Cotton Scintilla


A beautiful blend of pure, raw cotton with a slither of viscose to give each colour extra depth and a star quality twinkle.

A wonderful yarn for knitting, crochet, weaving … it will make your projects come alive.

Available as: Cakes – approx. 50g/175oz – 130m/142yds

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  • Description


    Cotton Scintilla is a beautiful yarn that is mill spun from the finest quality, natural and locally grown 100% pure cotton and a slither of viscose, in order to give it a scintilla of shine.  We use an earth friendly process and dyes that are OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified to hand dye our huge range of colours. Special dye methods ensure that each strand will have its own unique characteristics.

    Our mill spins our cotton yarn for softness and then specially plies it to prevent splitting, which makes it equally good for crochet, knitting and weaving. It’s a natural cotton, which means it’s biodegradable and hypoallergenic,  so, it’s good for you and the environment too!

    Available as:

    • Cakes – approx. 50g/175oz – 130m/142yds  DK weight and composed of 80% cotton and 20% viscose

    For more information about yarn weights, download our FREE, printable Yarn Weights Chart

    ColourSpun Colours

    There are over 400 colours in our range,  see our inspiration here . Cotton Scintilla yarn is hand dyed in batches of 5 skeins, but we can dye larger batches on request.   We urge you to order enough yarn for your project, because as with all yarn, dye lots vary.

    If you don’t find the colour you’re looking for, we will have a go at creating it for you.

    Please note: the swatches are for colour reference only since they have been dyed on different weight yarns.

    Washing Instructions

    Hand wash Cotton Scintilla in cool water and then dry flat for best results. See full washing instructions here: Washing Instructions


    We hand dye on order, so please allow two weeks for production before shipping.


    International orders may incur import duties and/or tax and clearing fees. The recipient of the shipment is liable for all such fees. *Orders to the USA under 800usd and AUS under 1000aud typically incur no customs duties.

    Please note: each item is made by hand, so your item may differ slightly from the image.

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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Dimensions 8 × 8 × 6.5 cm
    Colour Scintilla

    2. Natural, 3. Buttermilk, 4. Banana, 5. Blonde, 6. Citrus, 7. Lemon, 8. Sunshine, 15. Sand, 16. Desert Sand, 17. Sun Valley, 18. Golden Yellow, 20. Indian Yellow, 24. Mimosa, 30. Wheat Fields, 36. Harvest, 37. Armagnac, 39. Beeswax, 42. Egg Yolk, 43. Marigold, 44. Carrot, 59. Lollipop, 61. Capri, 63. Tangerine, 65. Peach Puff, 66. Nude Peach, 67. Melon, 70. Biscuit, 73. Sandstone, 76. Old Lace, 78. Manilla, 82. Coppertone, 85. Hazelnut, 89. Beach, 91. Beechnut, 93. Caramel, 100. Brown Ale, 101. Sherbet, 102. Peach Cobbler, 103. Honeysuckle, 104. Shrimp, 105. Autumn Days, 106. Arizona, 110. Lobster, 111. Starfish, 117. Strawberry, 123. Dahlia, 127. Desert Coral, 128. Sugar Coral, 129. Salmon, 131.5 Fire Engine, 133. Sea Shell, 142. Watermelon, 145. Rambling Rose, 147. Glazed Cherries, 149. Fresh Cherries, 156. Crimson Red, 159. Pink Passion, 160. Sweet Potato, 161. Hibiscus, 163. Garnet, 165. Magnolia, 166. Bunny's Nose, 167. Romance, 168. Cupid, 169. French Rose, 170. Hot Pink, 171. Carnation, 173. Pink Moment, 174. Think Pink, 175. Wild Thing, 176. Magenta, 187. Claret, 189. Rhubarb, 190. Soft Blossom, 192. Cherry Blossom, 197. Mauvelous, 200. Mulberry, 202. Rose Quartz, 203. Blush, 204. Taupe, 204. Bodacious, 206. Wood Rose, 207. Razzle Berry, 208. Lemonade, 210. Dusty Pink, 211. Orchid, 214. Pale Thistle, 217. Wisteria, 218. Eggplant, 219. Blackcurrant, 220. Fairy Whispers, 221. Freesia, 223. Raspberry Icing, 225. Grape, 227. Paris, 229. Pale Aubergine, 230. London, 231. Aubergine, 232. Cloud Grey, 235. Lavender, 236. Periwinkle, 240. Glacier, 244. Antique Blue, 247. Pewter, 248. Sea Mist, 250. Stone Blue, 251. Nimbus Cloud, 251. Icicles, 252. Haze, 255. Liquorice, 256. Space Blue, 259. Beach Glass, 261. Smokey Haze, 262. Slate, 269. Blueberry, 271. Navy Blue, 272. Iceland, 274. Faded Jeans, 275, Niagra, 277. Deep Marine, 278. Alpine Snow, 283. Denim, 289. Admiral, 299. Arctic Blue, 301. Cobalt Blue, 304. Nautilus, 307. Teal, 310. Aqua, 314. Shallow Pool, 316.2. Whale, 316.5. Twilight, 323. Creek Blue, 326. Venice, 328. Mermaids Treasure, 329. Turtle, 330. Pine, 331. Sea Glass, 340. Green Tea, 349. Fynbos, 353. Pear, 354. Aloe, 362. Peter Pan, 367. Lime, 369. Pageant Green, 383. Avo Pulp, 384. Artichoke, 385. Garden Pond, 385.6 Peat Moss, 390. Soleil, 394. Pistachio

  • Reviews (1)

    1 review for Cotton Scintilla

    1. Shelly (verified owner)

      Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the cotton scintilla cakes which arrived just now. I’ve ordered from pretty much every online yarn site in SA over the years. Yours comes in tops for accuracy of colour in picture matching colour in real life. And are they ever gorgeous colours!

      Thank you again to you and your team.

      Warm regards
      Shelly in Cape Town

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