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Kelbourne Woolens



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Skipper Colors: 270 cafe au lait

Kelbourne Woolens Skipper is a 4-ply 100% un-mercerized cotton yarn, perfect for knitting, crochet, and crafts. Skipper is made of Peruvian Tanguis cotton, a long staple cotton that is soft – but not too soft – and very strong. A delight to work with, its variable gauge makes Skipper ideal for baby garments, summery tees, amigurumi, accessories, or whatever else you’re hoping to create!

When designing Skipper, we wanted quality and a softness that stands up to the test of time, wear, and our wallets. The clear winner is Tanguis cotton, which we think is the best cotton fiber available on the market for yarn production. Tanguis cotton is absorbent and wicks moisture from perspiration much better than normal cotton, so you can wear natural, breathable garments without synthetic high-tech fibers. Its long staple fiber length is more resistant to pilling and fluffing off on your hands as you work, and is less prone to wrinkling, too!

Tanguis cotton was developed to be more resistant to cotton wilt, and as a result is more environmentally friendly! It requires less water to grow in Peru’s climate, and can be harvested up to six times per year. About 80% of the cotton grown in Peru is Tanguis cotton, making it readily available and its use supports existing farms and infrastructure, an important consideration when developing new products for the market.

Read more about Skipper.


Fiber Content 100% Tanguis Cotton
Length 137 yards (125 meters) / 50 gram ball
Gauge 22-26 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Needles US 2-4 (2.75-3.5 mm)
Care Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry
Origin Made in Peru

Shipping & Returns

We ship Monday through Thursdays from Philadelphia, USA. Orders received after 4pm are considered received the following business day. We ship via UPS, worldwide.

Returns of tagged, unwound yarn in original condition will be accepted within 30 days of date of original purchase. Initiate a return here. Email to initiate an exchange.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Melissa Kelly
Amazing Cotton Yarn

Skipper is an amazing cotton yarn, it is a dream to knit with and produces a smooth uniform fabric. A few rows into my project and I was hooked. The yarn is very stable and didn't stretch when blocking my swatch. I love the color I ordered, Nantucket Red which is a soft red with a touch of rosiness and warmth. I can't wait to finish my summer top in Skipper!

Loretta Allen

Making spa cloths/dishcloths for gifts for co-workers. I love how soft they are and how the colors coordinate perfectly. I am crocheting them corner to corner. Thank you.

Shelley Blondeau
Really nice Sport-weight yarn

I'm using this yarn for fair-isle colorwork, and it does not split at all, even when frogged back to redo.

I'm using size US2 and it's slightly small - recommend going 1/2 to 1 size up for drape.

Very smooth and has beautiful stitch definition.

Price is high for this stuff (I got it for $9 / 50g), but the quality is unmistakable.

Made by knitters, for knitters

Kate and Courtney met while working in a local yarn store in Philadelphia, PA; Courtney was a new mom and Kate was in her final year of grad school. Together they founded Kelbourne Woolens at Kate's kitchen table, and have been working side by side ever since. 

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