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I have had little projects here and there to make for over the last year that didn't require my usual wool yarn choices. This was because they were either gift knits or small person knits. For this type of project I tend to lean towards a good acrylic yarn and so I thought I would share one of my favourite yarns for these types of projects.
Yarn Weight: DK (Double Knit) at 73m per 25g ball
Content: 100% Acrylic
Tension: 22 stitches, 28 rows to 10cm on 4mm needles
Pack: 20 shades (less than £1 per ball).
I purchased my pack for £17.99 at www.deramores.com (always worth checking their sales and newsletter for extra coupons... it makes budget knitting all the more easy).
As you can see in the variety pack you get a lot of choice, which is great for smaller projects or colour work.
The yarn knits up easily and has good stich definition. For an acrylic it also doesn't become sweaty to work with either (unlike some acrylics), so you could easily finish a smaller project in an afternoon. This for me is perfect as acrylic yarns are not my first choice to knit with... but I am well aware I can be a yarn snob!
Here's one of my favourite projects to knit for small people... Recommended: Baby Newborn Magic Troll Vest by Eba Design. It's very easy to knit and works perfectly in this yarn and what's more it is a free pattern!
I also wanted to let you know that I am entering this blog post into Deramores's Blog Awards, which is themed 'Pass it on'. This blog post being a review, I felt was my way of passing on my experiences with this particular yarn... just in case you are interested in knowing a little more before you buy.
The competition hasn't interfered with my review content and it has not been sponsored either... this was yarn I was pleased to part money for, so feel safe my review is my own personal experience with this yarn. I have been asked however to write the following to confirm my competition entry - www.deramores.com/blog-awards: This blog entry is my submission to the Deramores Blog Awards 2014. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.
Have a wonderful day... Sara x
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