So, this is my first yarn review and I don’t entirely know what makes a good review for this type of product. I’ve done my best, but if you notice something that needs to be addressed in future reviews, please let me know. I want to provide informative reviews for everyone to get the best sense of the product possible.
Vanna’s Choice yarn is an economic yarn that is 100% acrylic and made by Lion Brand.
It’s cheap, it’s only a little more expensive than Red Heart Supersaver yarn, but it is MUCH softer. If you’re used to working with softer yarns, like those made of wool, alpaca, or cashmere, it’s going to feel very rough, however, for low budget projects and for beginners, I think it’s the perfect yarn. There’s a nice variety of colors and it’s in a worsted weight, so there’s a nice thickness to it. It holds its shape fairly well, given the price and it’s not at all difficult to work with. While you can technically work straight from the skein, I tend to roll my skeins into a ball before use. Vanna’s Choice doesn’t stick to itself and seems pretty difficult to knot up in any way. The yarn works well for what it is and is great for those that want to create a quick project.
Well, it’s definitely not as soft as other yarns, even in the synthetic variety. Your color selection is also going to be much smaller and the colors that are available do require a certain preference. Those that are warm seem to be highly saturated, meaning that the colors can be rather in your face. The orange is really orange, the yellow is really yellow. The cool colors (blues, greens, purples) are most often of the “dusty” variety, meaning that you’re going to have a faded/muted looking color. Keep in mind, I’m mostly referring to what you will find at your local craft store. You can find a fuller assortment of colors on Amazon, but being forced to buy on like can be a big negative for some. The yarn does tend to stretch, but starts to lose its shape after a couple of significant tugs (at least in my experience, but my stash of this yarn was given to me by someone who had them for years and never touched them).
Should you buy this yarn?
If you are new to any type of yarn craft, yes! It’s soft enough to be wearable and there are some very pretty colors to create a lovely piece. I would also recommend it for those who need to do bigger projects on a budget, as I don’t think the yarn is bad quality for its price point and you can still make something nice with it. If you are looking for something luxurious, however, look for a natural fiber, you’ll get a nicer yarn (although it will be much more expensive).
Is your interest piqued? Check out the Vanna Yarn below to buy it from Amazon.