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: Premier Serenity Sock Yarn from the Deborah Norville Collection
- 50% super wash merino wool
- 25% rayon derived from bamboo
- 25% nylon
- 50 grams, 1.76 ounces; 230 yards, 210 meters
- Colorway: Soft white, Sky blue, Black, Navy, Woodsy green, Mahogany
The project: Gansey Potato Peel hat - free on Ravelry. Hipster hat for my son, my own pattern.
What I liked: It was perfect for the project, a fair isle hat for my father in-law. I'm very impressed with this yarn. No knots in the skein (which happens pretty much every time I buy less expensive yarns). Blocked out really nicely. I love the available colors... I had a hard time selecting colors for the project but I'm super happy with what I chose. I didn't swatch this before beginning the project. Project notes from other Ravelry users said this hat turned out large. This hat was snug when I finished. After blocking it really loosened up but I still wouldn't describe it as large.
What I didn't like: I don't have much of a complaint list for this yarn. I can't think of anything that stands out in my mind that bothered me or that I had problems with.
Rating: I'm definitely giving this a 5-star rating.
Affordability: I bought mine at Joann's for $3/skein.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this or asked to review this yarn by any store or the company itself. Opinions are my own.