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Sport 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic

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Yarn information

  • Brand::
  • Content:
    52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
  • Weight:
    200 g (7.1 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    800 m (875 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
  • Recommended needles:
    2.5 mm (US 1.5) - 3.5 mm (US 4)
  • Knitting gauge:
    25 stitches, 34 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    3.5 mm (US E-4) - 4 mm (US G-6)
  • Care instructions:
    Hand-wash at 86℉ (30°C) / Do not tumble dry
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Azalea is a wonderful cotton blend that consists of four thin strands that stick together without being spun together. This allows for the most amazing color gradients! The combination of cotton and acrylic results in a light and remarkably comfortable yarn that is both breathable and soft. The acrylic adds some elasticity to the yarn, allowing it to keep its shape, and is not as heavy as 100% cotton. 

Azalea is available in many gorgeous color combinations with an unusual depth to the colors. The large, lovely 200-gram cakes run an impressive 800 meters. The beautiful color variations happen smoothly throughout the entire ball, one thread at a time. This results in a stunning, slow color gradient.

It’s up to you, which color you want to start and finish with because you can start from the inside or the outside. Yarn cakes are easy to deal with, even when you’re on the go. You will need one ball of Azalea for a shawl or a scarf, or you can combine several into a summer dress or blouse for a beautiful dip dye effect.

Because Azalea is related to many other gorgeous yarns in the shop you can already hunt for inspiration among the patterns for the same yarn type, like Honolulu.

Pro tip: Before you start working the cake, run all 4 treads through a small bead to help the threads stay together throughout the project.

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (54)


I have such a dilemma with my vast collection of colors of these cake yarns - they are so amazing all wound up, I can't bear to use them - just love looking at them and squeezing them... and dreaming of what to use them for! I don't want to 'waste' such spectacular yarn on something that isn't going to be shown off in it's worked up glory! Just keep adding others to the huge box full...when it goes on sale, I snatch up more more more!


I know some people aren’t comfortable trying this yarn because it’s for thin strands of basically thread sized yarn. But, if you run it through a bead before you start your project you won’t be sorry you tried this yarn. The colors change soooo slowly it’s amazing. The color choices are very nice. I made a shawl that drapes beautifully and will be perfect for summer.


I got the 05 and 06 yarns, they both have beautiful colors, and they feel much softer to me than the pure cotton yarns. The four strands take a little while to get used to, but work well. The gradients are really long and pretty, and I am working on making a shawl with the Persil colors. I will definitely be ordering 03 and 04 once they are back in stock!


I bought this yarn, in Berry Rose #7, to do my first shawl for myself and I'm really impressed with how easy this year is to work with. It's delicate but rich with colour. It moves smoothly across the needles while working something longer like a shawl. I'm half way through the project and I'm really excited to see what the finish product will look like!


Extremely soft, softer than the Dahlia and Sultan cakes. Threads are easy to manage through a bead and the color gradients are very smooth. It takes a few rows to get used to crocheting with, but if you like lighter weight yarns don't let the loose ply scare you off. The gradients are truly masterful and it is well worth the small learning curve!

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