DMC Pearl Cotton Skeins




DMC Pearl Cotton is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread on a twisted skein.  DMC’s Pearl Cotton is best known as the most beautiful thread in the world. During the manufacturing process, the thread is combed, singed by flame and then double mercerized. It is this double mercerizing which gives it its beautiful pearlised sheen. The thread is soft, silky, does not fluff or kink, and 100% colorfast.   DMC Pearl Cotton skeins are available in two sizes - 3 and 5 (the higher the thread size, the finer/thinner the thread). DMC Pearl Cotton size 3  is available in 16 yard skeins in 292 solid colors. DMC Pearl Cotton size 5 is available in 27 yard skeins in 292 solid and 20 variegated colors.


Made in France.

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How to use  this thread in Irish crochet

                                               thread weight                        hook size                        what to crochet
                                                           5                                      1mm                Romanian cord, or other cords
DMC Pearle Cotton #5 is to thick for fine lace, but if you are a beginner and if it is not easy at first to crochet with very fine thread, this thread will be an ideal to begin with. But when you become comfortable with fine thread, please use this thread only for packing cord, Romanian cord, and other cords to give  lace a 3-D look.