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Cotton Kings


Fingering, Sock 100% Cotton

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Yarn information

  • Category:
    Black Friday 2023
  • Brand::
    Cotton Kings
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    200 g (7.1 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    800 m (875 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    Fingering, Sock
  • Recommended needles:
    3 mm (US 2.5)
  • Knitting gauge:
    27 stitches, 36 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    4 mm (US G-6)
  • Crochet gauge:
    20 stitches, 26 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Care instructions:
    Machine wash 30°C (86°F) / Do not tumble dry
  • Hashtag:
Sultan is a brand new and fabulous "cake-yarn" made from 100% soft cotton. This yarn is characterized by 4 thin cotton threads that are not twinned together. Hence, it is perfect for shawls, afghans, and scarves, where the long color changes will come out perfectly.

Cotton Kings Sultan is available in many magnificent colour combinations and is presented in big luscious 200-gram balls with a meterage of approximately 800 metres. Shades 6-10 are the popular tone-on-tone color changes and they change one thread at a time. Where the hue changes, you will see a tiny knot in one of the 4 twined strands that the yarn consists of. You can choose to ignore it which many crafters choose, or you can pull out a tiny bit of the yarn (the entire twined strand) to weave in the end at the back of your work. This spreads out the long color changes over the 800 meters of thread with a dazzling result, crocheted or knitted alike. The cakes have an unusually pretty color progression, where the nuances change from light to dark - or the other way around depending on whether you start with the inside or the outside thread. 

Use the Sultan cakes for shawls and summery scarves, allowing the change in nuances to shine, in one long handmade creation. A pretty boléro, a summer dress, or a summer top, which will give you a delicate dip dye effect, could also be just the ticket for both adults and children.

It takes about one cake to make one shawl or scarf.
Pro tip: Before you start working on the Sultan cake, run all 4 treads through a small bead to help the threads stay together throughout the project.

Note that we have done our utmost to match Sultan and Sultan Solid. Still, there might be very slight differences.

Sultan colors are found in the following Sultan Solid variants: 

  • Color 02: 24
  • Color 03: 02, 23
  • Color 11: 02, 24
  • Color 13: 02, 24
  • Color 15: 01, 24
  • Color 16: 07, 08
  • Color 18: 23
  • Color 19: 16, 17
  • Color 29: 14
  • Color 31: 05, 06
  • Color 33: 07
  • Color 34: 10
  • Color 37: 21, 22
  • Color 38: 05, 06
  • Color 39: 06, 07
  • Color 42: 03, 42
  • Color 43: 19
  • Color 45: 02
  • Color 48: 12
  • Color 49: 22
  • Color  50: 09
  • Color 54: 19
  • Color 55: 24
The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 2076-311). Find more information about the certification at

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (63)


The colors sparked my interest - I was curious as to how it would play out. I purchased several of the Sultan and Pastello varieties. As I crocheted the Virus Stitch triangle shawl, I was enthralled with the long, slow, gradient change of color and I am deeply in love with this yarn! The yarn alone makes a statement and no matter what pattern of shawl or poncho that I stitch with it, it never takes a back seat! In fact, the beautiful color gradient enhances the pattern and creates a show-stopper of a piece. I've been stopped in stores by women wanting to know where I bought the shawl or poncho and they were amazed when I told them that I had crocheted it and that it was NOT store bought. If you've been curious about this yarn, I urge you to give it a try. The cotton warms as it is worked and worn and becomes quite soft with a gorgeous drape: I used a 5.5mm hook for both the shawl & poncho. You owe it to yourself to give this beauty a try. Happy Creating!


This yarn makes projects look great. Sometimes is difficult to work with since it's 4 strands together. Once I got the hang of it, I found that I enjoyed it and the look that it gave. I have now completed two projects (summer dresses for my 2 year old granddaughter). They are so light and airy and produce fun, flowy dresses. I used Rubellitte (48) for one and Poppy (50) for the other. Both dresses are posted under the Photo Gallery. One was the Tameka toddler dress (found on Ravelry) in Poppy and the other was the Nina dress that's available on Ravelry and on Hobbii ( I read about using a bead or a shank type button on the strands to help hold them together while you knit which I tried on the second project. It definitely helped. I would recommend that for those that may be beginner knitters.


I've completed more projects with this yarn in the past year than any other and I don't think I'll be stopping anytime soon. The colors are always beyond gorgeous, even my best monitor resolution never does them justice. I've only had one incident where the gradient in 1 of 4 cakes of Rainbow Pyrite didn't match up, but I'm stubborn and don't mind wrestling with yarn, and this was the only issue I've ever had with the yarn out of nearly 15 cakes I've ordered now. Considering the dozens of factory knots and wonky dye lots I've dealt with from other yarn retailers, this was a walk in the park. You definitely need to be patient working with the yarn since it's comprised of 4 separate strands, but it's very much worth the effort. I cannot give this yarn enough love, you gotta get some sultan <3


This was the first yarn I bought from Hobbii, I'm currently still working on a hexagon crochet cardigan with it, using one cake for either side, with a 5 mm hook, and it is an incredibly lovely texture. The yarn not being plied has a tiny bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of working with it, it makes an incredibly soft fabric. The color changes are exactly as advertised- Incredibly smooth. I'm a outside puller of yarn, but I noticed that this yarn has a paper tab to help locate the center for a good center pull, and while I don't use that, I know that center-pulling is something a lot of people do, and I think it's a really thoughtful detail. I definitely see myself buying more of this yarn in the future. I totally recommend :)


This was my very first Hobbii yarn. Generally I use thicker yarns and I have never used a yarn with individual strands before. I was a bit nervous.
I bought Sultan because of the amazing colors. Seeing them in real life, the colors are even better than online! My second thought after the color is that I absolutely love that there is a handy little sticker so you can easily find the center of the yarn. Now that I have used the yarn, it is not as intimidating as I had thought. It took a few stitches to get the hang of the individual strands but it really is not difficult to crochet. I love how soft and drapey this baby blanket is working up. It will be the perfect weight for an August baby!
I see many more skeins of Sultan in my future!

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