Wednesday, July 9, 2014

* RED HEART REVIEW *


Red Heart Yarn Review
 
 
2 weeks ago, I was sent a few skeins of yarn from Red Heart.  WHOOOO HOOO!!  All of you know how much I LOVE yarn!!!  I was asked to use and review the yarn. How fun is that??!!
I am going to list the yarn I was given and review each. 
I will be giving away a prize package just like this to 1 lucky winner!!! See Giveaway page to enter.
 
 
1 - Red Heart Boutique Swanky
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Swanky is a basic yarn with oval shaped sequins dyed to match for a stunning look. 
  • Weight Category: 4
  • Content: 62% Acrylic, 38% Polyester
  • Putup: 3.5 ounces/100 grams, 202yd/185m
  • Gauge:
    • knit: 23s x 28r = 4x4in/10x10cm on size US6/4mm needles
    • Crochet: 17sc x 22r = 4x4in/10x10cm on size H8/5mm hook
  • Dyelotted: We try, but are not always able to match dyelots
  • Care: Hand wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean
This product is available in the following colors:
9530
9101
9853
9562
9401
9522
9012
 
PROS:
When I first saw this yarn, I was a little worried the sequins might be a nightmare.  But, as soon as I started crocheting, it was so easy. 
It is delicate and soft to touch.....it would be a great yarn to use for making wearable items.
I love any yarn with texture....and this did not disappoint.  With the sequins and texture of this yarn, it makes a great statement.
 
CONS:
This is a light worsted weight yarn.  It does not feel like a true worsted.  Keep that in mind when crocheting to gauge.
The strands, that make up the yarn, snag easily.  Just be careful when using.
 
Overall.....I really enjoyed using this yarn.  I even designed a scarf pattern with it.:)    The "Swanky" Scarf.  Because the yarn is so light weight, it makes a great scarf for Spring and early Summer.
Click here for a link to the "Swanky" Scarf on Craftsy.
Click here for a link to the "Swanky" Scarf on Ravelry.
 
 
 
 
 
2 - Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Sassy Fabric is a unique soft, sheer fabric strip with evenly spaced holes to make it easy to knit or crochet. The fashion prints include polka dots and animal prints in wonderful wardrobe-enhancing shades.
  • Weight Category: 6
  • Content: 100% Polyester
  • Putup: 30yd/27m
  • Gauge: Obtaining an accurate gauge is not important
  • Dye Lotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots
  • Care: Hand wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron.
This product is available in the following colors:
9931
9956
9933
9952
9935
9946
9966
9963
9936
9957
9934
9947
9964
9942
9951
9941
 
9953
9962
 
PROS: 
I LOVE this stuff!!!  This is my favorite item I received from Red Heart.  Well, if choosing between the Sashay Yarns or this....I would choose the Sassy Fabric!! It creates such a stunning and unique look!!
So quick and easy to work up.  Anyone can make this cute scarf....beginner or advanced.  It's fun for all!!
I love all the available colors.
 
CONS:
The only thing I found difficult,,,,,was when pulling the fabric from the ball, it started to twist and twist and twist.  I spent more time untwisting, than I did crocheting the scarf!!
 
As, you can tell....I really did LOVE this fabric!! What a fun and stylish item!!!  I will be making more!!:)
 
 
 
 
3 - Red Heart Reflective
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This bulky acrylic yarn is great for those evening sports events, early morning jogs or bicycling, and late night out on the town. With a single reflective thread throughout the skein, this yarn will light up your presence with just a little direct light.
  • Weight category: 5
  • Content: 85% Acrylic / 15% Polyester
  • Put up: ; 3.5oz/100g; 88yd/80m
  • Gauge:
    • Knit: 14st x 18r = 4in/10cm on size US10/6mm needles
    • Crochet: 11sc x 12r = 4in/10cm on size J10/6mm hook
  • Dyelotted: we try, but are not always able to match dyelots
  • Care: machine wash, tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron, dry cleanable
 
This product is available in the following colors:
8012
8429
8671
8251
8704
8242
8699
8884
8532

PROS: 
This is so cool!!!  This yarn was easy to work with and fun at the same time!!  Great to wear outside when reflective gear is a must!!!

CONS:  I would like this yarn in a worsted weight also.  Think of all the possibilities???













4 - Red Heart Heads Up





A total of 24 plies come together in the beautiful acrylic yarn blended with just enough wool to give it amazing body, hand and stitch definition. Perfect for warm hats, accessories and all types of projects. This could be your new favorite Red Heart yarn!
  • Weight Category: 5
  • Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
  • Putup: 106yd/97m, 3.5oz/100g
  • Gauge:
    • Knit: 13st x 18r = 4in/10cm on US10.5/6.5mm needles
    • Crochet: 10sc x 12r = 4in/10cm on K10.5/6.5mm hook
  • Dyelotted: We try but are not always able to match dye lots
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron, no not dry clean
This product is available in the following colors:
0012
0275
0689
0779
0701
0251
0365
0634
0565
0100
0698
0530
0531
0852
0872
Sky
0801
 
 
 
 

0401
0229
0262
0901
 
PROS: 
I think this yarn is perfect for Hats!!  The texture is so soft, and very durable!!!
It comes in so many great colors...mixing and matching them would be so fun!! 

CONS:
With all the strands that make up the yarn....it gets snagged on the hook very easily. 

Overall...I do like this yarn.  The texture and feel is the best part!!  However, it took me longer to crochet with it because of it getting caught on the hook a lot.










5 - Red Heart Medley











This bulky yarn is perfect for all your knitting and crocheting needs. 
  • Weight category: 5
  • Content: 100% Acrylic
  • Putup: 4oz/113g, approximately 99yd/91m
  • Gauge:
    • Knit: 10s x 16r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles
    • Crochet: Suggested crochet hook size K10.5/6.5mm
  • Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots
  • Care: machine wash, tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only
This product is available in the following colors:
0954
0934
0930
0920
0952
0960
0940
 

PROS: 
Super fun to work with!!  It is soft and has LOTS of great texture!!!  Fun to see the change in colors and it goes along!!

CONS:
Wish it was available in worsted weight.  Can you tell I'm a worsted girl??














6 - Red Heart Sizzle

Fun #2 Nylon thread comes in a beautiful pallet of colors perfect for mixing. Make one of a kind friendship bracelets, belts, bags, swim suits and much more!
  •  Weight: 2
  • Content: 100% Nylon
  • Putup: 100yds/91m
  • Gauge:
    • Knit: 40st x 50r = 4in/10cm on size US1/2.25mm needles
    • Crochet: 32sc x 40r = 4in/10cm on size B1/2.25 hook
  • Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean
This product is available in the following colors:
8002
8700
8251
8930
8411
8110
8621
8951
8269
8529
8540
Red
8902
8806
8001
8205


 
I have not been able to use this yarn yet.  Finding something shouldn't be hard at all....I will keep you updated when I use it:)  It looks fun to use!!  I was thinking....maybe some espadrille baby sandals:)