This is for the lay-knitter, not professionals. This is for people like me who might not necessarily be fiber experts despite being a crocheter or knitter for a long time, but need an honest opinion about yarn before they dive into a project with it.
The yarn:Red Heart and Sole sock yarn
426 yd/389.5 m
70% wool superwash/30% nylon
Christmas colorway (#3973)
The project: Fred and George socks by Rachel Coopey. Published in Interweave Knits' Unofficial Harry Potter Knits.
|(The main yarn of the sock on your left.)|
What I didn't like: As you can see on the solid red sock there is some texture to the socks. Yes, I realize it is self patterning yarn but the textured stitches are so basic I was still disappointed they're so hard to see. This is definitely best for stockinette-only projects.
Affordability: I was gifted this yarn. However, you can find it online for $5.79 at the Red Heart website. It can be slightly less or more expensive depending on where you shop.
The kicker for me is in the dislike section. Even basic textures do not show up which will limit what you can do (in my humble opinion). I know of some sock patterns that specifically utilize and accentuate what self patterning yarn can do with certain textures, but we all know what I think about knitting socks so I guess I just limit myself.
Previous yarn reviews:
Bernat Boa ( Eyelash yarn; "unofficial" yarn review)
Berroco Vintage (TM) Chunky
Caron Simply Soft Solids and Simply Soft Light
Cascade 220 Sport Weight
Deborah Norville's Serenity Chunky Sprinkles
Fisherman's Wool by Lion Brand
Paton's Classic Wool
Plymouth Yarns Galway (TM) Worsted
Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this or asked to review this yarn by any store or the company itself. Opinions are my own.