Recently, I shared my overview review of some spring and summer yarns that are available from our friends at WeCrochet. If you missed it, check it out HERE. One yarn that was a part of that review was WeCrochet’s Shine Worsted yarn. As promised during the spring and summer yarns review, I will be doing an in-depth review of WeCrochet Shine today.
This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:
WeCrochet Shine Worsted Yarn:
- Current Number of Colourways Available: 33. Check them out HERE.
- Fiber Content: 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber
- Weight: 4 (Aran/Heavy Worsted)
- Package Size: 50g
- Yardage: 75 yd / 68 m
- Suggested Hook Size: 5.5 – 6.5mm (I – K)
- Suggested Needle Size: 4.0mm-5.5mm (US 6 – 9)
- Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4”
- Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts sts = 1″
- Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low
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Check out the video review of WeCrochet Shine Worsted yarn:
For this review, I checked out the Grapefruit, Pistashio and Blush colourways of Shine Worsted. Shine is a plied Pima Cotton/Modal natural beech wood fiber blend yarn that is soft and has a nice shine to it. The Pima Cotton lends this yarn it’s trademark softness while the Modal brings that shine for which this yarn is named. It’s machine washable and dryable which is always a big bonus in my books.
I can see this yarn making a great garment that feels amazing next to skin. The WeCrochet site recommends this yarn for baby items and I can totally see why they do. This yarn would be great for wearing next to skin for baby as it is so soft, I doubt it would cause any irritation to a baby’s sensitive skin. WeCrochet Shine Worsted yarn also comes in a sport weight yarn which is where I’d likely lean towards purchasing over the worsted weight as I think this yarn could feel heavy in larger garments. But it would be great for bags and other accesssories.
Below you can see my crochet swatches done with WeCrochet Shine Worsted yarn. As always, I worked with basic stitches, starting with single crochet, working some half double crochets and finishing with double crochet stitches. The yarn was pleasant to work with and I had minimal issues with splitting. I did have to put in some work to find a hook size that got me to that sweet spot between drape, stitch definition and a fabric that I liked the look of. If you’re following a crochet pattern though, that work has already been done for you though. My second swatch, done in Grapefruit, was done in tunisian simple stitch with an 8.0mm hook.
Overall, I enjoyed working with this yarn and will likely use mine for some smaller summer accessories or a baby project. If I had to choose between Shine and one of the other spring and summer yarns that I have reviewed so far though, I’d have to say I’d probably pick Comfy Worsted over this yarn just because you get more yardage to a ball for the same price. If you’d like to check out my Comfy Worsted yarn review you can find that HERE.
Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried WeCrochet Shine Worsted or Sport yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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