Of the inexpensive 4-ply yarns, I think I like this one the best as a compromise between “body” and softness. It is good for garments or crafts, but has a limited color selection at most stores. More are available if ordered.
Of the other two 4-ply yarns I’ve reviewed, the Red Heart worsted is stiff and a little scratchy, but doesn’t split easily when you work with it. The I Love This Yarn is very soft, but is somewhat prone to separate and split. This yarn is both quite soft, and doesn’t separate too easily. I’m currently knitting a sweater with it, and crocheting an afghan. I like how it looks and works in both cases.
This is 100% acrylic yarn, and comes in 7 oz skeins of 382 yards. There are 57 colors offered if you look on line, but most stores carry about 10 of these. And it’s really hard to judge colors well when ordering yarn or fabric on line. It is machine washable and dryable. The label says “no dye lot, ” and I've bought yarn at two different times that matches perfectly. It also comes in several variegated colors in 5 oz / 275 yd skeins.
This yarn does not stretch too much and has a very consistent feel to it, so it would be a good choice for beginning crafters to use, to get the feel for keeping the tension even while working.
Each label has a pattern on the back. I haven’t tried any of these to check for accuracy, but they are much more stylish (and therefore more difficult) than the usual free label patterns.
Anyone who uses yarn a lot knows that not all 4-ply worsted yarns are the same, even though they are supposed to be. This one has a “full” strand. It is about the same diameter as the Red Heart Yarn. Some brands seem “skinnier.”
Acrylic yarns will never look as high-quality as wool, but for projects for everyday use, this yarn is very nice