Fiber Content: 70% Merino wool, 30% Silk
Weight: DK Weight
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts=1" on #5-6 needles (3.75mm - 4.0mm)
Crochet Gauge: 12–17 sc = 4'' on 7-I hooks (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat
Color Palette: 24 Colors
First Impression of Gloss DK
Swatching with Gloss DK
For the Crochet Swatch Gloss DK was a pure joy. The fabric, while looking like it would be dense is quite light which really impressed me. It is so easy for crochet fabric to be heavy due to its nature. Gloss lends itself well to crochet because it gives such a nice full defined stitch while being quite light in physical weight overall.
For the Abuse Olympics Gloss DK was an mid-level contender. It stood up well to minimal frogging, After about three frogs there was some fuzzing starting to happen so it is not a fiber that you want to do a lot of ripping with however it does unknit like a dream so backing out stitches to fix something is effortless.
Making a Project with Gloss DK
Final Thoughts on Gloss DK
Looking at the yardage to price ratio, 123 yards at $6.49, and then translating that into a larger item such as an adult sweater or afghan, in my opinion, it become a bit on the expensive side not to mention all the extra tails to weave in. I would, and again this falls into the personal likes category, like to see the yardage be more along the rage of 175 to 200 yards per ball and the price adjusted up accordingly. This would then open up the range of one skein projects much more and have me more open to considering it for larger scale items. As it stands an adult hat would require getting two balls to complete.
In the end, even with the pricing/yardage, I would have no issues using this yarn again especially for baby items. It was simply too luscious not to. I would even be willing to use two balls to make an adult hat. Those who appreciate a beautifully blended fiber will at first touch fall in love with this yarn.