100% Cotton fingering weight yarn – it’s not as easy to find as you might think!

searchingHave you ever searched for something until you feel like you are obsessed – or that you are looking for that proverbial needle in a haystack?  I know I have.

My most recent obsession has been to find a source for buying 100% cotton fingering weight yarn and man it drove me nuts!

My most recent crochet projects have been Amigurumi and Fantirumi (Fantasy Amigurumi).  Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting  small stuffed animals, the term amigurumi is a combination of two Japanese words ami (meaning crochet) and nuigurumi (meaning stuffed dolls).  To learn more about Amigurumi, see this Wikipedia article.

The Fantirumi’s that have really caught my eye are from Dutch designer Esther Emaar of Crochessie, you should really check them out as they are beautiful!  All of her patterns call for sport or fingering weight 100% cotton yarn.

Google search became my very best friend on this obsessive search and here is what I found:

Note – pricing is current as of 9/21/2015!  Click on the brand name to visit the website for current pricing.

Knit Picks has two brands of fingering weight cotton yarn:

  • Comfy Fingering Yarn, which is really a blend of 75% Pima Cotton and 25% Acrylic.  It comes in 218 yard skeins, in 20 solid colors, and is priced at $2.99 each.
  • Lindy Chain, which is really a blend of 70% cotton and 30% Pima Cotton.  It comes in 180 yard skeins, in 20 solid colors, and is priced at $4.99 each.

Love Crochet & Love Knitting offers a total of 6 different brands with 4 of them priced at roughly $22.00 per skein.  I looked at:

  • Schachenmary Catania Fine, which really is 100% cotton.  It comes in 180 yard skeins, in 15 solid colors, and is priced at $5.50 each.
  • Bergere de France Cottons,  this is also 100% cotton.  It comes in 207 yard skeins, in a single color called Natural (which I bet would be perfect for faces or anywhere that you needed skin tone), and sells for $6.75 each.

WEBS offered several brands.

  • Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, a 100% Cotton Pima.  It comes in 130 yard hanks, in 51 Solid colors, and sells for $5.00 each.
  • Schachenmayr Tahiti, a 99% cotton/1% polyester blend.  It comes in 306 yards hanks, in 12 variegated colors, and is priced at $9.49 each.
  • Sirdar Cotton 4-ply, a 100% cotton yarn.  It comes in 366 yard skeins, in 10 solid colors, and is priced at $8.95 each.
  • Sesia Bio Sesia 5, a 100% cotton yarn.  It comes in 196 yard skeins, in 19 solid colors, and is priced at $7.99 each.
  • Rowan Summerlite 4-ply, is a 100% cotton yarn.  It comes in 191 yard skeins, in 12 solid colors, and is priced at $8.95 each.

Each of these sites offered a very nice selection, but I was looking for a wider variety of colors – in both solids and variegated.  So I kept looking — and then I struck the motherload!

Philadar Phil Cotton 3 - 100% cotton fingering weight yarnderamores offers a wonderful color palette!  I looked at the following brands:

  • Scheepjeswol Catona, 100% cotton.  It comes in 68 yard skeins, in 69 solid colors, and is priced at $1.39 each.
  • Scheepjeswol Catona Denim, 100% cotton.  It comes in 136 yard skeins, in 18 variegated shades, and is priced at $3.39 each.
  • Scheepjeswol Larra, 100% cotton.  It comes in 136 yard skeins, in 49 solid colors, and is priced at $2.99 each.
  • Scheepjeswol Sunkissed, 100% cotton.  It comes in 185 yard skeins, in 22 solid and variegated colors, and is priced at $3.39 each.
  • Phildar Phil Cotton 3, 100% cotton with Aloe Vera.  It comes in 132 yard skeins, in 39 solid colors, and is priced at $4.09 each.
  • Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply.  In comes in 360 yard skeins, in 24 colors, and is priced at $6.69 each.

I hope you find this list of 100% cotton fingering weight yarn resources to be helpful.

 

 

Happy hooking!

Nancy

P.S.  Do you have a resource that I haven’t listed?  If so, please feel free to leave a comment and add a link!

Nancy Smyth

Hi, I'm Nancy I'm a yarn addict, number cruncher/bookkeeper, and software developer. Strange combination right? I get the same feeling of joy when working with high quality yarns that I do when a column of numbers are all neatly aligned and add up properly.

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