I got this yarn a while ago after receiving some credit to the Cephalopod Yarns shop. I loved the color, and figured I’d take the chance to try a nice new yarn.
I got two skeins, and so far have made a hat and a cowl using similar-but-different patterns. I’m planning to use the rest on a pair of matching mittens or fingerless gloves in an as-yet-undetermined pattern this fall or winter.
I like this yarn a lot, and feel like it’s a good value for the money.
So far, neither my hat nor my cowl is showing signs of pilling, which is fantastic because this is a nice, soft yarn, and soft yarns are often pilly. I can’t speak to how this yarn would hold up in a higher-wear object like a sweater, but at least for hats and scarves it seems to wear very nicely.
Overall, I give this yarn a 10 out of 10, and definitely recommend it!
- The colors – As usual, one of my pros is the colors. I like the range of colors offered by CY, and I like that the names of each color are tailored to the base, with the colorways for Traveller being named after places.
- Lack of pilling – So far, I haven’t run into a lot of pilling yet. We’ll see once I make something more hard-wearing, but as of now I haven’t had any issues.
- Stitch definition – I’ve made two cabled projects with this yarn, and the stitch definition is great. My cables pop out of my projects, and the texture difference between knits and purls shows up beautifully.
- None – Honestly, I can’t really think of any cons!