FiberStories: Concentric Cotton

Concentric Cotton was created after the success of it’s worsted weight, baby alpaca counterpart: Concentric.

This 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton, fingering weight alternative is truly a bundle of joy. With a generous 929 yards in each 200 gram cake, just one or two is enough to create nearly any project!

Best of all, this yarn is alluring for multiple crafts as crocheters, weavers and machine knitters will also appreciate the reasonable price point, lack of ends to weave in, and cake put-up for easily usability.

  • 100% Pima Cotton
  • 929 yards per 200 gram cake
  • Approximately 5.5-6 stitches per inch on US 4-6 (3.50 - 4.00 mm) needles
  • Recommended size G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Worsted Weight
  • Winding not required
  • Hand wash, lay flat
  • Designed in Seattle, Made in Peru

Pattern Inspiration




Discover the full color range of Concentric Cotton by HiKoo® HERE.

FiberStories: Boots

If you’re in the market for the look of a hand-dyed yarn, look no further than Boots from Schoppel-Wolle! Made from a blend of wool, cotton and nylon, this yarn is the perfect blend for socks, garments, shawls and more!

The shawl House Down Boots is a great example of this yarn’s versatility as it combines both knitting and crochet techniques, and blocks like a dream with just steam!

Pro Tip: To protect the hand-dyed beauty of this yarn, we suggest testing your preferred blocking method on a swatch which uses all colors to assess colorfastness before doing so on your final piece.

  • 44% Superwash Wool, 42% Cotton, 14% Nylon
  • 437 yards per 100 gram hank
  • Approximately 7 stitches per inch on US 0 - 1 (2.00 - 2.25 mm) needles
  • Recommended size B (2.25 mm) hook
  • Fingering Weight
  • Winding required
  • Hand wash, lay flat
  • Made in Germany

Want to dye your own? Shiloh is the exact same yarn base as Boots, which means you can dye your own colors, and then combine your handiwork with the colors already available! You can find this wonderful undyed yarn HERE just waiting for your colorful inspiration.


Pattern Inspiration


Discover the full color range of Boots by Schoppel-Wolle HERE.

FiberStories: CoBaSi DK

The perfect wool-free yarn, CoBaSi DK by HiKoo® features the same blend as it’s popular fingering weight counterpart. This washable yarn is a super-soft option that wont sag overtime, thanks to the inclusion of elastic nylon.

Wether you’re making a large project like a throw or cardigan, or something smaller like slipper socks, the versatility of this yarn is truly endless. Available in both solid and tonal colorways in 50 gram hanks, they’re great for colorwork that won’t break the bank! 

This yarn also comes in a sock worsted weight. Check out CoBaSi and CoBaSi Plus!

  • 55% Cotton, 16% Viscose from Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon 
  • 140 yards per 50 gram hank 
  • Approximately 5 - 5.5 stitches per inch on US 4 - 6 (3.50 - 4.00 mm) needles
  • Recommended size G (4.00 mm) hook
  • DK Weight
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • Made in Taiwan

Pattern Inspiration




Discover the full color range of CoBaSi DK by HiKoo® HERE.

FiberStories: Cotton Ball

Talk about summer comfort! Long-staple organic cotton is harvested in Greece and brought to Schoppel's factory, where it is spun and dyed in shadow colors. The processes used are environmentally friendly and use less water than traditional dyeing methods. 

Whether crocheted or knitted, Cotton Ball has an amazing drape. The finer stitches create a wonderfully simple, polished fabric. We love the Easky top designed in this yarn by Anna Maria Busch! Its simple construction provides a playground for the subtle color variations to dance across each row of stitches. 

What will you make with this wonderful yarn? We can't wait to see your creations. Remember to tag us in social media @makersmercantile when you share your finished objects!

  • 100% Long Staple Cotton from Greece
  • 459 yards per 100 gram ball
  • Approximately 7 - 8 stitches per inch on US 0 - 2 (2.00 - 3.00 mm) needles
  • Recommended size D (3.25 mm) hook
  • Fingering Weight
  • Winding not required
  • Machine wash, lay flat
  • Made in Germany

Pattern Inspiration


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Discover the full color range of Cotton Ball by Schoppel-Wolle HERE.

Getting pattern updates in Ravelry

When a pattern is updated in Ravelry, purchasers often get a notification (either by email, or by private message). Updates are used to deliver the pattern and/or updates to everyone at the same time. There are a few ways to check for updates.
First, check in your library. Go to Ravelry, then choose Library from the drop down menu under the my notebook tab on the top right.

In the library, you’ll find records on the left of all the Ravelry related purchases you have made. See that button on ours that says 1 update available? Find that button in your account, and click it.

You’ll be led to a list of patterns that have been updated, along with a history of messages from the designer (or whoever did the updates). Click on update now to get the latest version of that pattern.

What if you didn’t associate your Ravelry ID with your purchase? Well, if the email you used is the same as the one connected to your Ravelry account, those patterns can be updated too!
Click on your avatar in the top right corner of the page, then choose purchases.

Then click on Purchase Finder and enter the email address you used when purchasing an item from Ravelry. A link will be sent to connect that purchase to your Ravelry account.

If for some reason an update isn’t working for you, and you purchased a pattern from Makers’ Mercantile, send us an email and we will do our best to help you.

FiberStories: Kimono

An ideal yarn for between-season garments, Kimono by Zitron is made of  3 plies of Mulberry silk wrapped around a core of Merino wool. It is available in a number of wonderful colors, and works up to reveal gorgeous textures in both knitted and crocheted projects.

More than just a pretty yarn, Kimono is also manufactured in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, product class 1. That means it tests free of harmful substances, and is ideal for next-to-skin projects for anyone (including babies!)

All Zitron yarns are:
  • Manufactured in Germany
  • Guaranteed mulesing-free (that is, no wool-bearing skin is removed)
  • Yarns and dyes are certified in accordance with Oko-Tex Standard 100 Product Class 1
  • Baby saliva resistant
  • Absolute top quality in their segment
  • Manufactured in accordance with the most stringent environmental and social standards
These statements are confirmed and vouched for by:
Marita & Klemens Zitron, Atelier Zitron
Michael Thierling, Textilfarberei Hischhorn

  • 54% Merino New Wool, 46% Mulberry Silk
  • 328 yards per 100 gram hank
  • Sport Weight
  • Made in Germany
  • Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry

Pattern Inspiration





Discover the full color range of Kimono by Zitron HERE.