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Red Heart boutique unforgettable yarn is soft roving yarn has amazing colors and creates fantastic garments
Made of 100-percent acrylic
It is available for 5-mm knitting needle and 6-mm crochet hook
Knitting gauge is 19 stitches by 24 rows and crochet gauge 15 stitches by 18 rows
Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, do not iron and do not dry clean
This Red Heart boutique unforgettable yarn is soft roving yarn has amazing colors and creates fantastic garments and accessories that look like they cost a fortune. Made of 100-percent acrylic. Knitting gauge is 19 stitches by 24 rows and crochet gauge 15 stitches by 18 rows. It is available for 5 mm knitting needle and 6 mm crochet hook. Care instructions are, machine wash cold (max. temp.86F/30C)on gentle cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean. Comes in 3.5-ounce ball weight, 279-yard length. Available in petunia color.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If we could do fractional scores, I think I'd give this one 3.5 stars...but I'm more inclined to round up than down, I think. For reference, I'm a crocheter who most recently used this yarn to make a ribbed scarf, alternating FPDCs and BPDCs using an H hook.
First, the good:
The colors are so vibrant. I got the Dragonfly colorway, and the jewel tones are very very rich. It goes from green, to teal, to a greenish-purple color that defies description, to purple, to royal blue, with occasional variations in those tones.
It's also faintly shimmery. Not what I'd call metallic at all, but there's just a bit of sheen that really brings out the richness of the colors.
It's unique for a 100% acrylic yarn in that the plies aren't twisted. It's an effect you're far more likely to find in wool and other natural fibers, and the result is a very different look than your standard Super Saver project. (In other words, you can make a scarf or a piece of...
First I would just like to say that the colors are exceptionally vivid in person. I bought the Parrot color and intend on finishing an infinity scarf with it.... hopefully
The problem with this yarn is that it will disintegrate in your hands even while you are casting on. I've knitted for over 10 years and I am not a tight caster. This is a roving style yarn so this happens. The best way to get around this is to manually pre-twist the skein in the direction of the roving twist to reinforce it so the yarn doesn't start to loosen while casting. It is a royal PITA. Unless you already own a spinner (I don't), working with this yarn will be a slow boat to China because of this issue. Don't expect to just "whip up" your project like a lot of other string-ply acrylic yarns out there. I am actually brainstorming on how to work with this yarn on some type of homemade spinner to set the twist just to finish my project.
Secondly, the yarn isn't consistent. It will...
Red Heart really outdid themselves, making me come over to the Dark Side of Unnatural Fibers with this yarn. Until this point I've been using solely natural fibers to crochet. I happened across a skein of Boutique Unforgettable yarn in this color (Echo) at a local Joann's store and have completely fallen in love with it. I've only used it for two projects so far, one being jewelry-of-sorts to put in my online store and the other a lace overblouse for myself. I've worn that top 3 times now and all 3 times have been stopped with excited questions about it, once even from a man who doesn't do needlework! So I'd say odds are good you'll get attention if you wear something made from this.
TEXTURE: This is a roving-type yarn in that it doesn't have plies, it's one continuous thread which is sometimes thin and sometimes thick. Because of this, sometimes you may jab your hook or needle through a thicker part the strand unintentionally, splitting it, but it recovers well when...
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