|Patons Classic Merino Wool
||[Jan. 3rd, 2007|04:11 pm]
Brand of Yarn: Patons
Yarn Content: 100% Wool
Recommended Hook/Needle Size: 7
Hook/Needle Size Used: H (8)
Experience at Craft: I learned when I was very young and have been continuously crocheting for more than two and a half years. Before that, it was on-again, off-again.
Pros: It was softer than other wools I've worked with and easy to manage. It didn't come out of the skein tangled, and it wasn't scratchy.
Cons: There were a few sections of the yarn that hadn't been spun properly. I would be working right along, and the yarn would slowly increase in size for a few inches before decreasing back to the size it had been before. It didn't hamper my work, and it isn't obvious in the finished project, but it did make for a few thicker stitches.
Overall impression: I really do like this yarn. The hat I made is reported to be very warm, and it looks good when it's worked into a project. The above-mentioned un-spun portions of the yarn were surprising but not deterring. It's also a reasonably priced natural fiber. It's $5.99 for 223 yds, and I had enough for a hat and a good-sized scarf.