Review: Carmella Yarn by Loops & Threads

carmella1During the 50% yarn sale on Loops & Threads last week at Michaels, we had several new types of yarn in special for the sale that I had never seen before.  One of these was Carmella which was regular $3.99 per skein, $1.99 during the sale, and $1.39 with my employee discount so I had to try it.  This is a bulky weight yarn and the label suggests using a size K hook.  It is 60% acrylic and 40% nylon and needs to be hand washed and dried flat.  It is a combination yarn with variegated color fibers inside a twisted ribbon that is also variegated color.  The one pictured is Mocha which is brown, cream, and silvery gray fibers inside a  green, silver, and aqua ribbon.  It has a bit of a sheen to it for elegance.  The skeins are 100g or 3.5 oz and 91 yard/84 meters long.

carmella2It is pretty easy to work with despite being a bit chunky and irregular in shape.  It make a fairly heavy feeling cloth when worked up.  I am making a cowl and 2 skeins was just enough.  While the large amount together is pretty, I think it may be more suited to being used as trim on other pieces given the weight and how small the skeins are.

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About sysclp

I do a lot of different things. I am a horse racing photographer, I make jewelry, and I crochet. Here I will mostly concentrate on crochet. I live in Ontario, Canada, now but I am from the deep South and lived in Alabama before I moved here.
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