flag Ulvoen Hilde wrote:

Har dere noen planer om å lage et helt sort garn i resirkulert bomull?

07.11.2019 - 16:11:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Ulvoen. Per dags dato har vi ingen planer om er helt sort garn i resirkulert bomull. mvh DROPS design

18.11.2019 kl. 10:03:

country flag Elodie wrote:

Bonjour, J'ai commencé un ouvrage avec de la Drops 5 violet mais je n'en ai plus assez. J'aurai voulu savoir si la drops 8 bruyère ou bruyère foncée est bien l'équivalent de la drops 5 violet s'il vous plaît? Merci!

01.09.2019 - 23:32:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Elodie, merci de bien vouloir contacter directement votre magasin DROPS, il pourra bien mieux vous renseigner, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

02.09.2019 kl. 12:09:

country flag Silva wrote:

Hallo, ich bin total begeistert, saß drops you 9 aus recyceltem Baumwolle ist. Sind you7 und 8 auch aus recyceltem Baumwolle? Welche dropsgarne nachhaltig hergestellt?

01.09.2019 - 15:33:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Silva, die DROPS Loves You 7 und 8 sind nicht aus recyceltem Baumwolle hergestellt, aber einige Farben in DROPS Paris sind. Ihr DROPS Laden hilft damit Ihnen gerne weiter, auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

02.09.2019 kl. 12:11:

country flag Erzsébet wrote:

Most komolyan 2000 ft a házhoz szállitás utánvéttel?! A fox post csomagautomata bejelölésénél meg hiába nyomkodom nem engedi kiválasztani a várost és a hozzám legközelebb eső automatát. Eszem megáll. Ilyenkor mi a teendő?

23.08.2019 - 13:23:

DROPS Design answered:

Kedves Erzsébet! Attól függően, hogy melyik üzletből rendelte a fonalat, gyorsabb segítséget kaphat, ha közvetlenül az adott üzlet weboldalához fordul segítségért. Bízunk benne, hogy megoldást kap a problémájára.

22.03.2020 kl. 11:24:

country flag Ana Kühner wrote:

Todos los estambres son muy bonitos, pero no sé dónde adquirirlos ya que en la ciudad de Puebla, México no he logrado conseguirlos, serían tan amables de indicarme si es posible comprar por línea. Gracias Ana

25.06.2019 - 00:10:

country flag Katarzyna wrote:

Dzień dobry, potrzebuję drops loves you 6, kolor 107, wiem, że nie jest dostępna nigdzie, która z dropsów mogłaby ją zastąpić? Brakło mi dwóch motków...

01.05.2019 - 23:21:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Kasiu, możesz zastąpić włóczkę DROPS ♥ You #6 przez włóczkę DROPS Safran. Powodzenia!

07.05.2019 kl. 18:46:

country flag Silvia wrote:

Pueden decirme si tardaran mucho en reponer el numero 2 de drops you 8? Esta agotado en todas las paginas que lo venden. Gracias un saludo

28.03.2019 - 18:17:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Silvia. No tenemos esta información. Puedes contactar con las tiendas de Drops para que te envíen un aviso cuando el hilo que te interesa esté disponible otra vez.

14.04.2019 kl. 19:19:

country flag Cluzeaud wrote:

Bonjour pourquoi proposer la couleur turquoise, puisque vous l' avez arrêtée, enlevez-là de votre nuancier, çà nous évitera une perte de temps auprès de vos revendeurs. Merci

16.03.2019 - 09:47:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Cluzeaud, toutes les couleurs DROPS Loves YOu 8 sont disponibles - même le turquoise -, mais certaines d'entre elles sont peut être épuisées chez les différents revendeurs, n'hésitez pas à les contacter pour savoir quand ils en recevront à nouveau. Bon tricot!

18.03.2019 kl. 14:28:

Valgerður Magnúsdóttir wrote:

Hello can you give me a link and some more information about how and where DROPS ♥ YOU #9 are recycled ? Best to you

15.03.2019 - 19:08:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Magnúsdóttir, we do not have more info about that, but this yarn is oeko tex certified. Happy knitting!

18.03.2019 kl. 14:24:

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