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    Gloss Fingering Weight Yarn Review

    Two hanks of We Crochet Gloss Fingering Yarn with some crochet accessories and the We Crochet Magazine.
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    It’s another yarn review Saturday here on the blog and today I’m sharing my review of the Gloss Fingering Weight Yarn from We Crochet. I’ve been absolutely loving working with fingering weight yarns since I tried Hawthorne Fingering Weight yarn earlier this year. I found out that it doesn’t take nearly as long as I feared it would to make things with it so I decided that I needed to try all the fingering weight yarns now.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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    Before we get into it, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:

    We Crochet Gloss Fingering Weight:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 18. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk
    • Weight: 1 (Fingering)
    • Ball Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 220 yd / 201 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 2.5 – 3.5 mm (B – E)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 2.25 – 3.25mm (US 1 – 3)
    • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″
    • Care: Hand Wash, Lay Flat to Dry
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    Two hanks of yarn with some crochet hooks and accessories

    I have the Harvest and Captain colourways of Gloss Fingering yarn to check out and they are GOR-GEOUS. This yarn is aptly named Gloss because it has a beautiful, yet subtle sheen to it and paired with the gorgeously bold colours, it’s just beautiful. There are 18 different colours available in this yarn and I would use every single one of them in my wardrobe. A top made in the Masala, Navy and Zinc colourways? YES PLEASE!

    The yarn is put up in hanks and first impressions upon picking one up was that it felt soft yet sturdy. I had expected it to be a bit softer because of the silk content. I’ve been surprised before by yarns so I grabbed my hooks and got started.

    Crocheting with Gloss Fingering Weight

    Crocheting with Gloss Fingering Weight was a smooth ride from start to finish. The yarn strand has a nice tight ply so it wasn’t prone to splitting while I worked with it. Once I started to work this yarn up, I noticed that it felt softer to the touch than it did in the hank. The sheen in the swatches was subtle and gave a nice depth to the colour. Stitch definition was good and the drape in my tunisian sample was great. I’m a bit of a tight crocheter and think the drape in my basic crochet swatch would be better if I went up a hook size or two from the one I selected for my sample. I really liked the tunisian crochet sample swatch with this yarn but I think I want to do another one with cables as I bet cables would look fab in this yarn.

    Gloss fingering yarn in harvest worked up in a crochet swatch

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    The colourway Captain did leave some colour transfer on my hands that wasn’t great. I didn’t have anything like that happen with the Harvest colourway however. I think this likely happened due to how dark the Captain colourway is dyed. It washed off my hands easily enough and I know to wash this separately to ensure any bleeding colours don’t affect my other laundry. Since this yarn requires that things be hand washed, this isn’t a big deal since I do hand wash items on their own anyways.

    Gloss fingering yarn worked up in a tunisian crochet swatch

    This wasn’t my favourite We Crochet yarn but it was still a lovely yarn to work with. Honestly, I’ve tried so many great yarns from We Crochet it’s hard to choose a favourite. Gloss Fingering is a yarn that I’d probably indulge in if I wanted to make something that was a bit of a luxury item or as a gift for someone. It would be great for shawls, garments or acccessories.

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    Rhichard Devrieze Yarns Sirocco Yarn Review

    Sirocco Yarn in Blue Bunting and Opal Oz from Rhichard Debrieze Yarns
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    This week I have the opportunity to review a yarn from a local indie dyer Rhichard Devrieze Yarns. I met Rhichard at a local yarn event and was fortunate enough to be provided with some of his Sirocco yarn to review and design with.

    This yarn has been provided to me free of charge from Rhichard Devrieze Yarns but all opinions are my own.

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    More About Rhichard Devrieze Yarns

    Rhichard Devrieze Yarns based out of Ontario and currently carries yarn on 4 different bases: Fynn (worsted weight), Peppino (fingering weight), Sirocco (DK) and Thede (fingering weight). You can find his work on his site: rhichard.com. There is an impressive amount of colourways available and it was truly difficult for me to make a selection. Every time I thought I was close to picking a colour or two, I’d find another one that I liked.

    Two hanks of sirocco yarn from Rhichard Devrieze yarns on top of a book with a coffee and some crochet accessories.

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    I ended up with the colourways Oz Opal and Indigo Bunting. I love blues and the Indigo Bunting is a bright, solid blue colour so I was drawn to it immediately. When I saw it was named after a bird I like, the decision was made for me. Rhichard has a lot of really gorgeous stippled yarns and I knew I was going to have to use one of those in a design. The Oz Opal colour way drew my eye and it has some of same blue as the Indigo Bunting in it so I thought they’d pair nicely. The Oz Opal has shades of pink, yellow, purple, blue and green and everything about this colourway appealed to me. I’m one of those weirdos people that lets the yarn “speak” to them and Oz told me to bring it home so I did.

    Sirocco Yarn Label Info

    Each 110g hank of Sirocco yarn contains 267 yards/244 meters of DK weight yarn. The yarn is made of 100% superwash merino wool. The label indicates that a 5 – 7 US/3.5mm – 4.5mm knitting needle would be appropriate for this yarn. I’ll probably be using a crochet hook from this range up to possibly a 5mm hook with this yarn for my project.

    Swatching, Working with the Yarn & Thoughts

    Hand Dyed yarn crochet swatch.

    I did the above pictured swatch with a 4.0mm Furls crochet hook and it turned out beautifully. I used the Opal Oz colourway and the I really like the way the colours worked up, particularly in the double crochet section. I will likely go up a hook size or two from the 4.0mm I used for the swatch as I’d like to have a bit more fluidity in my fabric for what I have in mind. The yarn strand was tightly plied so I didn’t experience any splitting at all and the stitch definition is absolutely beautiful. Overall the yarn was an absolute pleasure to work with and I won’t hesitate to check out any of Rhichard’s other yarns in future.

    close up image of crochet swatch done in opal oz sirocco yarn from Rhichard Devrieze Yarns



    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with these yarns and I can’t wait to start my design! I have so many ideas for them that it’s going to be hard to decide I think. If you have any suggestions or requests for a pattern you’d like to see using these two yarns together, y’all know I’d love to hear it! Let me know in the comment section below.

    Sirroco yarn from Rhichard Devrieze Yarns in Opal Oz worked up in a crochet swatch.
    Sirroco yarn from Rhichard Devrieze Yarns in Opal Oz worked up in a crochet swatch.

    Find Rhichard Debrieze Yarns Online

    Thank you to Rhichard of Rhichard Devrieze Yarns for supplying these beauties and the opportunity to design with them. If you would like to check out Rhichard’s yarns, here’s where you can find Rhichard Devrieze Yarns online:

    Website/On-line Store: Rhichard.com
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    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn Review

    Swish Worsted Yarn from We Crochet in three different colours with a lime furls crochet hook.
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    I was recently sent some Swish Worsted Weight yarn from We Crochet (crochet.com) for a design and I decided to share with you my experience working with it in this Swish Worsted Weight Yarn Review.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn in Wonderland Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Rainforest Heather. and Copper
    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn (from left to right) in Wonderland Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Rainforest Heather. and Copper

    Swish Worsted Weight is, like the name suggests a worsted weight, size 4 yarn. Swish Worsted weight is sold in 50g skeins and a 50g skein contains 100 yards of yarn. This yarn is 100% fine superwash merino wool which means it is machine washable and dryable. Let’s get into the knitty gritty of the label before we get into the review so we know more about what we’re talking about.

    We Crochet Swish Worsted Weight:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 33. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool
    • Weight: 4 (medium)
    • Ball Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 100 yd / 91.44 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 5.5 – 6.5 mm (I – K)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 4 – 5.5mm (US 6 – 9)
    • Crochet Gauge: 11 – 14 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1″
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    First off, I want to talk about just how many colourways are available for this yarn. I got to try 4 different colourways and they were all absolutely beautiful. I got Wonderland Heather, Copper, Cobblestone Heather, and the Rainforest Heather. I am a total sucker for a beautifully heathered yarn and these are no exception. The Wonderland Heather and the Rainforest Heather were my favouriets. The heathering just adds so much depth to these colours and I just can’t get enough of them. There are a few other coloursways I’ve got my eye on on their site because I’m probably going to need to make a few more things soon with this yarn.

    rainforest heather yarn close up
    close up image of wonderland heather swish worsted weight yarn

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    How Does It Feel?

    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.

    Throw any ideas of scratchy wool out the window because this yarn is buttery soft. According to the We Crochet site, it’s made using a high grade merino wool (20.5) microns. This is the high end of the fine merino wool grading scale which means it’s really soft but still very durable and can be suitable for outerwear garments, if that’s your thing. This yarn is so soft, that I’d be confident making something for a baby to wear next to skin without concern that it would be irritating to their skin. I have a pattern coming out soon using this yarny delight and I’ve worn these items next to skin and it was absolutely delightful.

    Drape? Stitch Definition?

    I absolutely loved working with Swish Worsted Weight. It has good stitch definition without being too soft or to harsh. And the drape? Lovely. Just lovely. I used a 5mm crochet hook for my design and after I blocked it, I fell in love. I am hoping to start another design with it soon with a larger hook and I can’t wait to get started. I can just imagine what it’ll look and feel like and it’s dreamy.

    Close up image of the stitch definition in a crochet swatch using this yarn

    If worsted weight yarn isn’t necessarily what you’re after, We Crochet also offers this yarn in DK and Bulky weights. They also have Swish Fingering weight but that’s only available in bare yarn currently. I loved this yarn and the fact that it’s machine washable means that it’ll be working it’s way into my regular rotation of faves that I reach for when crocheting.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Swish Worsted Weight yarn yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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