Our cottons, which are woven in Italy, are of the highest quality Egyptian cotton "Mako". There's a very large colour range, it's extremely resistant and is machine washable. The "Cablé" and "Perlé" , mercerized cotton are best used for accessories. "Perlé" 8 for shawls and "Cablé" 5 & 4 for bags. The soft and supple cotton "Windsurf", is recommended for clothes. We advise you to wash and dry a sample, before knitting your garment/accessory, so as to give you the exact dimensions needed.