Recently I had been looking for reviews for another yarn from Ice Yarns, but couldn’t find many. So I decided that whenever I use one of their yarns I will give a review. Hopefully that will help somebody else who might have questions.
Pastel Cotton is a #4 worsted weight 50% cotton/ 50% acrylic blend yarn. Each ball weighs 50 grams (1.76 oz) and must be purchased in 8 packs.
The colorway that I used was the Pink Orchid Gold Cream.
I had two concerns when I purchased this: 1) Was it scratchy? 2) Would it easily glide on my hook?
This is definitely not a scratchy yarn. Ice Yarns uses a nice acrylic so that when it mixes with the cotton it gives it a fuzzy texture. I used this for a garment and I don’t think the recipient should have any issue with it being uncomfortable to wear. I am actually thinking about using the other colorway that I bought (Purple Blue Shades) to make a lacy open-weave top to wear over tank tops or turtle necks when you need just that little extra bit of warmth.
I didn’t have any trouble with this yarn snagging on my hook. The cotton and acrylic are twisted together enough that there aren’t any loose strands to catch or split. In fact, this yarn was easier to crochet with than the acrylic yarn that I’m currently using on a different project. The Pastel Cotton glides so smoothly over your hook that you might be surprised at how quickly you go through an entire ball.
One other concern that some might have is how the color works up overall. This isn’t your typical variegated where you have runs of colors. Instead, it’s more of a motley mash-up of color.
The bright pink definitely stands out, but I didn’t feel like I was getting any color pooling at all. I used a magic knot to add each ball of yarn so that I didn’t have many ends to weave in when I was finished. I really like how the color worked up in this pattern.
I honestly can’t think of anything that I dislike about it. It might be nice if it came in a bigger center-pull skein, but that’s about all I would change.
If you’re looking for a nice cotton/acrylic yarn then I would definitely recommend the Pastel Cotton! I think that it works great for garments and anything else that your skin is going to touch. I give it five out of five stars.