What is mercerized cotton yarn?

What is mercerized cotton yarn?

Sometimes cotton fiber but usually yarn that has been treated with sodium hydroxide (also known as caustic soda) before being woven into fabric. The process of mercerization causes the cotton fibers to swell permanently, making the yarn lustrous.

What weight is Patons Grace?


Weight: Sport / Fine
Hook: 3.75mm
Balls: 50g; 125m (137 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Do not iron, Do not tumble dry
Styles: Solid colors, Multicolored

Is Patons Grace yarn DK?

DK & Light Worsted Weight Yarn – Patons® Grace Yarn.

Where can you use mercerized cotton yarn?

Uses for Mercerized Cotton It is a great choice for kids clothing, summer tops, and shawls, bearing in mind that mercerized cotton shares some of the problems inherent in knitting with other types of cotton yarn (heaviness and tendency to stretch when worn that can’t be fixed with blocking).

What is mercerized cotton good for?

Mercerisation is a textile finishing treatment for cellulose fabric and yarn, mainly cotton and flax, which improves dye uptake and tear strength, reduces fabric shrinkage, and imparts a silk-like luster.

Is mercerized cotton softer?

If you are making something where strength of the fabric or structure is important than mercerized cotton will be a better option. An item that relies on softness and drape is better suited for a non-mercerized cotton. However, mercerized cotton will soften with washing and wear and is still useable for garments.

What size yarn is Patons Grace?

PATONS-Grace Crochet Cotton. Ultra-soft mercerized cotton with a fresh and modern color palette of shades that coordinate easily together. Features: Weight category: 3 100% mercerized cotton 1.75oz/50g (136yd/125m). Gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4in (10cm): knitting: size 6 (4mm) needles crochet: size G (4mmmm) hook.

What type of yarn is Patons Grace?

ultrasoft cotton yarn
Patons Grace is an ultrasoft cotton yarn available in fresh, modern shades that’s perfect for lightweight garments and accessories.

Is mercerized cotton good for socks?

Color fastness is significantly increased and the yarn is left stronger. As well as making the fabric more stable, mercerization also protects it from shrinking. We use mercerized cotton, ensuring better socks for you.

What do you mean by mercerization?

mercerization, in textiles, a chemical treatment applied to cotton fibres or fabrics to permanently impart a greater affinity for dyes and various chemical finishes.