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Yarn information

Category Holiday Sale
Brand: Hobbii
Content 55% cotton, 45% acrylic
Weight 250 g (8.8 oz)
Length Ca. 1000 m (1,094 yds)
Recommended needles 3.0 mm (US 3) - 4.0 mm (US 6)
Gauge 26 stitches, 36 rows to 10 cm/4"
Yarn Weight 4 ply
Washing Machine wash at max 40°C (104°F) / Lay flat to dry
Hashtag #hobbiitwister



4 ply55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic


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We have fallen head over heels for Twister, a really soft cake-yarn with beautiful color transitions, that develop into festive, subtle or crazy wild color combinations.

Perhaps you already know cake-yarns from e.g. Mayflower and Cotton Kings’ Twirls. If you crave a treat, you should know that “cake” is just a term for the way the yarn is packaged. Our own Twister excels by being twined which makes the yarn easy to work with.

The amazing colors unfold as you go and it is a true pleasure to watch the slow transitions of the colors. Here you get a whopping 1094 yards (1 km) of yarn and one skein is enough, if you wish to knit or crochet a shawl or a scarf. The fabulous cotton is combined with acrylic which adds a lighter and more solid end result.

Twister is perfect for shawls and scarves, but it has a lot of potential uses. It is easy to care for since it is machine washable. Please note, the yarn is tied together with a small knot where the threads change colors.

Generally, you use more yarn for crocheting than you do for knitting. So you might experience that you cannot use the entire skein when knitting e.g. a shawl. Of course, it depends on the project and the pattern, you choose. Normally, it is not a problem to have too much yarn, but please consider, if you prefer to start with the thread from the center or from the outside part of your Twister cake-yarn skein when starting on your project.

You can combine it with a one-colored Twister for e.g. an edge on a shawl, for sleeves or for a rib edge on a blouse or a poncho. Check out Twister Solid right here.

Click here to see which Twister Solid shades match with which Twister colorways: 
01: 101, 106, 108, 128
02: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105
03: 106, 107, 117, 122
04: 106, 108, 129
05: 110, 113, 117, 120
06: 101, 104, 105, 113
07: 107, 110, 113, 120
08: 108, 109, 122, 128
09: 108, 109, 114, 116, 129
10: 105, 118
11: 101, 102, 104, 110, 113
12: 101, 102, 107, 122
13: 103, 106, 125, 128
14: 102, 104, 106, 107
15: 105
16: 106, 110, 125, 128
17: 102, 103, 106, 125, 128
18: 106, 107, 117, 122
19: 101, 102, 103, 106
20: 101, 103, 107, 122, 124
21: 101, 102, 103, 110
22: 102, 104, 113
23: 103, 104, 106, 127
24: 107, 122, 129
25: 101, 107, 110, 122, 124
26: 110, 120
27: 107, 120
28: 102, 103
29: 101
30: 101, 102, 113, 127
31: 104, 108, 109, 114
32: 110
33: 111, 113, 121
34: 114, 123, 128
35: 107, 122, 123
36: 120, 121
37: 108, 128
38: 109, 127, 128
39: 124, 129
40: 106, 127
41: 116, 123, 124, 128

PLEASE NOTE that Twister and Twister Solid will never match up 100%, since they are dyed in seperate dye lots.


NOTE: Unfortunately, a mistake appears on a few labels. The correct information is 55% cotton + 45% acrylic.

Suggested knitting gauge is approx. 26 stitches x 35 rows with US needles size 2.5 (3 mm). Twister is a very flexible yarn which can be knitted tightly with US needle size 1.5 (2.5 mm), so you get a knitting gauge of approx. 28 stitches. You can also knit it looser with US needle size 6 (4 mm) and get approx. 22 stitches for e.g. extra soft shawls and scarves. Thus, you can experiment with the knitting gauge and easily vary it with various needle sizes depending on the project you are about to start. Try making a small gauge swatch of 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm), so you can measure your knitting gauge before you start. Then you have the option to adjust it, so it matches the pattern or the gauge, you wish.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The yarn is OEKO-TEX® certified (no. 2076-311). Find more information about the certification on the 

Find patterns for the yarn here: Patterns (19)


I cannot get enough of these cakes. The colours are amazing. I was previously using Scheepjes but they are so expensive. I believe the quality of the Hobbii product to be of equal or better quality and the price makes projects worthwhile. I had made a few beach dresses from a pattern I found on Pinterest which ideally need a single colour yarn to ensure the top (which is worked in 2 halves) then matches up under the armholes when you start working in rounds. Because of the price of Hobbii it is possible to work from 2 cakes for the same same price of one of the others. It would also appear that 99% of patterns are for shawls and there are only so many of these that are needed! I am working on my own creation at the moment using 2 cakes so back and front should correspond. Once the dress is finished I’ll share the pattern assuming it works out ok! Service, quality and speed of delivery are exceptional. Many thanks.

Elaine Yuen

I purchased several of these yarn cakes and I’m pleasantly surprised at how soft and huger they are!!
I spent a good time squishing them before I started.
The colours are vibrant and intense and the colour changes are amazing. The quality of this yarn is amongst the top selling yarn cakes out on the market right now.
The colour changes are made with small knots and can’t be seen unless close up. I get very excited when this little knot comes along :)
Projects are taking longer to finish as you’re always stopping to put your work down to admire the colour changes.
This yarn cake has become one of my favourites to work with. The yarn just glides over your hook, no snagging as it’s slightly twisted . I absolutely love it and is very affordable.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this yarn.
Once you buy one you’ll be wanting them all.
Well done Hobbii !

Karen Sladen

This is my first experience of a ‘cake’ yarn, and, I have to say I absolutely LOVE TWISTER. It feels like a softer version of 100% cotton with the added bonus of the acrylic aspect for easier care.
The colour change is lovely and long, and, the excitement I get when the change is coming in 😁 The little unavoidable knots in the colour change are very neat and secure so I’m not worried they will come undone on the baby blanket I’m crocheting.
If I am completely honest, I would love the TWISTER yarn even more if that was possible, if, in the colourway BLOOMY ELEGANCE that I’m using, there was a section of just white before the grey starts coming in.

Paula Tongs-Ketteringham

I saw a photo of someone's cal crochet blanket on Facebook and I asked what the yarn was as it totally inspired me to start another crochet blanket. I came to the Hobbi website and found the gorgeous combinations Twister colours and ended up buying a couple of different shades (01 & 08) I have to say the colours look amazing and the yarn feels so soft and it's been a pleasure to crochet with. I'm looking forward to watching my blanket grow. The customer service is excellent and the delivery service was also very quick.


My first time using Twister (and using a cotton blend, having always worked with 100% acrylic) and I absolutely love it! I can't put my project down because I'm too excited to see the next colour starting and being able to see the projects others have completed with the same yarn, in the photo gallery, is so helpful. Will definitely be ordering again and adding a picture of my dress when it's finished! Also love the free gift of the stickers, thanks Hobbii.

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Yarn information

Category Holiday Sale
Brand: Hobbii
Content 55% cotton, 45% acrylic
Weight 250 g (8.8 oz)
Length Ca. 1000 m (1,094 yds)
Recommended needles 3.0 mm (US 3) - 4.0 mm (US 6)
Gauge 26 stitches, 36 rows to 10 cm/4"
Yarn Weight 4 ply
Washing Machine wash at max 40°C (104°F) / Lay flat to dry
Hashtag #hobbiitwister

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