Yarn Review: "Baby Rainbow" by Loops & Threads

Updated: May 20

I used "Baby Rainbow" yarn by Loops & Threads to crochet two scarves. I used the colors "Twilight Blue" and "Silver Dollar". Each scarf used two balls of yarn. The yarn is very soft, but it is also very thin, so it took a long time to crochet these projects. This is a baby yarn that is marketed for making baby blankets, clothing, and accessories. Since it is a very delicate yarn and only hand-washable, not machine washable, I would not choose it for making baby products. However, I do recommend the yarn for scarves or other products that are worn lightly and do not have to be washed excessively. This is a yarn that I would buy again because I love how soft it is and it would be great to use with a decorative crochet stitch.


Pros:

-very soft yarn

-comfy for scarves

-nice selection of solid colors available


Cons:

-lot of "manufacturer knots" in two of the skeins

-the threads split very easily when working with the yarn

-it is not machine washable. Why would you make a baby yarn specifically for baby clothes/accessories out of a yarn that cannot be machine-washed?

-thin yarn, so it takes awhile to make projects





I bought this yarn from Michaels, which gives the following info about the yarn:



Baby Rainbow is a versatile, medium weight skein perfect for your handmade creations. This yarn will work well for making super soft, cozy baby blankets, hats, scarves, nursery décor accents and more. With a number of pretty pastel hues to select from, this yarn is an excellent choice for most any project that inspires you! Weight: Medium (4) Contents: 100% polyester Skein Weight: 5.3 oz / 150 g Yardage: 364 yd / 333 m


Knitting Gauge: 18 sts - 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) Suggested Knitting Needle: 5 mm, US - 8 Suggested Crochet Hook: 6 mm, US - J/10

Hand wash cold. Do not bleach. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.




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