Worsted 60% Superwash Wool, 25% Polyamide, 15% Reflective Thread
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- 60% superwash wool, 25% polyamide, 15% reflective thread
- 50 g (1.8 oz)
- Yarn Length:
- 64 m (70 yds)
- Yarn Weight:
- Recommended needles:
- 5.0 mm (US 8)
- Knitting gauge:
- 15 stitches, 20 rows to 10 cm/4"
- Recommended crochet hook:
- 5.5 mm (US I-9) - 6 mm (US J-10)
- Care instructions:
- Machine washable on max 104℉ (40°C) with wool detergent. Never use fabric softener. Dry flat.
Starlight is a lovely, bulky wool mix twined with reflective thread. The reflective thread adds a subtle mixed look to the yarn, and will reflect strong sources of light in the dark (e.g. headlights of a car or flash from the camera). Perfect for those dark Winter months during which it is crucial to be seen in the traffic.
Starlight is easy to work with and works up fast when you knit hats, scarves or gloves with knitting needle size 8 (EU size 5). The wool is super-wash treated so you can easily machine wash it at 104℉ (40°C). Just remember to use wool care detergent and avoid fabric softener.
Please be aware that Starlight yarns are not safety approved for use in traffic. Even if you decided to knit yourself coveralls out of the yarn, it will only be supplementary - Starlight will never be able to replace a reflector or a high visibility reflective vest. So take care of yourself in traffic and ensure visibility with CE-approved reflective materials.
Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (16)
I'm used to softer acrylics and am only just venturing into other yarns, so I thought this might be a little softer. It's not very rough, but was more than I'd expected. Overall I really loved this yarn! The reflective part is so cool and I was looking all over online to find something like it. I wanted to make an infinity scarf with it that I can wear when I bicycle for extra reflection. The first version I made ended up too long/ narrow, so I frogged it. I was glad that the yarn held up to being undone and then redone so well. I might try the acrylic version of this next.
I found the starlight yarn to be very easy to handle. I had concerns that the reflectiveness would make it difficult to handle. I prefer mittens to gloves, so the yarn and the knitting pattern were perfect partners. I ordered another set of yarn to make my daughter a scarf and hat, but now she thinks she might want mittens also. I will be ordering from your site and recommending it to others. Service was amazingly fast for being shipped to the USA. I am a new fan on all levels.
I made my daughter a dark blue toque, The color and reflection is good, the light does have to hit it in the right way, I do like the thickness of the yarn.
Hobbi Is a wonderful company to deal with, the yarn was a little late getting here, but I appreciate the communication and customer service I received. I had emails to let me know it was on its way. I also love the free patterns and the selection of them, I will definitely continue to do business with you
Lovely, just worked this up into a hat.
Is not scratchy and nice to work with.
Does split a little.
Biggest annoyance is the low yardage (but I knew that going into the purchase.
Took approximately 1.5 skeins to make a hat.
But is a great yarn, and I love the reflective strands.
When I saw the promotion pictures I thought they had edited the shine in, but no this happens in my pictures too (with flash on)
I ordered the Starlight yarn to make hats & scarves for my grandkids. I love the look & feel of it. It was a bit thinner than I thought and the skeins not as quite as large as I’m used to but I’m a beginner-intermediate too. I know they are going to love them. I’m still working on them so no pictures at this time. Wish they came in larger skeins. Will be buying again for sure though.