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Cotton Kings


4 ply 100% Cotton

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Yarn information

  • Brand::
    Cotton Kings
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    200 g (7.1 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    800 m (875 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    4 ply
  • Recommended needles:
    2.5 mm (US 1.5) - 3.5 mm (US 4)
  • Knitting gauge:
    25 stitches, 34 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    3.5 mm (US E-4) - 4 mm (US G-6)
  • Care instructions:
    Machine wash 30°C (86°F) / Do not tumble dry
  • Hashtag:
Sultan is a brand new and fabulous "cake-yarn" made from 100% soft cotton. This yarn is characterized by 4 thin cotton threads that are not twinned together. Hence, it is perfect for shawls, afghans, and scarves, where the long color changes will come out perfectly.

Cotton Kings Sultan is available in many magnificent colour combinations and is presented in big luscious 200-gram balls with a meterage of approximately 800 metres. Shades 6-10 are the popular tone-on-tone color changes and they change one thread at a time. Where the hue changes, you will see a tiny knot in one of the 4 twined strands that the yarn consists of. You can choose to ignore it which many crafters choose, or you can pull out a tiny bit of the yarn (the entire twined strand) to weave in the end at the back of your work. This spreads out the long color changes over the 800 meters of thread with a dazzling result, crocheted or knitted alike. The cakes have an unusually pretty color progression, where the nuances change from light to dark - or the other way around depending on whether you start with the inside or the outside thread. 

Use the Sultan cakes for shawls and summery scarves, allowing the change in nuances to shine, in one long handmade creation. A pretty boléro, a summer dress, or a summer top, which will give you a delicate dip dye effect, could also be just the ticket for both adults and children.

It takes about one cake to make one shawl or scarf.
Pro tip: Before you start working on the Sultan cake, run all 4 treads through a small bead to help the threads stay together throughout the project.

Note that we have done our utmost to match Sultan and Sultan Solid. Still, there might be very slight differences.

Sultan colors are found in the following Sultan Solid variants: 

  • Color 02: 24
  • Color 03: 02, 23
  • Color 11: 02, 24
  • Color 13: 02, 24
  • Color 15: 01, 24
  • Color 16: 07, 08
  • Color 18: 23
  • Color 19: 16, 17
  • Color 29: 14
  • Color 31: 05, 06
  • Color 33: 07
  • Color 34: 10
  • Color 37: 21, 22
  • Color 38: 05, 06
  • Color 39: 06, 07
  • Color 42: 03, 42
  • Color 43: 19
  • Color 45: 02
  • Color 48: 12
  • Color 49: 22
  • Color  50: 09
  • Color 54: 19
  • Color 55: 24
The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 2076-311). Find more information about the certification at https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (58)


I made a shawl using colour 53, Amazonite. It came out beautifully, with excellent stitch definition. I'm now making a lap blanket using colour 01, Ocean Jasper. The colour changes in this yarn are so subtle, they give a stunning end result. I would say though, having experienced cake collapse when using Sultan Shadow - it was the first time I had used a 4 ply yarn - I now roll the cake into a ball when I want to start with the centre colour. That being said, this is now my favourite yarn and I'll definitely be buying more.


Made a waistcoat for a work colleague using Sultan (32) Carnelian she was made up with it really happy ! Now I'm making her a shawl with the same Sultan Carnelian . I have more colleagues at work asking me to also make them shawls and waistcoats. I am utterly happy and so are they. What a gorgeous yarn to work with and what amazing colours ! And the customer service also 5 star. Keep up the good work all of you 🥰


Sultan is just so beautiful! The long colour changes are divine, the cake feels like it goes on forever! Such a huge amount of great quality cotton! I wish I could afford to buy all the colours.
These are fantastic for making mandalas, shawls, scarfs, ponchos, beach dresses \ cover ups, crop \ bra tops or lightweight pullovers for the summer evenings. So very versatile


Pink Sapphire (34) - This was my first time working with an untwisted yarn so used a bead to run the four strands through. It didn’t take long to get used too. I absolutely loved the long, subtle colour changes and it totally blew my husband’s mind how I managed to keep it symmetrical! 😂. I shall be using plenty more of this gorgeous yarn 🧶 ❤️


I adore this yarn. It's beautiful, soft and easy to work with.
I'm using no 29 Rainbow Pyrite to make the Classical Attitude shawl and the colour changes look so beautiful I can't wait to wear it.
Will definitely be ordering more colours to make shawls for every season - and I think I know what all the women in my family will be getting for Christmas!!!

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