DROPS Muskat

Mercerized cotton with a colorful shine!

  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat
  • Product image yarn Muskat

Content: 100% Cotton
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 100 m
Recommended needle size: 4 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Dry Flat

DROPS Muskat is a colourful cotton 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 patterns to choose from, and many satisfied customers after more than 25 years on the market!

Made in EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 951032), Standard 100, Class I. This means that it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and that it is safe for human use. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

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Deals from
1.60 GBP
1.52 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 Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
1.52 GBP
Fibre and Fleece
1.60 GBP
1.60 GBP
1.60 GBP
Little Woollie LTD
1.60 GBP
Slipstitch Ldn
1.60 GBP
Stitched Up!
1.60 GBP
The Knitters Attic
1.60 GBP
The Novello Wool Shop
1.60 GBP
The Wool Factory
1.60 GBP
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
1.60 GBP

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

47 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
uni colour 39
uni colour 40#
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
uni colour 38#
navy blue
uni colour 13
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
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.
(*) coming soon, (#) discontinued.

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How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Dry Flat

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Comments / Questions (227)

country flag Minnanna 12.10.2021 - 07:26:

Bonjour, je constate une différence pour travailler les fils Muskat en fonction de la couleur. Par exemple pour le colori Vanille les fils se séparent rendant le travail au crochet très difficile et demande une vigilance à chaque maille , ralentissant l’avancée de l’ouvrage . Que faire? Merci

user icon DROPS Design 13.10.2021 kl. 16:07:

Bonjour Minnanna, merci de bien vouloir contacte votre magasin DROPS, on pourra vous renseigner, même par mail ou téléphone, merci pour votre compréhension. Bon crochet!

country flag Marie-noelle Eyssartier 09.09.2021 - 08:03:

Bonjour Pourquoi sur le détail de vos cotons et de vos laines il n'y jamais le numéro de crochet mais que celui des aiguilles quel coton prendre pour faire des amigurumi au crochet (exp licorne bonhomme doudou etc) dans l'attente je vous remercie de votre compréhension Mme EYSSARTIER Maire-Noëlle

user icon DROPS Design 09.09.2021 kl. 09:19:

Bonjour Mme Eyssartier, la taille du crochet va dépendre de votre tension, de votre façon de crocheter, du résultat souhaité et c... Vous pouvez vous inspirer de nos différents modèles au crochet, ex en Muskat ici. Bon crochet!

country flag Perlita Quintinita 29.08.2021 - 22:15:

How can I order the whole yarn group B?

user icon DROPS Design 30.08.2021 kl. 18:59:

Dear Perlita, you can order the yarns in your closest retail stores or the following online stores: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=15&cid=19

country flag Patricia Radenkovic 04.06.2021 - 18:39:

Hi, I am trying to order some Drops Muskat Colour 60 Dyelot 398 (if possible). I previously ordered this from the UK Wool Warehouse and they currently do not have any. Also do you post to Australia? I have purchased some of your other beautiful products whilst I was in Norway.

user icon DROPS Design 07.06.2021 kl. 08:37:

Dear Mrs Radenkovic, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here. You might also like to ask other customers, maybe through our DROPS Workshop. Happy knitting!

country flag Diane Ursprung 14.05.2021 - 16:46:

I am unclear as to how many skeins of yarn to order for this pattern...made a rough calculation based on the yardage and appears I would need 8 - 10 skeins for the size M? Thank you

user icon DROPS Design 17.05.2021 kl. 10:33:

Dear Mrs Ursprung, the total amount of yarn will depend on the pattern and the shape, in the written pattern you will find the total weight required in DROPS Muskat just divide it by 50 g to get the number of balls, for example if you read 600 g DROPS Muskat/50 g = 12 balls Muskat. Feel free to ask your question under the pattern you like to work to make sure you will have the correct number of balls. Happy knitting!

country flag Gabriella Anconelli 10.04.2021 - 13:37:

Anno scorso ho ordinato un pacco con una decina di questo meraviglioso cotone, non mi ricordo l'occasione né la modalità. Vorrei ordinare un altro kit serie simile se mi dite come posso fare vi ringrazio

user icon DROPS Design 11.04.2021 kl. 12:30:

Buongiorno Gabriella, può cliccare sul carrello di fianco alla foto e potrà scegliere tra i diversi rivenditori. Buon lavoro!

country flag Delrue Marielle 10.04.2021 - 04:43:

Bonjour Quel coton conseillé vous pour crocheter vêtements (tunique été cheche châle ect....) Prenez soin de vous Cordialement Marielle MARIELLE

user icon DROPS Design 12.04.2021 kl. 12:45:

Bonjour Mme Delrue, nous utilisons tous nos cotons pour tricoter vêtements ou accessoires, consultez ic

country flag Ruhana Binti Omar 09.04.2021 - 01:15:

I'm want to buy muskat yarn....how...

user icon DROPS Design 09.04.2021 kl. 08:13:

Hi, click on the green icon "Order" to see the list of DROPS retailers carrying this yarn, choose your store and click on "Order" at the right side of its name to open their webstore and place your order - and contact them for any questions about your order. Happy knitting!

country flag Maria Gabriella Pili 20.03.2021 - 14:09:

Vorrei fare una maglia non troppo lunga a punto legaccio per una bambina di 12 anni .. più o meno tag 42 . Quanti gomitoli dovrei prendere ? Grazie

user icon DROPS Design 23.03.2021 kl. 17:59:

Buonasera Maria Gabriella, per questo genere di richieste può contattare il suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

country flag Bettina Schwarz 07.03.2021 - 15:46:

Guten Tag Ich wollte mit der Drops Wolle die Anleitung Rasberry Dream Häkeltorte beginnen. Ich bin schon 5x bei der Runde 4 hängen geblieben. Wenn man die Anleitung befolgt, dann überkreuzen sich Beere 1 und 6. d.h. die sind nicht gleichmässig verteilt, wie auf dem Bild. Ebenfalls ist irreführend, dass nach der ungeraden Anzahl Beere ein StB in die gleiche FM kommt, wie die Beere und ansonsten nicht.

user icon DROPS Design 08.03.2021 kl. 10:40:

Liebe Frau Schwarz, vergessen Sie nicht, daß die 1. Beere (von *-*) und das nächste Stäbchen in die gleichen fm gehäkelt werden, dann soll es in die Runde klappen. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

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.
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