UPDATE AUG. 2019***
Lion Brand has released more solid colors, with a rich silver grey and deep cherry red both available at my local discount store. I'm looking forward to more saturated jewel tones like these, as the marled multicolored colorways left me uninspired. ****
Overall, I really like this yarn in the Whipped Cream color. (I saw the other colors in person at Walmart, and I didn't like how diluted they were. If there had been some saturated cottony shades I would have ordered them. The photos I've seen here by Lion Brand are not accurate, so unless you are looking for really muted colors, you'll be disappointed with the actual yarn.)
I have used this yarn to knit, crochet and weave with, and I do have some pros and cons.
1. Very soft. It's got a matte finish, so it's more plush soft than silky soft.
2. The Whipped Cream color is gorgeous. A bit warmer than an off-white with a grey base, this slight buttery tint has a rich effect.
3. Lots of yardage (200 grams or 7 ounces, 358 meters or 392 yards).
4. A nice dk (#3) weight, which I prefer to a worsted (#4) weight when knitting color work or lacy stitch patterns.
4. Despite being a blend, you can block your work (wet blocking or spray bottle, not steam, you'll melt the poly)
5. The polyester content means that your finished object will be much lighter-weight than if you used 100% cotton.
1. It's splitty. (That's the parlance in the fiber community :) Despite the 50% cotton, 50% polyester content, the four plies are only lightly twisted, so crocheting especially will untwist these S-twist plies and lead to splitting.
2. You can feel the polyester content a bit. Some blends like Scheepjes Whirl have a similar fiber content, but the synthetic is silkier. Some nylon, superfine acrylic, and viscose from bamboo can be much more silky-soft.
Overall, I think it's a good value and a quality yarn.
|商品尺寸||12.07 x 12.07 x 8.64 cm; 159 克|