I can’t help but be drawn to yarns at varying price ranges (something my husband just doesn’t get). Although I’ve found it easy to stay away from the LYS (local yarn store) for the past few months, I’m starting to get an urge to again scour their recesses and see what I can emerge with. However, because of some “priorities” I’m putting off my LYS excursion and working with my stash . . . and mainly 4 of my favorite discount yarns.
What are discount yarns you ask? Discount yarns can be found at any craft or discount shop such as Michael’s, Joann, Wal-Mart etc. They are the yarns most easily accessible because you don’t have to wait for the LYS to be open to buy them. Since they are the most accessible, I’d like to share with you my 4 favorite “discount” yarns. Traditionally “discount” yarns were mostly synthetic fibers and looked down upon by “yarn snobs” (not me, if it feels good to the touch and shows a good stitch, I’m there), however, it seems that trend is changing slightly due to an increase in variety and quality.
So without further adieu, here are my top 4 in random order!
Loops & Thread Cozy Wool (acrylic & wool blend): Oh how I love the fast way you work up into projects that pack a powerful warmth. Soft and cozy, everything made from you inspires snuggling. The chunky trend was born for you and you have delivered ten-fold.
Naturally Caron Country & Spa :(Sadly discontinued) These two yarns are tied for my affection. There is no beauty to compare when the stitches simply pop from your surface. Smooth, soft and warm, with wonderful drape as needed, how can anyone resist the items you inspire with your natural goodness?
Caron Yarns, Simply Soft (100% acrylic, eco blended with NatureSpun™ Post Consumer Recycled Polyester): How do I love thee let me count the ways!! Your colors, your softness, your heft and the way you deliver a stitch. . . oh, I could continue all day long, but suffice it to say, there are many things I can do with you that I wouldn’t dare with any other acrylic yarn.
Patons, Grace (100% mercerized cotton): What can I say except I love the way you do, what you do!
There you have it, my top 4 (well 5 since I couldn’t decide between Country & Spa) discount yarns . . . I’m sure that when I try to work up a similar list for the more “exclusive” yarns, I may run into a few roadblocks. . . but all in due time!
If you haven’t tried any of these yarns, I suggest you gather your pennies and head off to your local craft shop to give them a whirl, then I’d love to hear what you think!
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