Red Heart Super Saver Yarn by Coats & Clark:
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn by Coats & Clark: Back in November, I bought 5 skeins of #971 camouflage Red Heart Super Saver yarn with the purpose of making scarves as Christmas gifts. The yarn itself is a little rough to the touch, but I’ve been told that Red Heart yarn softens when it is washed so I didn’t consider that to be a problem. For the person wearing the scarf that is, for me making it I didn’t care for the feel of the yarn. At the risk of sounding like a girly girl, I have to tell you that I prefer a much softer yarn.
Coats & Clark:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn by Coats & Clark is Made from 100% acrylic, each skein is 5 ounces or 244 yards. The thread is medium worsted and made in China for Coats & Clark. If you go to the company’s website (www.coatsandclark.com) you will get free patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, embroidery, sewing and different types of craft. For this particular thread Coats & Clark recommends that you use “I” crochet hook or “8” knitting needle. I paid $2.59 for each skein, which is a super saving.
I made one crocheted scarf per skein of yarn with a different pattern for each scarf using the “I” crochet hook. One was single stitches with alternating between a back post on one row and front post the next row. That made a nice ribbed look. Then I did the same with the half double crochet stitch and it made a striped bar effect. I also did a plain double stitch and a plain single stitch. I honestly don’t remember what stitch I did on the last scarf because of all the problems I had with it.
Each skein had a few tangles in it. Four of the skeins were easily fixed with a few minutes of unraveling the yarn and working the knots out, but the fifth and final skein was a dilly. I was on the second to last row when I encountered a tangled mess that reached nightmare proportions in no time. It took me five hours and 15 minutes to untangle all the knots that were at the core of the skein. I have made a solemn vow to never ever buy Red Heart Super Saver yarn again. I’ll use
what I have, but that’s it.
If the company had anyone checking for quality control that day, they either didn’t show up for work or found something better to do like take a nap. The yarn is medium weight and not soft, but not coarse either. Red Heart Super Save is just a little rough feeling, so even before I found the tangled mess from hell, I wasn’t all that impressed with this yarn.
Bottom line: I do not recommend Red Heart Super Saver yarn that has been made in China to anybody for any project. Even if this yarn didn’t have problems with knots it would only be average.