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Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn, Coffee Fleck
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- 100% Acrylic
- Red heart super saver fleck yarn
- Made of 96-percent acrylic and 4-percent other fiber material
- Available for 5-mm knitting needle and 5.5-mm crochet hook
- Available in coffee fleck color
- Measures 260-yards length
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The great wash performance and no dye lot solids makes this red heart super saver fleck yarn for wearable's, home accessories and more. Made of 96-percent acrylic and 4-percent other fiber material. It is available for 5 mm knitting needle and 5.5 mm crochet hook. Care instructions are, machine wash (maximum temperature 104F/40C), tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron and dry cleanable. Made in USA. Available in coffee color. Measures 260-yards length.
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TIP: if you think the yarn is too rough or scratchy after you have finished your project, soak it in cold water, fabric softener and cheap hair conditioner (any brand will do) and it will be a bit softer after rinsing it! i did this with my bedspread.
My favorite way to buy this yarn is to use 40% off coupons at Michaels. Because there are no dye lots, I just run in whenever I need a new skein. I love not having to worry about stocking up on all of my supplies at the beginning of the project or worrying I'll run out of yarn. And with the coupons, an already inexpensive blanket ends up being dirt cheap. Being on a tight budget, this makes me really happy; it means I get to make more projects than I would be able to make otherwise.
Currently I'm using hunter green and aran for the double-knit throw I'm making my husband for Christmas. I'm only a few rows in, but the afghan is looking beautiful so far! The hunter green is rich and deeply saturated, and the colors look beautiful together. Some of the SS colors can be somewhat drab, but some of them really pop. The pic above doesn't do the color justice; I find that the photos on the RH website more accurately reflect the true colors of the yarn. Edit: I have since finished the afghan and uploaded a photo of it. Sorry the lighting isn't that great, but the stitch definition still shows through nicely.
As for working with it: okay, so it's not cuddly soft like 100% merino, but I've noticed in the last few years that RHSS has become softer. Some colors feel softer than others. After a washing (or a few), the yarn does soften and even "fluffs" up a little bit. The only drawback I've noticed is on particularly humid days in the summer or before a thunderstorm, the yarn gets really squeaky on my needles or hook, and I have a hard time working with it. But other than that, it really doesn't deserve the bad reputation that it has among the knitters of today.
Some things to keep in mind:
Yarn that is made at different times, will be slightly different colors. That's just the nature of yarn. To avoid having a visible place where you joined a new skein, you can alternate skeins when you join a new one - do a few rows with the first skein, then a few rows with the second, for awhile.
All monitors are different, so there's no way to show you a 100% accurate picture of the colors of yarn. Amazon's colors are quite accurate on my screen, though.
This is a worsted weight yarn, but it's on the thicker side of worsted weight, more like aran weight. This is what makes it great for amigurumi, in my opinion, since those need to be dense. But if you're making something that needs to be a specific size, check your gauge first. Some colors of RHSS are thinner than others, so again, check your gauge.
If it's splitting a lot, you may be pulling the yarn in the wrong direction. RHSS is wound to be pulled from the center. On the label, it has an "A" and a "B" with arrows. On the side labeled "A", make sure the outside strand of the yarn is out of the skein. Sometimes it's worked its way out before the yarn gets to you, but you may have to pull it out. On the side labeled "B", you need to find the other end of the yarn that's in the center of the skein. Pull that out, and knit/crochet from that side. If you did that and it's still splitting a lot, it's possible the label came off somewhere along the way and was put back on upside-down - try putting the center strand back in the middle, and pulling it out through the other end.
The multi colored skeins are smaller (in amount of yarn) than the solid colored skeins.
RHSS is a bit course/stiff at first, but it softens up nicely after a wash.
If you keep these things in mind, you'll have a great experience with Red Heart Super Saver!