DROPS Muskat

Mercerized cotton with a colorful shine!



per 1.8 oz

Content: 100% Cotton
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 109 yds (100 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 warm 40°C / 104F. Dry Flat

Made in: EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 951032), Standard 100, Class I from the Aitex Technical Textile 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
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DROPS Muskat
uni colour
2.80 USD
2.30 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
2.30 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
2.80 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

45 Colours in DROPS Muskat

uni colour 18
off white
uni colour 08
uni colour 83
light taupe
uni colour 61
uni colour 23
uni colour 24
light grey
uni colour 19
light yellow
uni colour 07
vanilla yellow
uni colour 30
uni colour 84
uni colour 85
light orange
uni colour 51
dark orange
uni colour 49
uni colour 12
uni colour 41
uni colour 87
pink panther
uni colour 29
desert rose
uni colour 06
powder pink
uni colour 05
light peach
uni colour 10
pink sand
uni colour 86
uni colour 81
uni colour 09
uni colour 79
silver orchid
uni colour 82
sweet orchid
uni colour 92
uni colour 04
uni colour 01
navy blue
uni colour 13
storm blue
uni colour 91
uni colour 36
light denim
uni colour 76
ice blue
uni colour 60
light blue
uni colour 02
royal blue
uni colour 15
uni colour 74
uni colour 32
uni colour 03
light mint
uni colour 20
uni colour 88
light sea green
uni colour 89
sage green
uni colour 80
moss green
uni colour 90
apple green
uni colour 53
uni colour 17

Product information

DROPS Muskat is a colorful yarn, made from 100% Egyptian mercerized cotton, the finest long cotton fiber you can lay your hands on! Spun from multiple thin strands, which make it extremely strong and durable, this yarn has a gentle shine and great shape stability.

One of our wonderful classics, this yarn has a huge variety of free patterns to choose from, and many satisfied customers after more than 25 years on the market!

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 warm 40°C / 104F. 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 (259)

country flag Katherine Jones wrote:

What is the difference between DK/worsted and DK?

29.10.2023 - 23:44

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Katherine, a DK yarn is an 8 ply yarn , while a DK/ worsted yarn will be slightly thicker than normal DK yarn but not enough to be a 10 ply yarn. Happy knitting!

05.11.2023 kl. 18:29

country flag Patricia wrote:

Hi! What are the colors of the 6 skeins of yarn's picture? Thanks!

27.09.2023 - 22:59

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Patricia, these are numbers 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90. Happy knitting!

30.09.2023 kl. 19:41

country flag Gisela wrote:

Son este hilo y su tinte veganos?

24.07.2023 - 22:37

country flag Caron French wrote:

Does Muskat contain any flame retardands (TCEP/TCPP/TDCP)

09.04.2023 - 11:02

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs French, all informations we have are available on the shadecard. Happy knitting!

13.04.2023 kl. 14:34

country flag Serié Pascale wrote:

Bonjour, Avez-vous du coton muskat couleur 08 et bain 387 ? Avec mes remerciements

23.03.2023 - 10:01

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Serié, contactez directement votre magasin DROPS pour toute info sur les bains, eux seuls pourront vous renseigner. Retrouvez leurs coordonnées ici, dans la liste des magasins. Bon tricot!

23.03.2023 kl. 10:46

country flag Sophie wrote:

Ist das Garn in der Farbe Natur uni colour 08 ungefärbt, also naturbelassen, oder gefärbt?

19.02.2023 - 17:11

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Sophie, uni colour 08 ist ungefärbt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

19.02.2023 kl. 19:14

country flag Caron French wrote:

Cab you confirm that drops yarns, partially paris, muskat and safran comply with Appendix C, Annex II the Toy Safety Regulations 2011 UK. And do not contain TCEP/TCPP/TDCP Bisphenol A Formamide CMI: (MI (Kathon), CMI, MI, BIT) Phenol Formaldehyde Aniline Thanks

24.01.2023 - 20:22

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs French, these yarns do have Oeko-Tex certification - please find each number under each shade card - read more on Oeko-Tex website if you need more information. Happy knitting!

25.01.2023 kl. 12:23

country flag Natália wrote:

Dobrý deň, je macerovaná priadza vhodná aj na hračky pre bábätká?

18.01.2023 - 15:15

DROPS Design answered:

Dobrý den, Natálie, ano, macerovaná bavlna DROPS Muskat patří k těm nejkvalitnějším bavněným přízím a má certifikát Oeko tex, který stvrzuje, že je vhodná na výrobky pro děti do 3 let. Pěkný den, Hana

30.01.2023 kl. 16:22

country flag Esperanza wrote:

Es válido para tejer motivos con calados y que no se enrollen

09.09.2022 - 22:17

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Esperanza, sí, están recomendados para patrones de calados. No tenemos constancia de que se enrolle el hilo, pero en el caso de suceder se puede hormar la labor para evitar que se enrolle.

12.09.2022 kl. 23:00

country flag Femke wrote:

Goede morgen, ik heb al meerdere dingen gebreid met Muskat. Het is een heel mooi garen, het enige probleem dat ik heb is dat het heel erg in zichzelf opdraait tijdens het breien, wat best lastig is. Ik heb van alles geprobeerd om dit tegen te gaan, maar ter vergeefs. Dit probleem heb ik alleen met Muskat en niet met alle andere Drops garens die ik tot nu toe heb gebruikt. Waar komt dit door? Hebben jullie misschien een tip om dit te voorkomen? Bij voorbaat dank.

24.08.2022 - 07:10

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Femke,

Dit is helaas iets wat vaak voorkomt bij katoen. Wat je zou kunnen doen is af en toe de bol uit laten draaien door hem omhoog te houden met een (haar)elastiekje erom.

02.10.2022 kl. 16:22

country flag Marzena wrote:

Czy wloczka ma cieńszy odpowiednik?

28.07.2022 - 20:07

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Marzeno, możesz spróbować Drops Safran (grupa włóczek A). Nie ma połysku takiego jak Muskat, ale także jest to 100% bawełna. Doskonale nadaje się na letnie bluzeczki i inne produkty, po upraniu wyrób jest cienki i przewiewny, lekko lejący. Pozdrawiamy!

29.07.2022 kl. 09:05

country flag Sara Luz wrote:

Olá! Comprei 9 novelos Drops Muscat, cor 08, lote 379 e precisava de mais 2 novelos. A loja onde adquiri os novelos (Senshoku) já não tem este lote. É possível indicar-me uma loja que tenha o mesmo lote? Obrigada

26.07.2022 - 22:02

DROPS Design answered:

Olá Sara Luz, infelizmente, não temos informações sobre o estoque de lotes específicos nas lojas. Você mesmo precisa entrar em contato com as lojas para verificar se tem esse lote disponível; você pode encontrar uma lista de lojas que enviam para Portugal aqui: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=28&cid=28

18.09.2022 kl. 18:07

country flag Cristina Biondi wrote:

Il miglior cotone che abbia mai avuto. Prezzo eccezionale.

18.07.2022 - 17:51

country flag Jessica Brunot Bouldin wrote:

Hi. Do you provide wholesale to the US? I’m interested in creating an account if so. Thanks

02.07.2022 - 21:19

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Brunot Bouldin, please read more here and fill the form for contacting us. Thank you!

04.07.2022 kl. 09:08

country flag Cathy Atlija wrote:

Hi - I'm using Drops Muskat for a one year old's cardigan, I'm using 4mm needles and getting the correct tension for the pattern, but I'm finding the fabric is knitting up a bit stiff - will this yarn soften up after being washed? Any tips on making it softer by using different products when washing it? Thank you.

07.06.2022 - 23:21

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Atlija, this might be because of the tension required in the pattern - you can wash your swatch to check how it will be afterwards, but it is not supposed to change (remember to follow the care instructions) - your DROPS Store might have some more tipps for you, feel free to contact them even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

08.06.2022 kl. 08:18

country flag Gabriele Schödl wrote:

Mit welchem Garn könnte ich Muskat verstricken? Kid Silk? Danke für eine Antwort...... Gabi

10.05.2022 - 18:29

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Schödl, also ja sicher, Sie können Muskat mit irgendeinem anderen Garn, wie Kid-Silk z.B. hier finden Sie Modellen, wo Muskat mit einem anderen Garn (Garngruppe A) gestrickt wurde oder hier noch anderen mit einer anderen Maschenprobe. Sicher können sie Ihnen inspieren. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

11.05.2022 kl. 08:55

country flag Anette wrote:

Går det att köpa färgprover på Drops muskat?

08.05.2022 - 18:03

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Anette. Vi har ingen fargeprøver som vi selger. Vi selger kun kilovis og kun til butikker, så hør med din butikk om de har noe Muskat å avse :) mvh DROPS Design

09.05.2022 kl. 07:37

country flag Caroline wrote:

Hej. Jag söker efter Muskat färg nummer 35 (typ mellan senapsgul och koppar). Misstänker att den inte produceras längre men ville ändå kolla om den ev går att få tag på på något sätt, eller om färgen finns i något annat material är bomullsgarn? mvh Caroline

04.05.2022 - 18:44

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Caroline, du ved at du kan søge på farver: Her finder du Orange som et eksempel :)

06.05.2022 kl. 14:48

country flag Luisa wrote:

Quisiera saber si este hilo es adecuado para hacer una bolso wayuu

03.05.2022 - 21:47

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Luisa, sí, este es el grosor y calidad que suele usarse para hacer los bolsos wayuu, por lo que es adecuado.

05.05.2022 kl. 21:27

country flag Mascha wrote:

Moin! Mit Schrecken habe ich gerade gesehen, dass meine Lieblingsfarbe Nr. 39 (erika) "aus dem Sortiment" ist. Ist sie nur vorübergehend nicht lieferbar oder ganz aus dem Sortiment genommen?

01.05.2022 - 23:13

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, diese Farbe wurde aus dem Sortiment genommen, aber einige DROPS Händler können diese Farbe immer noch haben - Viel Spaß beim stricken!

02.05.2022 kl. 10:43

country flag Stefanie Huber wrote:

Hallo, Ich würde gerne eine Temperatur Decke häkeln. (je nach Wetter bekommt jeder Tag im Jahr eine eigene Reihe mit passender Farbe.) Würde gerne eine richtig kuschelige und engmaschige Decke machen, die aber auch einfach zu verarbeiten ist (leicht zu häkeln, wenn möglich auch waschbar). Ich hätte gerne ca 7 verschiedene Farben für eine Decke mit ca 2,50x1,50. Könnt ihr mir da eine Wolle und Häkelnadel empfehlen? Habt ihr auch eine Vorlage? Wieviel Garn brauche ich?

22.04.2022 - 15:20

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Huber, je nach Maschenprobe und gewünschte Textur + Muster kann die Garnmenge unterschiedlich sein - hier finden Sie Decke, die mit einem Garn der Garngruppe B gehäkelt wird, es kann Ihnen sicher inspirieren; gerne wird Ihnen noch Ihr DROPS Laden weiterhelfen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

22.04.2022 kl. 15:37

country flag Mary Toledo wrote:

Hola. Hacen envíos a Canarias?

04.04.2022 - 01:09

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Mary, puedes consultar las tiendas con envío a España en el siguiente enlace: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&cid=23. Puedes consultar con las tiendas si realizan envíos a Canarias.

06.04.2022 kl. 19:49

country flag ROSA SOLER MARTINEZ wrote:

Buenos dias, tenemos un tienda-taller de labores y estamos interesados en poder abrir cuenta en su pagina para comprar diferentes hilos para nuestro taller. os pedimos que contacten con nosotros en el teléfono 637 777 028 o bien por e-mail para poder hacer una compra de diferentes productos. muchas gracias

03.03.2022 - 09:13

DROPS Design answered:

Buenos días, puedes rellenar el siguiente formulario para contactar para la compra de lanas al pormayor: https://www.garnstudio.com/wholesale.php?cid=23

06.03.2022 kl. 12:24

country flag Sarah wrote:

Hei Jeg prøver å finne en farge på Drops muskat som tilsvarer tidligere Drops Palermo 39. Vanskelig å velge fra panelet. Vennligst hjelp meg med dette. Takk. Palermo fines ikke lenger på markedet. Mvh. Sarah

17.02.2022 - 01:06

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Sarah Kan ikke finne kvaliteten DROPS Palermo og farge nr 39 i vårt arkiv. Kan du opplyse oss hvilken DROPS Katalog (Drops nr) du har funnet denne kvaliteten, så skal vi sjekke den opp mot våre farger i DROPS Muskat. mvh DROPS Design

21.02.2022 kl. 08:29

country flag Andrea Daňková wrote:

Dobrý den, je možné si u vás objednat tuhle přízí, číslo 09?\r\nDěkuji za odpověď Andrea Daňková

14.02.2022 - 19:33

DROPS Design answered:

Dobrý den, Andreo! Tuto přízi můžete objednat u některého z https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=24&cid=24"target="blank">seznam našich prodejců - buď ji mají skladem nebo ji pro vás rádi zajistí v potřebném množství. Pěkný den!

04.04.2022 kl. 11:18

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