Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Deborah Norville Yarn Review

Deborah Norville Yarn

Review
Serenity - Bulky Weight
(Last Updated 8/25/2010)



I found a beautiful synthetic yarn by Deborah Norville yesterday at Joann's ($3.29 regular price) and decided to try this yarn to make "The Perfect Bath Puff (Pattern Link)". Before I get started, it's only fair to tell you that I'm addicted to fabric and have reviewed fabric quite a bit - this is my first yarn review. Nevertheless, let's get started!
Description:

  • Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Yarn
  • 100% acrylic
  • Crochet gauge: K-M
  • Color: Golden
Pros:

  • Because this is a chunky weight yarn, the project worked up much quicker than standard cotton yarn.
  • Super soft - doesn't have that plastic feel that some acrylic yarns have.
  • Beautiful colors to choose from.
  • Machine washable/dryable.
  • Yardage is enough to make 2.5 large bath puffs.
  • Very little splitting of the yarn when crocheting.
  • Light weight when wet and dry.
  • Getting help on choosing the right yarn for this project was easy and quick!
Cons:

  • After washing 4 times, the yarn frays a bit. However, I took my scissors to it and trimmed off the fraying. Looks like new now.
  • While the yarn makes great bath puffs, I have to admit that cotton yarn does work up a better lather. BUT, cotton yarn is much heavier when wet.
Bottom line -- I absolutely love this yarn. It works great as a bath puff, but might even work better for a blanket or sweater. And, it gets softer with every washing. There are several free patterns on the Premier Yarns website, but I have to admit that I'd love to see more free patterns! Deborah Norville yarns are fairly inexpensive and are not in all the stores yet. Because I wanted to make sure I had the right yarn for the job, I sent an email from the web page and got a response the next day -- from Deborah Norville herself! It doesn't get much better than that!

I'll definately be buying this yarn again and adding these bath puffs to my
ETSY shop!

6 comments:

Terri said...

Great idea and I love the colors of the yarn so sping looking.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said...

Thank you for your review! It's always interesting to see how shoppers are using our products and get honest, unbiased opinions of them. I'm sure others will find your review helpful as well.

Have a great day!
Leigh-Anne at Jo-Ann

Stephanie said...

such a good idea to make your own bath puffs!

sweetybird09 said...

I loved the review of that yarn...

Thanks!

sweetybird09 said...

I like that review, good to know about all kinds of yarns, I am trying my hand with some organic/cottons/wool and blends etc.

Sonya said...

I love using the chunky weight yarn for scarves. It isn't scratchy around the neck and is thick enough that you can use a larger stitch without getting an unwelcome draft!