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Rainbow Cotton 8/8

Light Worsted, DK 100% Cotton

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Yarn information

  • Brand::
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    50 g (1.75 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    75 m (82 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    Light Worsted, DK
  • Recommended needles:
    4 mm (US 6)
  • Knitting gauge:
    19 stitches, 26 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    4.5 mm (US 7)
  • Crochet gauge:
    15 stitches, 18 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Care instructions:
    Machine wash 40°C (104°F) / white 95°C (203°F) / Do not tumble dry
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We are excited to present the heavier version of our bestselling cotton yarn Rainbow Cotton 8/4

 Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is an 8 ply DK weight whereas the classic 8/4 version is a 4 ply fingering weight. This amazing cotton yarn is made from 100% soft and natural fiber and you are guaranteed a top-quality yarn at a bargain price. Each ball of yarn has the EasyStart feature making it easy to extract the starter tread from the center of the ball. 

The shade card offers lots of gorgeous shades, so feel free to explore and find the perfect colours for your next handmade creation. 

Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is suitable for both knitting and crocheting - which means that you can go ahead and cast on all the home decor, amigurumi, dishcloths, potholders, tea towels, children's clothing, adult clothing, and all your other dream projects. Naturally, we have made a few free patterns, which you will find under the "Patterns" tab. 

The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 2276-367). Find more information about the certification on the https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (164)


First of all, I have this favorite color that I have a hard time explaining to people. It's a mix of purple and gray - a purple that trends gray. Hobbii has this elusive color that I love so much! Secondly, it's a very affordable, 100% cotton yarn, my absolute favorite kind of yarn to use. Also, I prefer a #3 DK yarn for most projects, so the 8/8 yarn is my go-to. Last, but definitely not least, is the shipping which is reasonably priced and quick, especially since I'm in the USA. Additionally, the yarn always meets gauge - I can't tell you all how many times I've looked at gauges on yarn wrappers, and wondered how they achieved that when I can't get to it with any size needles or hooks. This yarn gauges what the wrapper says, which makes my projects easier to plan. Please don't ever discontinue color #13!


I received some of this yarn in a lucky bag along with some Black Friday 8/8 Cotton. I noticed that both were listed as 82 yards/50 grams and 100% cotton so thought they would be interchangeable. I made a Double-Thick Pot Holder in a KAL this summer out of the yellow Black Friday 8/8 Cotton and thought the blue Rainbow Cotton 8/8 yarn I received would make a good set. When I started knitting with the Rainbow Cotton I noticed that the yarn was much lighter and softer...and my gauge was WAY off! What I didn't notice is that although the yardage/fiber content are the same the Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is labeled DK weight and the Black Friday Cotton 8/8 is labeled Aran weight! While I like both of these yarns, the Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is so soft, unlike a lot of other 100% cotton yarns I've tried.

Carol O'Brien

Everything about this buying experience has been great. I live in Queensland Australia, and am thrilled with how quickly the order was assembled and arrived here. Thank you. It has been a long time since I have had such good customer service. Even the website was easy to use!! The yarn is so soft, the colours beautiful, excellent quality and a terrific price. I found it easy to work with but did have a slight problem with splitting using the ”pointy” end Boye brand hook. This was fixed when I changed to a rounder end hook Aero brand hook. I am making the Carnival of Colours blanket by Noelene Semprey, and for hot Queensland this will be great. Thank you again.


I absolutely love working with this yarn. The stitch definition is unparalleled and it's so very soft. Sometimes cotton can be hard on the hands to work with, but not this one! It glides off my hook and no sore hands! And no issues with splitting either.

I can't say anything about how it holds up to regular wear as I'm making my first garment with it, but I suspect it'll last with the usual extra care one should take with handmade items.

Definitely a fan! And I LOVE all the color choices. I am using #64 Dark Powder Rose and it's not a color I often see in other cotton yarn. The price point is excellent as well. Basically you can't go wrong with this yarn!


I love this yarn! This is a lovely dk weight yarn. It drapes well, has good memory, great stitch definition, and handles washing well. It does not bloom or shrink in washing. Lovely colors, but one of them did bleed during washing (stained the white stripe next to it.) I’ve tried lots of colours of this yarn and it’s the only one that bled, I wish I could remember which one - it was blue. I’ve heard some people say that vegan yarns split or hurt their hands, but I didn’t have that experience with this yarn. It’s soft, elastic, and easy to work with. Definitely buying again!

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