I buy yarn from pretty much anywhere and everywhere (only place I haven’t so far is online because I like to squish before I buy. I’m not the only one right??). Recently a family member stopped crocheting and gifted me a huge bag of yarn. I have a few different types of sparkle yarn but hadn’t tried this one before. Its called Hobbytime sparkle yarn.
Because it was gifted I’m not sure where it comes from. I initially thought Poundland but I have since purchased some from Poundland, there’s is called Knitting essential yarn and the metallic thread through the yarn isn’t as bright as it is in this yarn. If anyone knows please let me know in the comments. I have searched (and googled) but I could only find a couple of people selling it on eBay!
The yarn comes in 50g balls of various colours with a metallic thread making it a sparkle yarn. I like how the sparkle really stands out and is bright. The yarn is 98% acrylic and 2% metallic yarn. If I find where you can purchase this yarn I’ll update this post with where and costs. One of the yarns does have a buy 2 get 1 free sticker so that’s always promising!
I was given yarn in purple, pink, black, grey and blue. So far I have used it to crochet dragon egg dice bags and knit a scarf.
The yarn is a nice weight. Sometimes the metallic thread running through it came apart from the yarn (it looks like it is twisted into the yarn so it untwists) and would get caught on my hook and needles but this is easily corrected. It was a lot better than some other yarns with a metallic thread in them have been when I’ve tried them.
After finishing the knitted scarf I did find that it did have a slight scratchy feel to it which I believe is due to the metallic thread. For the dice bags it was perfect. I haven’t tried washing it yet but will update when I do (no need to wash the dice bags and the scarf is a gift so it’s all wrapped up!).
How would you rate this yarn out of 10? 9/10
Would I buy this again? YES (If i can work out where its from!)
Would I recommend? YES
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NB: EDITED/UPDATED – after a trip into town I saw this yarn in poundworld selling for £1