Ok, so maybe this topic has already been brought up, but when I searched for it in the forum I wasn't able to find a good post.
What brands/types of yarns do you all use for various projects? I know that acrylic is not the best, but I am doing a lot of 'practice' projects and it is a fraction of the price to screw up.
This is what I have found so far:
*Lion Brand homespun was a very nice, thick yarn that was very easy to work with. I loved the texture and the thickness of it made my hat go very quickly. It has also been through the washing machine a few times and has held up nicely. I think this is a lot softer than the cheap-o Red Heart Super Saver stuff, but not the softest out there.
*Red Heart Super Saver - very stiff and itchy. I have used it to make a rug before and that seemed to work out nicely. It washed up well!
*Caron Simply Soft is one of my go to's. It is fairly cheap and it is very smooth and soft. The quality seems pretty good for the price. Scarves and even socks seem to hold up well with this yarn.
*Caron One Pound - I have a love-hate relationship with these. They are a fair price but I have yet to go through a single project without finding some knot in the middle of the ball of yarn and having to spend a good hour unwinding it. It's so frustrating.
What has been your experience? Any recommendations??