I didn't fully read the description duh, so I thought I was getting a yarn with a sparkle instead of a reflector. Doesn't matter since I ordered a metallic to put alongside this. I generally don't care for acrylic yarn, but I was using this for a gift for someone who hates taking special care with clothing and accessories. It is prefect for her. I knit a large cowl in the Capri color, which is actually more of a deep turquoise than the photo, but that's OK, too. Not only does she have the bling she requested from the metallic Gold Rush I added to it I got it from a competitor since JBW doesn't carry metallic yarns., but she can also use her cowl at night as a deterrent to getting run over by cyclists while walking on the track at night in January and February. Win!
As soft as this yarn is, you would think that it would fall apart. Not so. I felted this into a purse for a co-worker and now everyone wants one. I'm sorry I had to felt it but at the time it was the only feltable wool in the right color in my LYS. I ran out and they had no more, so of course I went to JBW! Love ya'll!
This was emergency yarn ordered when I thought another yarn was out of stock from another company. The other came in, so I used that, but I will use this yarn. The only reason I'm not using it immediately is that I did two other Christmas gifts with this color in different yarns - one was a huge sweater - and I'm sick of the color right now. Maybe this fall I'll do another infinity scarf.
I've not knit with this yarn yet due to an inflamed tendon, but it will be perfect for a potato chip scarf for the fall. Cooler climates will find it perfect for summer scarves, but here, it's already 92 and I want NOTHING around my neck - not even a small necklace!
I wiil use this for baby socks when my hand/wrist heals. It's the perfect weight and fiber content for baby socks. I've never been able to knit socks, so I'm oping the mini-version will prove simple enough for me.
...I would bathe in it. I am not that great knitter, but this yarn makes my pieces look better. I am partial to DK weight anything. It's not as soft as baby yarn, but it holds up better. The color is so luscious that I keep expecting to smell apricots or roses. I did a potato chip scarf with it and bought another skein for my stash with no project in mind so I'll have it when I get good enough to do something more complex.
I used this for a newborn cap. His parents are real back-to-the-Earth types and I wanted to make sure it was Earth-friendly but still very soft. It was a little more difficult to knit with since it was cotton and bamboo, but since it was such a small item, it was fun! One ball was more than enough.
I am knitting a summer afghan with this yarn as the basis of my square colors. I knit one with the Noro , then with another yarn. Each time I come back to the Noro, I say, Ahhh! for the feeling and the look of it.
This would be a great yarn for an evening shell IF you intend to wear a camisole. I KNOW my skin couldn't handle this rough material. I am knitting squares with it as a part of an afghan with colors based on a Noro yarn. I think after knitting one square that I will have only one. It's not exactly a comfy material. However, if I get bored and decide to give away the squares as washcloths with gift soaps, this square can be paired with a soft one so that this is the exfoliating square. Pretty AND scrubs away dead skin!
TIP: If you're a beginner, do not open this hank without a trained professional beside you. I guess one has to already know how to deal with a hank of wide yarn before buying this one. I laid it out on a flat surface, but once I cut the cords separating the parts and tried to start wrapping the end around the label like the instructions said, it all fell together and now it's just a mess. My local yarn shop isn't that friendly, so I guess I'll just run in there, drop it as a donation, and leave before they realize what hit them. I gave the yarn a three star rating because it's beautiful and soft, but I can't use it and I'm really frustrated.