Attractive Features And Types of Cotton Yarn

Cotton was first cultivated 6,000 years ago for manufacturing textiles by the Egyptians. It is one of the best varieties of fabrics that possess many beneficial qualities. Cotton fabric feels soft against the skin and it ideal for people prone to allergies and rashes. It is used for manufacturing baby clothes as it is soft on the skin.

It is easy to find cotton yarn in a huge variety of colors, thicknesses and prices from many of the online stores too. It is one of the best choices for clothing compared to acrylic yarn. It is also light in weight and quite ideal for summer seasons. Moreover, it has an excellent absorbent quality compared to fibers such as nylon, polyester and wool. It is therefore widely used to knit items such as washcloths, dishcloths and mats. Cotton clothes and yarns can be washed easily in washing machines and dried in medium heat.

Cotton Yarn

There are different types of cotton yarn readily available in most of the online and offline stores at reasonable price rates. Most of the knitters and weavers use these yarns as it is strong and durable.

Mercerized Cotton: Manufacturers soak cotton fiber in caustic solution so as to straighten the fabric. Mercerized cotton is stronger than the non-mercerized varieties. Compared to the regular fabrics, it exudes a unique shine and polish.

Cotton Yarns

Organic Cotton: These yarns are grown without the use of fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical substances. It can therefore be used for sweaters and shawls. These yarns are available in natural colors and some are dyed to perfection.

Dishcloth Cotton: This yarn is available in a huge range of colors and it is quite inexpensive. It is an ideal choice for baby cloths as it softens with each and every wash. It is also easy to machine wash and dry these yarns of cotton.

Recycled Cotton: These yarns are made from the cotton clothing which is left over during manufacturing process. It is collected and blended with another fiber to manufacture yarn. It is more elastic compared to pure cotton.

Another variety of cotton yarn is the Pima cotton which is soft and luxurious. It is often blended with other fabrics such as acrylic and wool.

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