8-ply Cotton Yarn

Over the years, many knitters across North America have learned to knit and have used this skill to produce many beautiful garments from kits they purchased at The Knitwear Architects, a knitting store in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Now that they no longer seem to be available, many knitters are disappointed at not having a source for the cotton yarn used in their designs.

To support these knitters, Camilla Valley Farm is able to offer a direct substitute cotton yarn for what Knitwear Architects referred to as their 8-ply Original Cotton yarn. Our 16/8 Cotton is an 8-ply chunky yarn that knits up 14 stitches and 21 rows to 4 inches on 6 mm (US 10.0) needles. It comes in the 44 beautiful colours shown below.

This yarn can be used with patterns calling for the Original Cotton including: Adult Pullover with Cable-Ridge Edging (#141B), Adult Center Cable Pullover (#213), Adult Vancouver Sweater (#200), Adult Multi-Cabled Tunic (#211), Men's Diagonal Panel Tunic (#254) and Adult Multi-Coloured Tunic with Patterned Borders (#401).

Cotton Yarns

  • Natural (C168-100)
  • White (C168-101)
  • Ivory (C168-201)
  • Beige (C168-202)
  • Cinnamon (C168-203)
  • Sierra (C168-204)
  • Medium Brown (C168-205)
  • Dark Brown (C168-206)
  • Rust (C168-207)
  • Brick (C168-301)
  • Dark Orange (C168-404)
  • Light Orange (C168-403)
  • Salmon (C168-402)
  • Peach (C168-401)
  • Raspberry (C168-307)
  • Wine (C168-306)
  • Cranberry (C168-308)
  • Red (C168-305)
  • Dark Pink (C168-304)
  • Light Pink (C168-303)
  • Burgundy (C168-302)
  • Light Yellow (C168-405)
  • Dark Yellow (C168-406)
  • Golden Yellow (C168-407)
  • Old Gold (C168-408)
  • Khaki (C168-501)
  • Olive (C168-502)
  • Sage (C168-507)
  • Light Green (C168-503)
  • Emerald Green (C168-504)
  • Dark Green (C168-505)
  • Turquoise (C168-601)
  • Black (C168-803)
  • Dark Grey (C168-802)
  • Light Grey (C168-801)
  • Purple (C168-702)
  • Lilac (C168-701)
  • Navy Blue (C168-606)
  • Royal Blue (C168-605)
  • Denim (C168-607)
  • Old Blue (C168-604)
  • Slate Blue (C168-603)
  • Light Blue (C168-602)

See the sample card shown below for the colour listing.

NOTE: While the 16/8 gauge is a Chunky weight knitting yarn, we also have the same colours available in our Worsted (8/8) and DK (4/8) weight Cotton Yarns. Gauge information on these yarns can be found here.

Pricing and Availability

This 16/8 cotton yarn from Camilla Valley Farm comes in 1 pound tubes. Camilla Valley Farm stocks all colours and sizes for quick shipment. Pricing is as follows:

16/8 Cotton
1 lb (454g) tube
420 yd (380m)/tube
Natural$14.25 CDN
$12.50 US
White$18.25 CDN
$15.95 US
All Colours$21.25 CDN
$18.50 US

Yarn Sample Card

A Sample card showing all the colours along with a sample of each of the yarn thicknesses is shown below. Note that the colour samples use a finer gauge of the yarn than the 16/8 described on this page.

While the picture provides a fairly accurate reproduction of the colours and sizes, their appearance can vary from computer monitor to computer monitor. We suggest you verify colours with the sample card before ordering to ensure your project turns out as expected. See below for information on how you can receive our sample cards.


Note that Camilla Valley Farm and the products and/or information offered on this webpage are in no way associated with or sanctioned by The Knitwear Architects.

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Last Updated: Wednesday February 16th, 2022