Deluxe Worsted Superwash
Physical Weight: 3.5 oz/ 100 grams
Yardage: 220 yds (200 meters)
Yarn Composition: Super Wash Wool - 100%
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Gauge: Knit 4 to 5 STS per inch; Crochet 2.75 to 3.5 STS per inch.
Recommended Needles (US):7.0, 8.0, 9.0
Recommended Hooks (US):I-9, J-10, K-10.5
Care Instructions: machine wash - warm, do not bleach, tumble dry - low heat, do not iron, dryclean - any solvent
Color Palette: 57 Colors
Pattern Support: 17 free patterns and several purchasable patterns from Universal Yarn.
For the crochet swatch Deluxe Worsted Superwash was a pleasure to crochet with. The yarns willingness to compress and re-expand made crocheting with it extremely easy. Stitch definition was crisp and the resulting posts maintained a really nice squishy quality instead of being overly dense.
When it came to the Abuse Olympics the yarn varied in its placings. In the Repeated Frogging competition Deluxe Worsted Superwash took to frogging two to three times with minimal fuzzing however by the fourth the yarn is starting to show that it has been frog. When it comes to un-knitting the yarn works beautifully. The stitches come apart just as easily as they went together so this yarn is extremely user friendly when you need to back out some stitches and then move on.
Making a Project
One of the reasons I chose this patter was it allowed me to use the yarn in both stockinette, seed stitch and cables all in one shot. The yarn worked very well across the board. The yarns desire to expand to original size after being compressed made working seed stitch a real treat.
The pricing for this yarn is in line with the other major superwash yarns on the market (actually the MSRP is $0.50 less than the other "big guns") as is the yardage making it a viable option for those seeking a yarn to work with.
In the end when looking for a superwash yarn I would not hesitate to look at the offerings of Deluxe Worsted Superwash when looking for a color to use in making a project. The yarn is definitely above average and will make a really nice finished product. This earns Deluxe Worsted Superwash by Universal Yarn a solid four out of five stitch markers.