yarn reviews

Brand/Name Weight Composition Review
Berroco Vintage DK, Worsted, Bulky 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon Exquisitely soft; gets a little fuzzy in the wash but can be fixed; worth the more expensive price
Caron Simply Soft Worsted 100% Acrylic Lots of yardage for a cheap price; stretches a little; soft and also shiny
KnitPicks Aloft Super Kid Mohair Lace 75% Super Kid Mohair, 25% Silk Heard it’s nice but unsure about washability
KnitPicks City Tweed DK, Aran 55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed Heard it’s very soft and pretty hardwearing; good for sweaters, etc.
KnitPicks Comfy Fingering, Sport, Worsted 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic Really soft
KnitPicks CotLin DK 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen Not particularly soft
KnitPicks Dishie Worsted 100% Cotton Softer than Peaches N Cream brand
KnitPicks Gloss Lace, Fingering, DK, Aran 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk Heard it’s very nice
KnitPicks Shadow Lace 100% Merino Wool Heard it’s very nice
KnitPicks Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Lace 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk Heard it’s very nice
KnitPicks Shine Sport, Worsted 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Beech Wood Fiber So soft and shiny
KnitPicks Simply Cotton Organic Sport, Worsted 100% Organic Cotton I’ve heard it’s very nice
KnitPicks Stroll Fingering, Sport 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon I’ve heard it’s not the best sock yarn, perhaps needing more elasticity
KnitPicks Swish DK, Worsted, Bulky 100% Superwash Merino Wool Really soft for all wool; heard it’s a bit stretchy; heard it washes well
KnitPicks Palette Fingering 100% Peruvian Highland Wool A little splitty because it’s 2 ply
KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport, Worsted, Bulky 100% Peruvian Highland Wool Heard it’s very hardwearing, relatively soft, great for kids projects; can pill after a while
Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen’s Wool Worsted/Aran 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon Not very soft but is known to be water resistant; good for felting
Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Bulky 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester Very soft and works up quick; good for hats or scarves
Lion Brand Jiffy Bulky 100% Acrylic Works up quick; has a halo so washing is questionable
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Worsted 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon Moderately soft, lots of color choice
Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Worsted 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool Moderately soft, lots of color choice; good for beginner sweaters, etc.; heard it’s good in the wash


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