I picked out this yarn to remake pattern 87 and I thought I would do a review on it
Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain by hobbycraft
First it is double knitting (light worsted) yarn and they suggest using UK-5mm, USA-H crochet hook or UK-4mm, USA-6 knitting needles
It is 50% acrylic 50% cotton and comes in 16 shades- 2 are mixes
At £3.30 for a 100g ball it is fairly cheap.
Looking at the yarn in the ball it look lovely and even and soft
- Fairly cheaply priced
- Doesnt seem to tangle
- Soft yet sturdy feeling
- Feels thicker than I would expect from a double knitting yarn, I would not normally use a 5mm hook for a DK yarn
- Hand wash, no tumble dry and cool iron, do not make it a parents friend
- I am a very tight even crocheter, but I could not get this even. Even when I get to the end of a row and think it went well there will still be some pulled stitches (please see photo below)
- Splits when crocheting which can be very annoying
In conclusion I have to say I am not a huge fan of this yarn. If it wasn't for the splitting and weird stitches (see above) it would be quite good for amigurami or toys, possibly good for scrubbing cloths /potholders as it feels quite thick and sturdy. I won't be picking this up to use again.
Until next time