So it is no secret that I am in love with yarn! I have a cube shelf filled, my tall bookshelf is dotted with yarn, plus I have baskets of stash. I am also a current subscriber to four yarn subscription boxes and I’m a woolswapper! It seemed only fitting that I start to share some of my favourite yarns with you so that you can decide if it is a yarn for you too before you purchase.
Living in Australia, particularly in Perth, I have had to turn to the internet for my sources of yarn. The options locally are limited, but there is literally a whole world full of yarn out there, and I have only just begun to scratch the surface…
Which brings me to my first yarn, and an all time favourite – Knit Picks Might Stitch.
There is sooo much to love with this yarn. I discovered this yarn and Knit Picks when I was searching for a worsted weight yarn. This is a weight that doesn’t exist in many places of Australia and seemed to be used in many patterns I was looking at when I first started.
The first thing I love about this yarn is the price. It is less than $5AUD for a 100g ball, which for me is a plus with how much I like to purchase at one time. The delivery fee to Australia is extremely reasonable too at under $10AUD and free if you spend $100! Cheaper than ordering locally, which is sad, but true.
It is also soooooo soft! This can be hard to find in an acrylic blend, but somehow they manage it. This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% superwash wool.
And the colours! There is a reasonable number of colours available and there is bound to be a colour to suit most colour palletes.
It is also really nice to work with! I always use a 5.5mm hook with this and the pieces always work up quite quickly.
And look at all of the items I have made so far and how much I have left to use!
This yarn is incredibly warm and very durable too – machine washable and able to be tumble dried on low. And it makes a very dense fabric which is perfect for blankets. The hat and poncho are among my most worn items too – the warmth in them is incredible!
So is this a yarn you would try? If it is, then head over to Knit Picks and have a look!