Fiber: 87% Superwash Wool, 10% Acrylic, 3% Polyester
Yardage: 208 yds (190 m)
Physical Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Gauge:18 sts=4" (10 cm)
Recommended Needle Size: US #7-8 (5.4 - 5.0 mm)
Wash: Machine Wash Cool - Gentle Cyle
Tumble Dry Cool
Price: $9.00 to $10.00 online
Color Palette: 23 Colors
Pattern Support: 6 Free Patterns from the Cascade Yarns website.
For the crochet swatch I found the yarn worked up really nicely. The posts had great definition and the stitches were not overly dense. Movement was clean and simple and I could see this particular fiber being used in crochet as well as knit.
This yarn withstood the Abuse Olympics extremely well. It did not begin to show signs of minimal fuzzing until after 5 frogs. When it came to unknitting the yarn came apart cleanly without issues.
Making a Project
As I worked the project I could see this being well suited for late Fall and Winter items. It has that feel to it and the overall color palette is right there for those seasons.
When you consider the price of $9 to $10 a skein AND Cascade's generous yardage (208 yards) for a specialty yarn you can do really well on a budget. Overall, putting personal preferences aside, this is a good quality yarn which will work up into a large array of projects well. This gets Hollywood a solid above average rating at four out of five stitch markers.