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Don't Buy This Yarn

Over the past few months I have been trying different yarns for making blankets. The Red Heart Comfort looked like a good price. Since I'm donating all the blankets I'm trying to make them a bit more affordable.



The green is called Melon, and the darker color is Purple. They are both Red Heart Comfort, but not the same thickness. The green is definitely thicker than the purple. If I was going to sell the pattern, I would have had to leave out the purple. But since it's a donated blanket.... if they aren't quite the same it still works out.


The yarn isn't soft, my hands find it scratchy. My hands are sensitive to wool and this is what the yarn feels like even though it's 100% acrylic. The yarn is evenly wound, doesn't split and crochets nicely, I just don't like the way it feels. There was 1 knot in one of the green skeins, no knots in the purple skein.


There is an amazing amount of colors for the Comfort Yarn, but I won't buy it again. After the blanket is finished I will wash it and hope that it gets softer. Hoping to donate it to Project Linus.


So it's the right price, just not the right yarn. Guess I'll keep looking & trying different yarns.



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Any chance you got Comfort (heavy worsted/aran) in one color and Comfort Sport (DK) in the other? There were multiple weights when this yarn was still in production. I only knew of those two, but Ravelry says there were also Chunky and Bulky weights. https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/search#sort=best&query=red%20heart%20comfort And while I agree that it's scratchy to work with, esp the worsted, it does soften up beautifully in the wash. It will never be merino wool, but I actually find Comfort Sport much softer than Super Saver.

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Melanie Titus
Melanie Titus
Oct 17, 2023
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Good to know. Thanks for such a thorough review Audrey. I don't get to try most of the newer yarns and so I rely on what the people I know tell me before I buy the yarns. Also, I have to buy most of my yarns online, so it is nice to know the feels of the yarns since I can't touch them before they arrive. Have a Great week!

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Sharron Turner
Sharron Turner
Oct 16, 2023
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Thanks for the heads-up!

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