This yarn is nice to work with. I was surprised when I realized it is a Red Heart Yarn. Red Heart's Boutique line really steps up their game. I knit a banana shawl/scarf pattern called Wombat with the yarn. I love the end product so much that I wear it practically everyday.
Usually when I think about Red Heart, I think of the age-old Super Saver yarn. Being a fiber artist who sells wearable art, I couldn't find much use for this squeaky acrylic yarn. When I found this Boutique Midnight Yarn, I was surprised to find that it was manufactured by Red Heart. This yarn has character, sparkle, nice drape, and a good hand when knitted. I used this yarn to complete a banana shaped shawl that I have been wearing ever since I finished it a couple weeks ago. I will use this yarn again and am looking forward to exploring other Red Heart possibilities.
I have to be honest. I initially bought this yarn because of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is a character with under-developed social skills and Bazinga is the word he uses to let people know he has made a joke. I knit a hat with the yarn and it has become my favorite new hat. In fact, my husband who only wears black and grey asked me to make him a matching hat. I used the colorway that is navy, purple, yellow, and lime green. I loved watching how the colors played together while I was knitting this hat. I had a completely enjoyable experience with this yarn!
I am an independent knitwear designer and seller. I work with a lot of different fibers, but Manos Del Uruguay Maxima is my absolute favorite. I love the colors. The hand-dyeing techniques used produce such rich colors. The hand of the yarn and the finished products is wonderful. If I could, I would knit everything using this yarn!