I was recently sent some of the new yarn called Chroma Twist Worsted Weight from We Crochet (crochet.com) to try out and I decided to share with you my experience working with it in this Chroma Twist Worsted Weight Yarn Review.
This yarn was provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.
Chroma Twist Worsted Weight is, like the name suggests a worsted weight, size 4 yarn. The yarn strand changes from thick to thin in order to mimic handspun yarn and per the We Crochet website, no two balls are the same. Normally I’m not a huge fan of yarns that change from thick to thin throughout the skein but the change between the thick and thin spots wasn’t overly noticeable as I worked through my swatches. When I went back and looked at my swatches, the spots where the yarn got thinner were almost indistinguishable. I did do a closed stitch pattern for my swatches so this may be more noticeable in an open stitch pattern.
Chroma Twist Worsted Weight is a 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon blend. It currently comes in a 100g ball which contains 218 yards of yarn. It’s machine washable and dryable, which is a feature that I can always appreciate!
The recommended hook sizes for this yarn is 5.5mm – 6.5mm (4mm – 5.5mm needle for all you knitters out there). The gauge information on the label (using the recommended hook/needle sizes) are as follows:
- Crochet Gauge: 11 – 14 SCs = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1″
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This yarn is a two-ply twist yarn where two plies from the same colourway are twisted together. This ply is more visually obvious in some spots of the yarn than others but overall the because the twists are from the same colourway, it creates a more subtle change to the colours than other twisted yarns I’ve worked with, like Lion Brand Mandala Tweed (see my review of that yarn HERE).
Check out the video version of this review below:
Chroma Twist Worsted Weight Colour Transition
The colour transition in the Chroma Twist Worsted Weight was very subtle and created a gorgeous ombre effect. I was sent two colours to try, Wednesday and Narwal. I worked on my swatches after the kids went to bed one evening and while making my swatch with the Wednesday colourway, I kept waiting to notice the colour transition. The next morning when I had better lighting, I noticed the beautiful fade from charcoal grey to light grey in my swatch. The change happened so subtlely that you can barely even tell where the colour transitioned from one to the next. The same thing happened with the Narwhal colourway. Subtle, beautiful colour transition. Currently on the We Crochet website, there are 10 different colourways available in this yarn.
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What Does it Feel Like?
Let’s chat about how this yarn feels. I hear from a lot of people that they are hesitant to order yarn online because they want to be able to touch the yarn. I get it. I’m a serial yarn squisher and have definitely put off some online orders just because I wasn’t sure if I would like how it felt.
My first impression beyond thinking about how pretty the yarn was, was surprise at how soft it felt. For a yarn with 70% wool content, this yarn is much softer than I expected. I’d happily wear an item made from this yarn next to bare skin. It wasn’t scratchy and was thoroughly enjoyable to work with. It has some serious squish factor and I’m hoping to begin working on a design with this yarn shortly.
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