Could you tell me the difference between 8/2, 8/4, and 8/8 cotton?

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I was wondering if your 16/2 cotton was unmercerized?  I’m assuming if your cotton doesn’t say mercerized then it isn’t.  Could you tell me the difference between 8/2, 8/4, and 8/8.

Our 16/2 is unmercerized.  The difference between all those cottons is simple the size.  They are all plys of a base yarn which is the #8 part of the fraction.  8/2 is a 2 ply, 8/4 is a 4 ply and 8/8 is an 8 ply.  They get progressively fatter and therefore have less yardage per pound.  The 16/2 is half of the size of a #8……so that first number sort of gives you an idea of the size of the yarn.  The higher that number is the finer the yarn.  Most sewing cotton is a 50/2.  16/2 is quite fine, 8/2 makes a lovely tea towel, 8/4 makes a medium weight placemat or lovely cotton blanket and 8/8 makes a great placemat.   Sometimes those numbers are reversed.  2/8 or 8/2 are the same.


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The Complete 8/2 Cotton CollectionC$706.00
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - BlackC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - CharcoalC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgray grey
8/2 Cotton - Dark GreyC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgray
8/2 Cotton - Light GreyC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgray
8/2 Cotton - BleachedC$9.00
8-2-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/2 Cotton - NaturalC$7.00
8-2-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/2 Cotton - IvoryC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/2 Cotton - FlaxC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/2 Cotton - BeigeC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown light
8/2 Cotton - CinnamonC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/2 Cotton - KhakiC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/2 Cotton - Light BrownC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - ChocolateC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown dark
8/2 Cotton - Dark BrownC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - RedC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - CherryC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/2 Cotton - RaspberryC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/2 Cotton - MerlotC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/2 Cotton - WineC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/2 Cotton - BrickC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnslight red
8/2 Cotton - SalmonC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/2 Cotton - PeachC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/2 Cotton - Hot PinkC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - FuschiaC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark pink
8/2 Cotton - Pale PinkC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - LilacC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnslight purple
8/2 Cotton - MagentaC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnspurple red violet
8/2 Cotton - Light PurpleC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - PurpleC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - PlumC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark purple violet
8/2 Cotton - Lt. PlumC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnslight purple
8/2 Cotton - PeriwinkleC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue light purple
8/2 Cotton - Medium BlueC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - PeacockC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue green turquoise
8/2 Cotton - RoyalC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/2 Cotton - NavyC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/2 Cotton - DenimC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/2 Cotton - Dusty BlueC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - SlateC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue gray grey
8/2 Cotton - Baby BlueC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - Robin's EggC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen turquoise
8/2 Cotton - TurquoiseC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue green
8/2 Cotton - LimeC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/2 Cotton - SeatonC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/2 Cotton - TealC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsblue green
8/2 Cotton - SpruceC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/2 Cotton - EmeraldC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/2 Cotton - ForestC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/2 Cotton - OliveC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/2 Cotton - TaupeC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsbrown green
8/2 Cotton - LimetteC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/2 Cotton - Pale LimetteC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsgreen light
8/2 Cotton - Nile GreenC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - ButterC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsyellow
8/2 Cotton - LemonC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsyellow
8/2 Cotton - ApricotC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsorange yellow
8/2 Cotton - GoldC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - TurmericC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark orange
8/2 Cotton - Pale OrangeC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - OrangeC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarns
8/2 Cotton - RustC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsdark orange red
8/2 Cotton - CayenneC$11.50
8-2-cotton cotton yarnsorange red
8/4 Cotton - BlackC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - CharcoalC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgray grey
8/4 Cotton - Dark GreyC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgray
8/4 Cotton - Light GreyC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgray light
8/4 Cotton - BleachedC$11.00
8-4-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/4 Cotton - NaturalC$9.00
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsnatural white
8/4 Cotton - IvoryC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - FlaxC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/4 Cotton - BeigeC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown light
8/4 Cotton - CinnamonC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/4 Cotton - KhakiC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown
8/4 Cotton - Light BrownC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - ChocolateC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown dark
8/4 Cotton - Dark BrownC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - RedC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - CherryC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/4 Cotton - RaspberryC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/4 Cotton - MerlotC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/4 Cotton - WineC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/4 Cotton - BrickC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnslight red
8/4 Cotton - SalmonC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/4 Cotton - PeachC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/4 Cotton - Hot PinkC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - FuschiaC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark pink
8/4 Cotton - Pale PinkC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - LilacC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnslight purple
8/4 Cotton - MagentaC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnspurple red violet
8/4 Cotton - Light PurpleC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - PurpleC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - PlumC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark purple violet
8/4 Cotton - PeriwinkleC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue light purple
8/4 Cotton - Medium BlueC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - PeacockC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue green turquoise
8/4 Cotton - RoyalC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/4 Cotton - NavyC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/4 Cotton - DenimC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/4 Cotton - Dusty BlueC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - SlateC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue gray grey
8/4 Cotton - Baby BlueC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - Robin's EggC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgreen turquoise
8/4 Cotton - TurquoiseC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue green turquoise
8/4 Cotton - LimeC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/4 Cotton - SeatonC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/4 Cotton - TealC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsblue green
8/4 Cotton - SpruceC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/4 Cotton - EmeraldC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsgreen
8/4 Cotton - ForestC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/4 Cotton - OliveC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/4 Cotton - TaupeC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsbrown green
8/4 Cotton - LimetteC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - Pale LimetteC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - Nile GreenC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - ButterC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsyellow
8/4 Cotton - LemonC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - ApricotC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsorange yellow
8/4 Cotton - GoldC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark yellow
8/4 Cotton - TurmericC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - Pale OrangeC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - OrangeC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarns
8/4 Cotton - RustC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsdark orange red
8/4 Cotton - CayenneC$12.50
8-4-cotton cotton yarnsorange red
8/8 Cotton - BlackC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarns
8/8 Cotton - Dark GreyC$24.00 8-8-cotton cotton yarnsgray
8/8 Cotton - Light GreyC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsgray
8/8 Cotton - BleachedC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/8 Cotton - NaturalC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/8 Cotton - IvoryC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnswhite
8/8 Cotton - BeigeC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsbrown light
8/8 Cotton - CinnamonC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsbrown light
8/8 Cotton - RedC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarns
8/8 Cotton - CherryC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/8 Cotton - RaspberryC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsred
8/8 Cotton - MerlotC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/8 Cotton - WineC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark red
8/8 Cotton - BrickC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnslight red
8/8 Cotton - SalmonC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/8 Cotton - PeachC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnspink
8/8 Cotton - Hot PinkC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnslight
8/8 Cotton - FuschiaC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark pink
8/8 Cotton - LilacC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnslight purple
8/8 Cotton - MagentaC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnspurple red violet
8/8 Cotton - PurpleC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark
8/8 Cotton - Light PurpleC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarns
8/8 Cotton - PlumC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark purple violet
8/8 Cotton - PeriwinkleC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue light purple
8/8 Cotton - NavyC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/8 Cotton - RoyalC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/8 Cotton - PeacockC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue green turquoise
8/8 Cotton - DenimC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue dark
8/8 Cotton - Dusty BlueC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarns
8/8 Cotton - Baby BlueC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnslight
8/8 Cotton - Robin's EggC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsgreen turquoise
8/8 Cotton - TurquoiseC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue green
8/8 Cotton - TealC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsblue green
8/8 Cotton - EmeraldC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/8 Cotton - OliveC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/8 Cotton - ForestC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/8 Cotton - LimetteC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark green
8/8 Cotton - Pale LimetteC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsgreen light
8/8 Cotton - NileC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsgreen light
8/8 Cotton - ButterC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsyellow
8/8 Cotton - LemonC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsyellow
8/8 Cotton - ApricotC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsorange yellow
8/8 Cotton - GoldC$24.00 8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark yellow
8/8 Cotton - Pale OrangeC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnslight
8/8 Cotton - OrangeC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarns
8/8 Cotton - RustC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark orange red
8/8 Cotton - CayenneC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsorange red
8/8 Cotton - TurmericC$24.00
8-8-cotton cotton yarnsdark orange

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