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Cotton 8/4 Junior

Fingering, Sock 100% Cotton

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PLEASE NOTE! This product is being discontinued and we are clearing out the stock. Get yours before it's too late!

Yarn information

  • Brand::
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    App. 170 m (186 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    Fingering, Sock
  • Recommended needles:
    2.5 mm (US 2) - 3.5 mm (US 4)
  • Knitting gauge:
    28 stitches to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    2.5 mm (US C) - 3.5 mm (US E-4)
  • Care instructions:
    Washing machine at 60ºC / 95ºC / Dry flat
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A Retro classic from the Danish Mayflower at a very retro price!

The yarn comes in the original banderole and at the same old low price. This means that as long as we have it in stock, this delicious cotton yarn is sold at only 10 DKK.

Cotton 8/4 Junior is a nice, soft yarn in 100% cotton and can be used for both knitting and crocheting. We recommend the knitting needle size of 3.0-3.5 mm for knitting and 2.5-3.0 mm for crocheting with yarn.

The yarn may be used for various clothes projects, interior, amigurumi, cloths, towels, children's clothes, etc.

Indulge yourself in the 40 brilliantly lush colors of the Cotton 8/4. Enjoy!

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (253)


I have used Mayflower Cotton 8/4 Junior to crochet kitchen towels, potholders and small drawstring bags. My finished products have a soft, silky hand and nice drape to them which is perfect for clothing or baby blankets, and the cotton feels good while working with it. This yarn is a pleasure to work with and is a high quality soft cotton. It is so much softer than the big worsted cotton brand found in US craft stores, which feels scratchy in comparison. I found that the darker, more saturated colors leave a lot of dye in the water when first washed, so I wash them separately and rinse them out several times until the water is clear, but my finished products still have bright, brilliant colors after washing.


I love the junior cotton. I have been using it for many small projects such as potholders, animals, doilies and most recently for a granny square pillow.
It used to be one of my staples. Luckily I purchased a good number when you still had interesting colours. but I'll have to look for a replacement as you seem to be phasing this one out.
I found that for some items, the Junior was better than the Rainbow cotton.


I really like this cotton yarn. My pattern called for a sugar and cream brand but I had this instead and it worked really well. I did have a little trouble with keeping it from slipping a lot when I was trying to do certain stitches but it wasn't bad.


It's a good yarn, easy to work with. It is quite soft for cotton. The colors are rich and work nicely together, I have a full range of blue colors for my project. The only con is that color #1112 stains my fingers. Other blue colors are fine.


I LOVE this yarn. I found a skein in a secondhand shop several years ago. I thought it had been discontinued as I had never seen it in the local yarn shops (I’m in the US) and then I found hobbii and I bought a bunch of colors!

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