As far as I know this is the last post in a three post series. Granted, I have only talked about worsted weight yarn so perhaps some bulky is in my future. For the past couple of posts I have talked about acrylic yarn and how not all yarns can be thought of as equal even though they're made of the same fiber. It's kind of like saying potato chips are all the same. They don't differ based on how they're made or what flavouring is on them. It's just simply not true and now I'm wishing I had of used a healthier food because I want potato chips! Anyway, enough of that! I have saved my top 3 favourites for today's post. Here they are ranked 3 - 1. As I've stated before...
*** Please remember these are my opinions and I’m not being endorsed nor am I a professional. The best way to find a yarn you like to is to try different ones. ***
Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft Worsted
I came across this when I was trying to find yarn online. Here in Canada it's actually kind of hard to find a good online retailer. By good I mean, affordable and little to no shipping costs. Ultimately that is why this yarn is at the #3 position. Once in a while you can score free shipping through a deal but more often than not you're paying it and shipping can be hefty. But I want to talk about yarn, not shipping. This yarn is super soft and anti-pilling. That means that you won't get fuzzies on it when you wash it. It comes in a variety of colours including variegated (lots of colours together) yarn colours. I actually bought this yarn because I liked the name, and colouring, of one of the variegated yarns - Lilac Ridge. (Lilacs are my favourite!)
It's a strong premium yarn and it's gorgeous to work with. It's so soft it glides through your yarn hand. You can get this yarn online at herrschners.ca. If you want to look at just premier yarns, and save money shipping, check out their site. It takes a while to get to you, sometimes upwards or two, or even 3 weeks so you may get antsy waiting. Is it worth it? I think so. Psst! If you're from the US click here to get to your site.
Wash - Worsted
Willow yarns is like a sister company to Herrschner's. If you're at the Herrschner's website it's easy to get to the Willow website. The only big difference that I've noticed is that you can save on shipping when you buy from Willow yarns. It's cost effective if you buy lots of yarn at once because you save on shipping and are eligible for a discount. Obviously with it being only Willow yarns you don't get the same selection. I'm not complaining though, I fell in love with wash when I received my first order, as well as a couple other choices from Willow. It's nice and soft, is anti-pilling and comes in lots of beautiful colours! As an added bonus Willow carries the same yarn in a bulky weight. I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it's just as nice. This is definitely one of my favourites.
Now! Drum roll please....... onto my favourite yarn!!!!!
I am super duper lucky because I have a local yarn store that carries this yarn. There are so many rich colours and it is so amazingly soft! I really fell in love with this yarn because it has amazing drape and it works up beautifully. I'm not the only one that thinks that though! I was teaching a crochet class and another woman was knitting with it and was raving about it. She and I agreed that it's like working with a cloud.
It's an anti-pilling yarn and I can attest to that. I made a new mom a blanket for her baby and she said it was her favourite because it was so soft and warm and washed up like a rag. She had washed it so much and while it didn't look brand new, it really stood up to the washing machine. I was amazed at how good it looked. Yes, I will buy other yarns depending on my need but for the price and beauty this yarn is perfect.
I hope that you enjoyed this series. If there is a yarn that I missed please let me know and I'll be more than happy to try it out and write a review for it.
Which yarn is your absolute-go-to yarn?
Do you prefer price, or quality?