Here is a list of my yarn reviews. I show off my swatches and hear responses such as “You SWATCH?!” I love swatching, and find it absorbing, fun and low-pressure.
List of yarn reviews
Yarn review: Lyonesse, DK and 4 ply by Blacker Yarns.
What’s this all about?
I wanted to write yarn reviews of smaller producers or challenging yarns. It started with Deb Robson’s “Know your wool” free Craftsy course. I was nearly in tears about all the poor sheep colours and textures that were being lost to the white loaf of generic wool.
Then I got Clara Parkes’s guides Knitter’s Book of Wool and Knitters Book of Yarn out of the library. I read them in the wrong order, but they are enlightening!
If you’d like to join the fray, I think it would be awesome to not only write the review on blogs, but also make sure to leave comments on the yarns listed in Ravelry. This can help people learn about the great yarns out there and try something new.
How to write a yarn review – I wrote this to look at some good models to follow.