Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton - Pattern by Wonderland in Knots
Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton – Pattern by Wonderland in Knots

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I love, love, love Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton yarn!! I love the colorways, the color changes, and the texture of this yarn. I have so many good things to say about this yarn, it’s difficult to find much I dislike about it. The names they have for the colors are all baking related. I enjoy baking, so I that was really cute and fun.

The Facts

  • 100% Cotton
  • Weight – 4/worsted
  • Recommended Needles – 4mm
  • Recommended Hook – 4.5mm
  • Weighs in at 5oz
  • Yardage – 335 yards


This yarn has the silky, soft and smooth texture very similar I Love This Cotton. I have previously reviewed Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton, and you can find that review here. The two yarns are very similar, They are both soft and silky in texture, softer than you would expect a cotton yarn to be, and very durable.

Yarn Bee Sugarwheel in Fondant Fun - Pattern by Wonderland in Knots
Yarn Bee Sugarwheel in Fondant Fun – Pattern by Wonderland in Knots

There are two major differences between the two. The first obviously being the colors, Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton comes in solid color, variegated colors, and stripes. However, Yarn Bee’s Sugarwheel colors create more a color blocking or really fat striped colorways. I think they are beautiful, and I hope my pictures are doing the colors justice.

I don’t know if you have had this problem with cotton yarns, but when I use thicker, stiffer cotton yarns, such as Peaches N’ Creme, I will end up with an indent into my finger and a little bit of rug burn between my fingers. Especially when I was using tight stitches to creating an amigurumi (stuffed/plush toys). This yarn doesn’t have those effects on my hands.

The Troubles I Have Found

The biggest trouble I have had with this yarn, is the splitting. Oh, the splitting it. I tested this yarn out on a beautiful crochet finger towel pattern, that will be released by Wonderland in Knots later this month, and the splitting of this yarn was a little frustrating. Not to the point of wanting to change my choice of yarn, but enough of a problem that it was affecting the rhythm of my work. Now, I was using a smaller hook than suggested and I think contributed to the majority of the splitting problems.

Yarn Bee SugarWheel Cotton - clockwise from top Zest Wishes, Gourmet Garnish, and Fondant Fun
Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton – clockwise from top Zest Wishes, Gourmet Garnish, Fondant Fun

The only other problem I have come across is that as usual with Yarn Bee and Hobby Lobby yarns, you can only purchase them in stores and online at HobbyLobby.com. This may not be a problem for everyone, but I know it causes issues for some.

Final Thoughts

Yarn Bee’s Sugarwheel Cotton and Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton are my two favorite cotton yarns. They have everything I want in a cotton yarn soft, durable, lightweight and just heavenly in my hands. Here is a link to my review of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton, and for those of you who would like to know more about natural yarns and specifically cotton yarns I’ve added those as well.

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on Yarn Bee’s Sugarwheel Cotton, please drop them below. For those you that would like to share your beautiful projects with me, please check my Instagram and Facebook pages or add them below, I would love to see them.



  1. I am making some hot pot mats for some gifts. I bought Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton Nutmeg nibbles. My daughter loves brown so this one will be hers. I usually make baby blankets, but I thought I would try something new. Mine, nutmeg nibbles is light weight #3. It is so soft, I have to make 2 hot pot mats and sew them together. It is easier to use than the Bernat cotton, but Bernat is #4, thicker, and harder to use unless I use a bigger needle. I noticed that your description says weight #4. Did they change it to a #3 lately, or do they also make #4?

    1. It changed about the time my post was published, at the time I published their website and the two skeins I had said #4. When I bought the next two skeins, they were a #3. I have really enjoyed working with this cotton. I have a pattern coming out later this month for a beautiful dishcloth, that has a much thicker texture. I hope you’ll come back to check it out.

    1. Hi Peggy,
      I haven’t had any issues with the Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton shrinking, even when machine washing and drying. I have made a lot of dishcloths, hand towels, and I haven’t had any issues with them shrinking. I hope that your baby blanket turns out beautifully. I have been thinking about using it to make a baby blanket, as well.

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