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Hobbycraft Women’s Institute yarn review: Soft & Silky DK

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On to Women’s Institute Yarn review number 2!

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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?

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Lots of stroking, oohs and aahs happened.  Lots of happy smiles about how vivid the red was.

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“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.

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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:

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Let me tell you – I LOVED this yarn!

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It feels so super luxurious

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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!

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7 thoughts on “Hobbycraft Women’s Institute yarn review: Soft & Silky DK

  1. This yarn is so lovely to use, my mum is currently using some to make a Hitchhiker scarf, and I have some planned for a sock project 🙂

  2. What a great way to review a yarn by blind testing it on others! I’m still not one for man made fibres, but the next time I go to the UK I will try to find a spot where I can fondle this!

  3. Hi. Great review, really useful. I’m thinking of using this yarn as a substitute for a cotton light/dk (gauge permitting).
    http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Tops/Drop-Stitch-Jade-Top-from-Patons
    Do think it would be any good and do you know what the yardage is by any chance? Thanks.

  4. Wow that’s great. I’ll let you know how I get on 🙂 Thanks

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