Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Yarn! Red Heart Artesano!

I'm always on the lookout for new yarns to try and this one really caught my eye. Although I don't use a lot of bulky weight yarns, the colour effects really drew me to Red Heart Artesano.

THe yarn swatched at 15sc x 13 rows on a J hook for me, while Lion Homespun swatches at 10 sc x 10 rows on a K hook.

I've put it on the hairpin loom and its really a nice yarn to work with! It hasn't caused me any splitting problems (as homespun has done occasionally), its a lighter weight, and overall looks good! I'm really impressed with this yarn. Would I purchase it again? Definately yes, if I was looking for a yarn with a good texture in this weight.

Yarn Details:
98% acrylic, 2% nylon
100g / 3.5 oz
172m / 187 yards

Care: machine wash, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach, do not iron. May be dry cleaned.
The complete colour palete for this yarn can be viewed here . The colour I'm using is 'caribe'.


Tins and Treasures said...

Great color...would look great with denim! Happy Holiday ~Natalie

Karmacrochet said...

I never tried this yarn. Pretty color you got!

Linda said...

How does the hairpin loom help?

ennadoolf said...

I've heard of the hairpin loom but have no idea what it is or how to use it! I'm typing up a free pattern for my blog that lists a hairpin loom as one of the materials required. Could you do a future post about hairpin looms? :)

crochetgal said...

Linda, the hairpin loom is a tool that I'm using, just as a painter would use a brush to paint with..