Twisted Cotton Rope 5mm - Tons of Colors

  • Product Code: Twisted Cotton
  • Availability: Please Order from our Etsy Shop


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Cotton rope is relatively strong, washable and has good "tooth" or "grip" on knots and hitches.

Twisted Cotton rope has a few key advantages over regular cotton rope: it's got even more "tooth" and the knots will not compact like regular cotton rope and since it's twisted.

We sell 3/16" (5mm) Twisted Cotton rope rope here, which is just slightly thinner than the more common 1/4" (5mm). We use this size because twisted rope ends up making bigger knots, typically.

You will receive 3/16" rope, however cotton rope will typically expand a bit over a week or two, so it ends up being closer to 1/4" after expanding.

We do knotted ends, rather than whipped, as whipped ends can come loose. We finish the ends with the Triple Knot - a small, decorative, but very secure knot. Due to the end knotting process, actual length of the rope may vary 1-3"


PROS:

  • Very cheap
  • Stronger than braided
  • More aesthetically pleasing than braided
  • Water friendly / Washable
  • More "tooth" than braided cotton

CONS:

  • Colors are somewhat muted (compared to synthetic rope like Nylon)
  • Prone to loose strands after extended use
  • Not recommended for suspension
Breaking Strength
~200 lbs
Friction ("Tooth")
Medium
Roughness
Low
Stiffness
Soft
Washable
Yes
Wet Play Friendly
No (knots bind)
Suspension
Not Recommended