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Rainbow Cotton 8/6

4 ply 100% Cotton

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Yarn information

  • Category:
    Green Weeks
  • Brand::
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    50 g (1.75 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    105 m (114 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    4 ply
  • Recommended needles:
    3.5 mm (US 4)
  • Knitting gauge:
    21 stitches, 30 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    4,5 mm (US 7)
  • Crochet gauge:
    15 stitches, 20 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Care instructions:
    Machine wash 40°C (104°F) / Do not tumble dry
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Meet the Rainbow family’s medium-sized Rainbow 8/6.

Hobbii Rainbow is one of our series of cotton yarn, both durable and soft, in a really high quality, which has been a big favorite for a long time.

With a yardage of 105m / 50g, Rainbow 8/6 is an especially applicable thickness, just between 8/4 and 8/8 in the same series. Neither too thin and fine, nor too chunky and rustic, but just right.

Cotton fibres are good for withdrawing excess heat from the body and Rainbow 8/6 is thus very suitable for clothing. It would be great in a lovely summer top, a blouse, or a crocheted summer jacket. There are lots of possibilities. The Rainbow series is found in a plethora of nuances, so it should be possible to find the right nuance for your creative projects.

Rainbow 8/6 is also good e.g. crocheted teddy bears or amigurumi. By the way, did you know that for most crochet projects, e.g. teddy bears, etc, you can use the same pattern in all Rainbow sizes? You adjust the size of the crochet hook to the thickness of the yarn you are using, and the only difference is the size of the finished project. Lace, 8/4, 8/6, 8/8 = mini, small, larger, largest. Ready, set, go! 

The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 2276-367). Find more information about the certification at 

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (102)


The 8/6 is so easy and nice to use, especially on amigurumi projects. I am obsessed with it. Keep ordering haha.
The 8/6 gives quite a luxurious finish and a bit easier to use than the thinner cottons and again, easier than the 8/8 and obviously isn't as chunky. I've not had any issues with working with it. It doesn't seem to snag or split and that's a huge bonus.

Justine Swann

Love this yarn. Perfect for the crochet poncho project I’ve stated. Love the vibrant colours.
My order was processed very quickly. It arrived within 2 days in the UK all the way from Denmark. I was so surprised by the speed and efficiency.
I will definitely return to buy from Hobbii again soon.


Lovely yarn to work with for knitting and crochet. I have made a few summer tops and hats with this. I have used the same weight in other brands I would say though that this yarn appears to me personally, to be slightly thicker than the other 4plys I have used. But I would definitely buy again.


I have a small knitting business and use this along with 8/4 and 8/8 rainbow cotton yarn for all my products depending on the knitting pattern. This is the perfect thickness for my autumn baby bloomers and rompers. It’s so soft and easy to work with, they have the best colours too!


Love working with this yarn! It is so soft and beautiful and these cardigans I have made will be gifted for a baby and the yarn being all cotton won’t irritate the baby. It’s easy to work with and I have worked with it so much and I can’t say anything bad about it!

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