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Cumulus & Cumulus Rainbow by Juniper Moon

Most cottons at this gauge or bigger are too heavy and dense to wear comfortably because cotton is a short fiber (compared to wool, silk, alpaca, etc) and so using traditional spinning techniques has to be spun with a tight twist and densely. So it's been difficult to find a cotton to stock for the store that isn't in the sport or d.k. range


.Until Cumulus came out, that is. I did have a couple of cotton/acrylic blends for a while since the acrylic content allowed for a lighter yarn that could knit at a bigger gauge. But most of my customers prefer natural fibers, so I was happy when Cumulus was introduced.  And then when Cumulus Rainbow - the color grading version - arrived on the scene!

The construction on this yarn allows for a bigger gauge without the dense bulk that a traditionally spun cotton yarn results in.  And it is so incredibly soft and cozy.

Aptly named, Cumulus is 94% cotton with 6% nylon for strength and it is "light as a cloud! . The chainette construction traps air and yields a heavy worsted/aran gauge of 4-4.5 sts/inch on a US 7-9 needle. The first baby blanket shown here was actually knit on a US 10 and used 5 sks.  The second, smaller baby blanket shown used 1 skein each of the original solid color Cumulus and 1 of the Rainbow version (the pattern for this one is on Ravelry and is called Sliding is Fun). 


Each 100 gm skein features 251 yards

See other Juniper Moon yarns.

Solid Colors Price Per: $21.99

Rainbow version price per: $24.99

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