16/2 Natural Cotton
- 100% unmercerized cotton
- mill cones vary in weight, approximately 3.75-4 lbs, SOLD BY WEIGHT
- 6720 yards per pound
- sett: 30-36 epi
- 2-ply evenspun
- machine wash and dry but fringe needs extra care
16/2 unmercerized cotton is often used for lightweight kitchen items like napkins. It is also a common choice for the tabby weft in overshot or summer and winter when 10/2 is used as the warp. It is easy-care as long as any fringe is braided or twisted. It has a matte finish and is quite absorbent. We also stock 8-ounce tubes of unmercerized 16/2 cotton in dyed colors. You can use this more economical natural for the main color and then pick several accent colors in the smaller tubes. To see the colors, click here. Please note that this yarn is economical because it is open end spun. This spinning method yields yarns that are at a lower price but not as strong as ring spun yarn. If you'd like a stronger yarn for warp, see the 8-ounce tubes of yarn linked above.
How this yarn is sold: Cones of 16/2 cotton vary in weight but are typically about pounds. The unit price above is an estimate, based on the typical cone size. Your price will reflect the actual weight of your cone. Please order the number of cones, not pounds, that you would like to receive. Entering "1" means that you want one cone of approximately 4 pounds, "2" means 2 cones, and so on. If you have a minimum yardage or weight requirement, please tell us about it in the box labeled "shipping instructions" during the checkout process or call us to place your order.
Note on shipping: On orders containing one or more cones of this yarn, the shipping charge will not follow the usual shipping schedule, but will be the actual postal or UPS cost to ship the box.
This yarn is eligible for quantity discounts!
- 10% at $125
- 15% at $225
- 20% at $325
Discounts are based on the total value of the order. Non-yarn items (tools, books, DVDs, etc.) can contribute to the total but do not themselves receive a discount.