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Cotton Weaving Yarn - (Ne 16/2) - 227g - Maurice Brassard

The perfect cotton all-rounder

Maurice Brassard cotton weaving yarns are beautiful all-around weaving yarns grown and spun in the United States. This 16/2 cotton is available in over 80 colours and in a range of sizes to suit almost any project.

The cotton is unmercerised with a matte finish, making it absorbent and breathable. This cotton yarn is excellent for lightweight weaving projects and homewares. It's also a great yarn to use when a tabby is required or for overshot patterns. 

16/2 cotton is a laceweight yarn that is half as thick as the Ne 8/2. It has been spun with a tight even twist making it suitable for both warp and weft. 

The spools are approximately 227g (1/2 lb) on a cardboard core.

Sizes available include Ne 16/2, 8/2, 8/4, 8/8 and 8/16.

The weaving sett varies depending on your project, the suggested sett for Ne 16/2 yarns is 24 - 36. 

Maurice Brassard Cotton Weaving Yarn Specifications

Fibre Name


Size (g)

227g spool (3060m)

Size (lb)

1/2lb spool (3360yds)

Fibre Content

100% unmercerised cotton

Yarn Count Ne

Ne 16/2

Yarn Count Nm

Nm 28/2

Meters per Kilo

13500m per kilo

Yards Per Pound

6720 yards per pound


2-ply with a tight twist

Yarn Delivery

Cardboard Spool

Suggested Sett

24 - 36 epi

Country of Origin United States


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