Review of Red Heart Soft Touch
Review of Red Heart Soft Touch
Red Heart Soft Touch yarn is an inexpensive yarn that is not only soft, but it is also durable and easy to work with. The softness is almost like a satiny soft, and it feels great in the hands as you work with it. Not only that, the fabric it creates is tough and heavy, yet it appears soft, and has a nice drape to it.
My experience with Red Heart Soft Touch has been nothing but good. I have used this yarn to make some bags, cowls, scarves and an afghan, and they all turned out great. And because of its lovely drape, you could also use this yarn for making beautiful sweaters and other clothing.
The only downfall this yarn is that it is synthetic, which might be irritating to someone with sensitive skin.
According to the Coats & Clark website, this yarn is available in 29 colors. It comes in a variety of solid colors, as well as in multi-colors. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough, but I have never seen it in a multicolor at my local Walmart. But they seem to be readily available online.
Another thing that I like about this yarn is that it has all my favorite fall colors. I am not good at color coordination, but these colors are very easy to work with and go well with each other. My absolute favorite are the dark red, orange and brown. Other fall colors include a nice bright yellow, and two shades of green.
Afghan Made with "Soft Touch" Yarn
To the right of this, you can see some of the fall colors in my Fall Flower Afghan that I made last fall. Since it is an afghan, you can use just about any yarn that you have on hand, but it turned out great with the Soft Touch.
Tote Bag Made with "Soft Touch" Yarn
Once again, to the right, is a picture and a link to my bag pattern that I designed using this yarn. This is one of my favorite bags that I have ever crocheted, which is mainly due to the fact that I used Red Heart Soft Touch.
Yarn Information At-A-Glance:
Weight: Medium Weight (Category 4)
Recommended Hook Size: 7-4.50MM
Crochet Gauge: 17 st and 19 rows = 4”/10cm.
Knitting Needle Size: 8/5.00MM
Knitting Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm.
Material: 100% Acrylic
Care Instructions: Machine wash and tumble dry. Do not bleach or iron.
Available Colors: According to the Coats & Clark website, it is available in 29 colors.
Net Weight per Ball: 5oz/140g for Solids and 4oz/113g for Multi-Colored.
Length Per Ball: Solids are approximately 257m/281yds in length, and Multi-Colors are approximately 206m/224yds in length.
Available at: Walmart, Amazon.
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