Fun and easy to knit cotton!

Content: 100% Cotton
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 82 yds (75 m)
Recommended needle size: US 8 / 5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Machine wash hot 60°C / 140F. Dry Flat

DROPS Paris is spun from multiple thin strands of 100% cotton - a fiber that breathes and has a high absorbency, which makes garments made in this yarn cool and yet warm.

Soft to the touch and with a delicate rustic feel, this yarns is available in two different types; DROPS Paris uni colour, made from 100% combed cotton and DROPS Paris recycled denim, made from 100% recycled cotton.

In both cases, this is a yarn that works up fast and easy, and it’s a great choice for beginners and for interior projects like potholders, dish cloths, towels and baby bibs; being especially good for people with sensitive skin, since it does not itch or irritate.

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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2.20 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 Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
2.20 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
2.20 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

1.80 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 Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
1.80 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
1.80 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

Colours in DROPS Paris (51)

uni colour 16
off white
uni colour 17
uni colour 26
uni colour 44
light grey
uni colour 23
dark grey
uni colour 24
light yellow
uni colour 19
uni colour 35
uni colour 41
uni colour 14
uni colour 13
uni colour 65
uni colour 12
uni colour 38
uni colour 01
uni colour 27
baby pink
uni colour 57
uni colour 20
uni colour 33
uni colour 06
uni colour 07
uni colour 37
uni colour 66
uni colour 60
desert rose
uni colour 63
old pink
uni colour 59
powder pink
uni colour 58
uni colour 64
uni colour 05
uni colour 31
dark purple
uni colour 08
royal blue
uni colour 09
navy blue
uni colour 28
uni colour 48
dark wash
recycled denim 103
jeans blue
uni colour 30
spray blue
recycled denim 102
light blue
recycled denim 101
light wash
recycled denim 100
light lavender
uni colour 32
ice blue
uni colour 29
light turquoise
uni colour 02
uni colour 10
opal green
uni colour 11
mint green
uni colour 21
sage green
uni colour 62
uni colour 39
uni colour 61
moss green
uni colour 25
forest green
uni colour 43
uni colour 15
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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yarn wash

Machine wash hot 60°C / 140F. 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (143)

Deborah L Lyles 03.06.2020 - 16:18:

Where can I purchase Drops Paris in the United States? I'm only seeing shops located in the UK .. Thank you ...

DROPS Design 04.06.2020 kl. 09:42:

Dear Mrs L Lyles, we do not have currently any DROPS stores in US now, but you will find list of DROPS stores shipping to US here. Happy knitting!

Silje Ous 02.06.2020 - 23:51:

Hei, Hva er tykkelsen på dette garnet, og hvilken str vil dere anbefale på heklekrok når det skal helles eks pannebånd? Kan det for eksempel sammenlignes med Sandnes garn, mandarin Grande? Mvh silje

DROPS Design 03.06.2020 kl. 07:09:

Hei Silje. DROPS Paris tilhører garngruppe C (aran/worsted). Tykkelsen på garnet tilsvarer en heklenål i str. 4,5 - 5, men dette er kun veiledende. I noen oppskrifter f.eks veske eller hatt skal man hekle med tynnere nål for å få det fastere. Under hver oppskrift står det størrelse på heklenål, men som kun er veiledende. Får du for mange masker på 10 cm, bytt til tykkere heklenål. Får du for få masker på 10 cm, bytt til tynnere heklenål. Mer informasjon om garnet kan du lese om under DROPS Paris. Kjenner ikke til Sandes garn /mandarn. mvh DROPS design

Myrna 24.05.2020 - 15:53:

I’m looking to match a dyelot, do you by chance have light pink (20) in dyelot 1088?

DROPS Design 25.05.2020 kl. 13:35:

Dear Myrna, please contact the DROPS stores for such specific requires - you can also try to ask in our DROPS Workshop. Happy knitting!

Maria Lopez De Bustos 23.05.2020 - 16:16:

He realizado una manta usando los colores Paris 16, 14, 02, 09 y cuando he terminado y lo he lavado, en programa suave y en agua fría me he llevado un disgusto enorme, puesto que Color amarillo esta en ciertas partes manchado de azul. El blanco no ha sufrido este tipo de transferencia de color. A que puede deberse que el amarillo tenga transferencia de azul? Es normal que con solo 1 lavado, el tejido tenga pelusa? Me gustaría que me dieran una solución

Nili Livne Marton 21.05.2020 - 10:10:

Dear madam, I enjoy using Droo paris yarn so much. how can I buy directly from your site? Thank you , Nili

DROPS Design 22.05.2020 kl. 10:36:

Dear Mrs Marton, we do not sell directly to endusers, please find list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

Mary O’Rourke 17.05.2020 - 18:22:

Where can I buy this yarn

DROPS Design 19.05.2020 kl. 08:35:

Dear Mrs O'Rourke, you will find the list of DROPS Retailers in Ireland here. Happy knitting!

Jean Gill 14.05.2020 - 13:14:

My pattern says use Drops Cotton, The balls I bought are 50g But now I see it says use 125g balls And 25 g balls, also reference to 65g and 85 g balls .Where are these different sizes of balls available from...? I’ve only seen 50g balls. Thankyou.

DROPS Design 15.05.2020 kl. 09:05:

Dear Mrs Gill, which pattern are you working on? DROPS Paris (such as other DROPS cotton yarns as Cotton Light, Muskat or Belle eg, are 50 g balls - some yarns are 25 g balls such as DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk or DROPS Kid-Silk. Happy knitting!

Mercedes 09.05.2020 - 20:01:

Buenas tardes, voy a hacer una colcha de 200 cm x 250 cm. En total son: 20 filas de 16 rosetones. La pregunta es si saben cuántos ovillos de Paris necesitaría para este proyecto. Muchas gracias por su atención y espero que se encuentren bien así como sus familias. Un abrazo y quedo a la espera de su respuesta.

Marijke Albus 05.05.2020 - 22:03:

Ik wil van Drops Paris een babydeke tje breien maat 85 x 100 cm. Kunt u mij ongeveer aangeven hoeveel bollen van 50 gram ik moet bestellen? Dank voor uw reactie. Mvg Marijke Albus

Silvia Reiter-Lobsiger 04.05.2020 - 21:38:

Guten Abend Gerne möchte ich 17 (Farbe 39), 13x Jeansblau (Farbe 30) , 10x Marineblau (Farbe 28), 5x Cerise (Farbe 06), 5x Senf (Farbe 41), 5x Löwenzahn (Farbe 14), 5x Himbeere (Farbe 38), 5x Orange (Farbe 13), 15x Königsblau (Farbe 09), Zum Sonderangebot bestellen. Ist das möglich? Freue mich, von Ihnen zu hören. Herzliche Grüße

DROPS Design 05.05.2020 kl. 11:52:

Liebe Frau Reiter-Lobsiger, hier finden Sie die Liste von unserem DROPS Händlern, wo Sie bestellen können. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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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