This 12/3 cotton yarn is perfect for dishtowels. The 12/3 weight is practically the same as the 8/2 weight cotton except it is a smoother yarn since there are three plies instead of just two. The extra plies also make the yarn more durable than a standard 8/2 cotton. This yarn won't be around for long so be sure to get all you want before its gone. Each cone weighs about 1lb and has roughly 3360 yards per lb.