The Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic DK Yarn Haul

Sets of Women's Institute Premium Acrylic DK Yarn

I have stumble upon for the first time an acrylic yarn exclusive to Hobbycrafts here in the UK. The Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Yarn is a 100% acrylic yarn. For this post, I am featuring the double knit (DK) yarn.

About the Yarn

The yarn is advertised as premium acrylic yarn as printed on the label. I would agree. Examining the yarn closely at first glance, it is truly carries the “premium” label. The thickness of the yarn is consistent. It has a nice sheen, not too much as you can still see a a more matt finish on it. It is nice and soft but not as soft as soft as the other brand I have in my yarn treasure chest.

The recommended crochet hook is 4mm. I made a some granny square to test some result. yes I would agree that 4mm is the right crochet hook for this yarn. I wouldn’t go down nor up. The tension square on the label requires 23 stitches and 30 rows to build a 4 inches (10cm) tension square. For my understnading this is measured by crocheting the single crochet stitches.

One of my top requirements in considering buying yarn is the wash temperature. I don’t really want to wash daily or common garments in another temperature. My normal washing temperature is 40 degrees. I am glad that this yarn is so I don’t need to worry about forgetting to separate them. It can be tumble dried and dry press only.

Women's Institute Premium Acrylic DK Yarn in Green showing back label

Each ball of yarn weighs 100g and it will give you a length of 250m.

The yarn is manufactured in Turkey exclusive to Hobbycrafts.

There about 20+ color variations for this yarn, not as much as competition yarns such as Paintbox and Sylecrafts.

What is my thoughts about the brand?

The yarn is the most expensive in the yarn brands I have. Each ball cost £2.30 (02/2021). Compare to other DK yarns Paintbox at £2.25, Stylecraft Special at £1.85, Red Heart Soft at £1.99, Marriner at £1.20, and the cheapest brand I have is £0.99p.

Yes it is premium, and you are paying for the quality. But Hobbycrafts always put them on offer 3 for 2 in which each ball will only cost you £1.53. That is a winning price!

Would I buy this again? Yes! But only if the offer is there. Anyone would always want a bargain.

Is this in my favourite list? Yes!


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