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If you have tried merino wool chunky knit yarn already, then it's time to introduce the new option for chunky yarn - cotton tube yarn. Both yarns have their advantages. You can read about the merino wool benefits here. In this article, however, we'll tell you more about the cotton tube yarn advantages.
Cotton tube yarn was first introduced as an option for those, who love chunky knits, however, prefer non-animal products. It's a perfect option for vegans. Later this yarn was highly appreciated among people with small kids, pets, sensitive skin, and those, who prefer products that are easy to take care of.
The cotton tube yarn has a very simple composition. The outside part of the yarn is cotton, and the inside part is filled with polyester. The cotton is strong, durable, and gentle. The polyester is puffy, retains its structure, and provides chunkiness. These two materials combined is a perfect combination that provides comfort and looks.
The cotton tube yarn is created from a woven cotton fabric outside part. The outside part of the yarn is completely weaved all around the thread, which means that there are no seams along the thread. This provides a smooth and neat look for the thread in all its length. Inside of the thread is filled with special long polyester fibers. The long polyester fibers ensure that the thread is even and doesn't have any clumps along the thread.
The cotton tube yarn and products created from it have many benefits.
We have already discussed this in the benefits chapter, however, to emphasize the great quality of cotton tube yarn one more time - it can be machine washed. It means that it's very, very easy to keep the product always clean, which is very important if you have pets, kids, or someone with allergies in the family.
While we're huge fans of the chunky merino wool, we think that the cotton tube yarn is also a very great and innovative product to try out. Whether you choose a ready-made product or the DIY cotton tube yarn, we're sure you'll enjoy how beautiful and neat this material is.
If you already have tried the cotton tube yarn or its products, leave a comment for this article with your experience. If you have tried both - merino wool and cotton tube yarn - let us know which one you like best!
The chunky tube yarn itself can be purchased here by smaller amounts: https://www.thewoolart.com/collections/tube-yarn/products/cotton-tube-yarn-gray
And here is a listing for a bulk price: https://www.thewoolart.com/collections/tube-yarn/products/cotton-tube-yarn-bulk-gray
Here are some examples of how much cotton tube yarn is needed for different size blankets:
• Lap blanket 16” x 47” – 4.3 lb (40 × 120 cm – 1.95 kg)
• Standard throw blanket 40” x 60” – 8.8 lb (100 × 150 cm – 4 kg)
• Large throw blanket 51” x 67” – 13 lb (130 × 170 cm – 6 kg)
Let us know if you need help with calculating the needed amount for a different size blanket.
How much tube yarn do I need to make a large blanket and do you sell this amount?