Hello again crafters and creators! Today I will be doing a review on Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. I’ve used this yarn a number of times to make a few different things and each time was a new experience. Let’s jump into it!
About the Yarn:
This yarn can be bought pretty much anywhere- from Red Heart ($6.19), Michael’s($5.99), and Jo-Ann’s($5.52), just to name a few. It’s sold in 3.5oz/100g skeins and measures 280yds/256m. Red Heart recommends that you use a 6 mm (J/10) hook for crocheting or a 5mm (size 8) needles for knitting. Their target gauge is 15 sc sts by 18 rows should measure 4×4 inches(10×10 cm) or 19 sts by 24 rows for knitting. It is a medium weight acrylic yarn that can be machine washed in cold water on the gentle cycle and can be tumble dried on low.
Using the Yarn:
The first thing you can see about this yarn is that it actually varies in size, I would guess it’s anywhere from a DK weight to a chunky weight. For some pieces of work, a yarn like this would turn me off using it but for the Slouch hats, mermaid tails and scarves that I have made with this yarn it adds a great personality to the piece.
I’d never been one for acrylic yarns as I found them to become extremely itching if worn for a long period of time. I found this yarn to be very soft and though it can be itchy, it’s not from the quality of the yarn but from the fact that this yarn is slightly fuzzy. If you are like me and have sensitive skin, I recommend that you make sure your stitches are tight to keep the fibers packed tighter.
I’m a center puller when I comes to my yarn. I will dig out that tail and happily do a little unknotting. Since this is a slightly fuzzy yarn, I was prepared and made sure that it was laid out after finding my end and undoing a few loose knots.
The first time I used this yarn it was to make a slouch hat to match my Teal hair. I used the color Dragonfly and it is one of my favorite pieces I’ve made to date. The second item I made with this yarn (in Sunrise) was a number of flowers for headbands. The flowers came out beautifully after much trial and error; my yarn kept breaking on me! I was able to work around this issue by twisting the yarn a bit when joining rounds and making my magic circles.
This yarn comes in a plethora of colors (20 according to Red Heart’s website) both colorful and subdued.Of the colors I have purchased (Tidal, Sunrise, Dragonfly, Stained Glass, and Tealberry), the intensity of color in Tidal and Sunrise have been disappointing. Online they show as Bright colors mixed with a more subdued complimentary/contrasting color and that was not what I got and while that was disappointing, I still love the look of the pieces that I made with those colors.