Product Type: Robin Art / Craft
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Robin Double Knitting Yarn
Member Name: SusanLesley
Robin Double Knitting Yarn
Advantages: Inexpensive, lovely to knit with, looks and feels good, machine washable
Disadvantages: None for me
In my last review I explained that I love to knit baby clothes - mainly hats - and sell them on EBay. In order to make sure that they sell reasonably often I have to keep the price right down. To this end I need to buy good quality yarn at the lowest price that I can find.
Here in Llandudno we used to have one of those shops that sell all sorts of different things at low prices and they used to sell 100g balls of yarn at £1 each which was brilliant - sadly the shop has now closed so I have had to find another supplier.
The yarn I buy nowadays is Robin Double Knitting yarn which costs me £1.60 for a 100g ball or, if I buy a full pack of 1,000g at a time at £15, the price per ball is then reduced to £1.50. To be fair I only tend to buy in bulk when I buy the white wool which is the one that I use the most.
This yarn is 100% acrylic - it was never going to be pure new wool at that price now was it? It is lovely and soft and is machine washable at forty degrees. It is very easy to knit with and sews up nicely too. The resulting garment looks smart, feels nice, can be washed in the washing machine and is inexpensive to produce - obviously not taking into account any of my time that I use.
If you are interested the ball of yarn - when unravelled - would measure 300 metres. Knitting on 4mm needles 24 stitches and 32 rows would give you a piece of work 10cm square. It's not something I have ever bothered about but I know some people like to check their tension before they begin knitting.
Robin yarn is available in a wide range of colours from white and the pretty pastels right up to the brightest colours. In fact last year a lady wanted me to knit her some baby hats and mittens to sell at a London market and she ordered them in grey, royal blue, purple, pillar box red, bright yellow, emerald green and navy blue - she said that they sold better than the pastel colours! I found Robin yarn in every colour that she ordered.
I have been knitting with Robin yarn for many years now and I have never had any problems with knots or any other faults for that matter. The yarn itself is strong and the knitting I produce with it is neat and it lies nice and flat.
The important thing for me is the fact that, not only does it look and feel nice, I can then offer it at a low price meaning that I have more chance of selling the item. Unless it is something for a special occasion people tend not to want to spend a fortune on something that a baby is going to grow out of in no time and this yarn helps me produce just that!
So there you are then - an excellent budget yarn which is a pleasure to knit with making a garment that looks really smart, feels nice and soft and is machine washable which, to be fair, is exactly what you want isn't it?
I would recommend this wool without any hesitation.
Summary: A great knitting yarn
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