Today we focus on Soft and Silky a double knitting yarn that is 100% Microfibre acrylic.
I was perplexed by this as it felt so….. silky. (well done marketeers for excellent labelling).
I took the yarn to my knitting group, minus the label – what do you think of this? I questioned? What do you reckon it is?
Lots of stroking, oohs and aahs happened. Lots of happy smiles about how vivid the red was.
“It’s Hobbycraft acrylic. £3.00. Light DK – 5ply” I inform them.
Multiple splutters of disbelief. Taking of yarn and strokage and working out whether trips to Hobbycraft can be worked into the Saturday afternoon routine.
So far – so good.
I looked at my Ravelry queue (list of projects that I want to do – by no means a definitive list, more of a starter for 10) and found that the Circlet by Dani Sunshine would be perfect yarn/pattern match – seeing as how rare it is for me to actually check these things and then actually find a match I knew that it was destined to be.
So I made two crowns – one for my niece and one my nephew – and here are the results:
Let me tell you – I LOVED this yarn!
It feels so super luxurious
yet, it’s acrylic and £3.00 a ball (with a minimum of 5p going to WI per ball).
Go and buy it. You really need to. There aren’t enough colours in my opinion – but other than that it is a great value purchase.
DON’T FORGET – HOBBYCRAFT ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING WOMEN’S INSTITUTE YARN AS PART OF THE 3for2 SUMMER SALE – BE QUICK, LOTS OF SOFT&SILKY COLOURS ARE SELLING OUT!
Thanks to Hobbycraft for sending me this new and exclusive yarn to review. The yarn was free, but the views are entirely my own and I am not paid to write my opinions.
Thanks also to my gorgeous husband for using his fancypants new camera to take better photos than I could ever manage!