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Caron Simply Soft Yarn Is Too Soft

Reviewing: Caron Simply Soft Yarn 6 Oz  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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Caron Simply Soft skein

Caron Simply Soft yarn would make a very nice scarf because it won’t scratch around your neck, but it has no body and is difficult to work with.

I bought this yarn to make a wig for a comical skit where I was Alice in Wonderland. It was great for that craft project, and the silky softness made it hang great for “hair.” But now I have about half a skein to use up. I’m sure I’ll find something to work it into, but I don’t like this yarn very much.

It is 100% acrylic, 4-ply worsted weight, and there are no dye lots. Although it is technically worsted weight, this yarn is noticeably thinner than either the Red Heart or the Bernat Super Value yarns. You couldn’t combine them in the same project unless you are doing something where it doesn’t matter if you mix textures.

The feel is its selling point. It does have a polished, silky feel to it that would make it nice for scarves or leg-warmers or slippers. It is unlikely to make you feel itchy.

The yarn itself splits easily- the plies will separate while you are working with it, making it quite annoying.

It comes in 6 oz skeins (315 yards or 288 meters). The skein I bought has two free patterns on the inside of the label.

Although I bought it at Wal-Mart, this is a name brand which is available many places.