Novelty Yarns

Novelty yarns are yarns that are designed with a special effect. This can be in the form of a thin reflector strand in the yarn, and you could for example knit or crochet a hat, shirt or vest that would make you more visible in traffic. It can also be a glitter thread that you add to your yarn project to achieve a glittery effect.

The many features of novelty yarn

The great thing about knitting or crocheting with a reflective thread is, that the reflection is not seen in daylight, but only when darkness falls, and therefore it doesn’t affect your various patterns in a negative way. There are many different versions of novelty yarn, so you can choose whether to use reflective yarn, reflector strand or glitter thread. So, you decide how big the effect should be on your crochet or knitting project.

In the long, cold winter months, novelty yarn is close to being your best friend. If you are one of the many people who daily go to work or school while it’s still dark outside, the reflective yarn or even the reflector strand can help you be more visible in traffic. It would also make sense to crochet or knit hats, mittens, sweaters, vests or scarves for your children, so they also are more likely to be to be seen in traffic.

Good for everyday life

As mentioned above, novelty yarn is very suitable for making yours and your children’s movements in traffic safer. Some may think that it's unnecessary to crochet sweaters, vests, scarves, etc.  with reflective yarn for their children, as most children often have a reflector on their jacket. However, this could become covered by a backpack or a scarf and with a crocheted or knitted hat made with reflective yarn, this is no longer a worry.

But, this is not just about traffic safety, so we would also love to tell you a little about our glitter thread. Our glitter thread can help add some extra colour to your day, or just give a little oomph to a slightly boring shirt or blouse. The glitter thread can be found in both gold and silver, so whether you like one or the other, we've got something for you.

Order your novelty yarn online - easy and quick
At we strive to be one of the best and fastest at delivering novelty yarn and yarn accessories. Therefore, you will always get your parcel within three business days of ordering online. We take pride in keeping a high standard in our customer service department and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have questions about our products. We always provide full right of return on goods ordered on our web shop.


You are always welcome to contact us if you have questions about our novelty yarns or need help ordering. You can contact us via our contact form and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. Or you can call us on 0045 31 86 33 57 or email We look forward to welcoming you as our customer.

What our customers say about Novelty Yarns


I love this yarn for making dish scrubbies but I'm so disappointed that Hobbii will no longer be stocking it : (

Donna Benson

I am making a Christmas garland and this yarn will provide the glitz! It was just what I've been looking for.

Julie l'Ecuyer

Wow just wonderful scrubby yarn...its my favorite...very easy to crochet with..

Donna M Blackwell

Very good quality and beautiful colors. Order came so fast too. Love this site!

Donna M Blackwell

Am so happy with the beautiful colors and fantastic guality

Patti Trafton

Love this yarn beautiful colors good quality

Dawn Uselton

I was gifted 3 balls of this for Mother's Day , my son bought it for me! I picked out the Venus colorway, I love the shifting colors in this yarn! I am teaching myself to knit. I have started on the first ball and love the sparkle that it has! It is not scratchy at all, but very soft and is knitting up unbelievably! I'm making a simple garter stitch shawl and hope to use at least two of the three balls in it. I like really big shawls. The 3rd ball I may crochet into a smaller triangle shawl for a neck wrap. I can't wait to order more in different colors.

Delta Rhodes

Love, Love, Love... Ordered Asteroids and Funky Unicorn Dreams this time. The colors in Funky Unicorn Dreams are darker then in the picture but absolutely Stunning. Asteroids color is darker then in the picture but still stunning. I wish there where more colors and the yarn was a worsted weight yarn, so it would be easier to work with because of my arthritis.


There's a slight scratchiness due to the reflective ribbon running through it, but that's unavoidable and I find this yarn softer than most other "sparkle" yarns I've tried before. More importantly, the colors are phenomenal, and it's a breeze to crochet with. I've already ordered a second color!


I just received 2 balls of these lovely colored yarns a few days ago & my goodness, again they are soooo soft ! No wonder I can't stop buying yarns from you guys at Hobbii ! Good job, guys ! Kind regards, Lia, Auckland, NZ.

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