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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stitch Nation Yarn Review

I saw the add for this yarn in the Sunday flyer for A.C Moore and I decided to give it a whirl.  I am always looking for new affordable yarns in great colors to knit with these days.

I have to say that the selection of colors, for this particular yarn,  in my A.C. Moore is nothing to write home about and the only color that I liked was the green.  So, I bought it.

Let's just go over the mundane stuff first.  It is called Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Full O' Sheep.  It consists of 100% Peruvian Wool and is distributed by Red Heart.  Net wt. is 3.5 oz (100g) and 155yds (142m).  On sale for 2/$7.  That said my first impression (besides the colors) is that it is scratchy.  I would not call this next to the skin soft.  Maybe a hat but definitely not for scarves, mittens or sweaters. (in my opinion, of course)

It also splits.  I am not a tight knitter nor am I a loose knitter.  I find myself right in the middle.  As I was knitting along my merry way this yarn started to fall apart.  Now I have done a bit of spinning and I am able to put it back together but I just don't think that I should have to do so.  It happened to me more than once while knitting and sewing up my seams.  Not impressed AT ALL.  Also, I would not recommend this yarn for beginning knitters due to this very fact.  I would think that I was doing something wrong when, in fact, it's the yarn that is faulty.  Furthermore, this yarn would certainly not hold up to much frogging back due to the lack of its durability & it is fuzzy nature as well.  (like mohair).

So, would I buy this again? - probably not.  I can find better wool at my LYS for about the same amount and in better colors.

My advice - save your money and get better wool. Print this post


  1. I saw this also but I can't really use 100% wool...I'll start itching and it was not soft at all. Glad I wasn't the only one who was underwhelmed. Sorry you wasted your $.

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