Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Poll-Which Yarn Do You Use The Most??

Here it is...

as promised...

a new poll for you to vote in...

Which yarn do you use the most?

Since the best magazine ended up being Crochet Today! which uses Red Heart yarn in most of their patterns. I thought we should just see what results come out of another poll where we vote for the most popular or favorite "medium" weight yarn.

With so many great yarns to choose from I sometimes tend to buy my favorite go-to yarn more often than any of the others. Do you do that?

I love to try new yarns, different weights, (thickness), and different fibers, cotton, wool, acrylic, silk, alpaca, etc. and blends of these yarns.

Of course color is a big reason I choose certain yarns.

It also depends on the project I'm making i.e., baby items, winter scarfs, afghans, summer shawls, etc.

So for this poll the question is which medium weight medium size yarn, (worsted, afghan, aran) is your favorite?

So here are the choices I came up with that I have seen my fellow bloggers use the most:

Red Heart Super Saver

This yarn is not one of my favorites but it is easily available since Walmart carries it. It is 100% acrylic and the texture seems rough to me. For small projects it works good like amigurumi. 

 Lion Brand Vanna's Choice

I only recently tried this yarn and sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't. It is 100% acrylic and not as rough as the Red Heart. It seems to be a little softer.

I Love This Yarn

This yarn is available at Hobby Lobby and is very popular with a lot of bloggers. It is 100% acrylic and machine washable and tumble dry, as are the others above.  I have never tried this but hope to soon. 

Peaches & Cream or Sugar & Cream 

Both of these yarns are my "go-to" yarns when I want to make any project in 100% cotton that are sturdy and functional for the kitchen and bath. They have an extensive color line and are machine washable and tumble dry. Be careful they will shrink so I suggest wash in cold and dry flat.

Caron Simply Soft

Caron Simply soft yarn is one of my favorites. It is 100% acrylic but super soft. It does split a lot which can be frustrating so I use special care when using it but the colors that are offered are so diverse I can use this for anything from a giant granny square afghan to cute baby hats & booties. I like how versatile it is and the way it lays and drapes for shawls and wraps.

Patons Classic Wool

Classic Wool is a soft 100% wool yarn for fabulous, resilient knit & crochet apparel and accessories. Gorgeous color palette! Great range of "stepping" shades, perfect for home decor as well as garments. This is my "go-to" yarn when I want 100% wool.

I know there are so many more great yarns out there but I only chose the ones I have found to be most popular. So, let us know which yarn you use the most! If your favorite yarn is not listed please leave a comment and let me know which yarn you use the most.

Happy Crocheting! 


  1. red heart brand! i love them

  2. I love the Caron Simply Soft collection. I am using a lot of that on my ripple blanket as well as some Bernat Satin. And another not mentioned is Red Heart's Soft worsted. I love that one as well.

    1. Yes, Caron Simply Soft is one of my favorites and so is Bernat Satin. I have not tried Red Heart's Soft Worsted. Thank you for letting me know about it.

  3. I have to agree that I find red heart is a bit rough, but it's the most affordable yarn out there. I have to try the Caron simply soft, I've used it once and love how it feels.

    1. Thanks Becky. I don't think your will be disappointed in the SS yarn.

  4. Ah but what if you rarely use big box yarns? I'd love to see an "other" option on this poll!

    1. So sorry but the poll doesn't allow and "other" option. I just chose the most popular I've noticed on blogs. I'm sure there are tons of other options.

  5. I just made a bedcover out of red yarn, and it is a little rough, but seems very strong. I made a prayer shawl out of the Caron, and it draps wonderfully, but seems delicate. It may not be as delicate as it seems though. I like the half acylic and half wool yarns...but don't know the brand. Very interesting post~ ♥♥♥

    1. Thank you Cathy. Red Heart is very strong, it will last forever through many washings.

  6. You don't have my favorite on there.. I am in love with KnitPicks yarn! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thank you Teresa. You know I almost listed KnitPicks but I thought I would do another Poll later for online yarns/shops. Doesn't that sound interesting?

  7. My first choice would be Sugar & Cream because it's soft and 100% cotton, then followed by Simply Soft :-)

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    1. Thank you glor! So far it seems to be the favorite with my readers which really surprises me. :)


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