Yarn Review – Lily Sugar'n'Cream

Stats
Name: Lily Sugar’n’Cream Ombre
Price: from £2.50 for the solids up to around £4 for Ombres, Scents, etc.
Ball Weight: from 55g for prints to around 71g for solids
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 94 yards for prints, 119 yards for solids
Fibre Blend: 100% Cotton
You can find my project using this yarn here.

What Are the Yarns Benefits
There is a huge choice of patterns, prints, colours and even smells. And a lot of them will match up across ranges, so you can mix and match further.
This yarn is very robust and works up very quickly. It makes perfect dish cloths, tea towels and face scrubbies, as well as Octos.
It can be washed at high heat so from a hygiene point of view it would be great for children’s toys.
What Are Its Drawbacks
As they are American the weights of the balls are really weird! Not a huge problem but it means you have to think a little harder when doing the maths around a pattern.
This yarn is really rough on your hands – it makes your hands feel quite dry.
As is so robust and thick I don’t think it would make especially good garments – it wouldn’t have much drape of much stretch.
It was also quite splitty when I was crocheting it.
Finally, some of these yarns are not colourfast – watch out for the yarns containing indigo dye.
My Rating
Versatility (does it have multiple uses?) – 6/10
Wearability (how comfortable is it to wear) – 5/10
Workability (how nice is it to work with?) – 5/10
Final Score – 16/30

Yarn Review – Stylecraft Special DK Chunky

Stats
Name: Stylecraft Special DK Chunky
Price: £1.80 to £1.90
Ball Weight: 100g
Yarn Weight: Chunky
Yardage: 157 yards
Fibre Blend: 100% Acrylic
You can find my project using this yarn here.


What Are the Yarns Benefits
First of all this yarn comes in 35 shades so you are bound to find something suitable for you for any project.
It works up super quickly – I managed to finish crocheting a Hat in just 2 hours and a matching scarf in approximately 3 hours, so it’s great if you need to whip something up on short notice.
It is surprisingly soft – you can tell its acrylic but it isn’t itchy of squeaky, making quite a cosy and warm hat.
It is machine washable, so would make it perfect for blankets and garments.
What Are Its Drawbacks
It does have a little of that acrylic sheen to it – it is clear that it is acrylic so is perhaps not suited for more discerning projects.
Consistent with other acrylic yarns, it is a little fuzzy, meaning the stitch definition isn’t as crisp.
Other than that there really aren’t any other drawbacks to this yarn. It is great value for money and does its job well.
My Rating
Versatility (does it have multiple uses?) – 9/10
Wearability (how comfortable is it to wear) – 8/10
Workability (how nice is it to work with?) – 7/10
Final Score – 24/30

Yarn Review – King Cole Giza Sorbet

Stats
Name: King Cole Giza Sorbet
Price: £2.99
Ball Weight: 50g
Yarn Weight: 4ply
Yardage: 173 yards
Fibre Blend: 100% cotton
You can find my project using this yarn here.

What Are the Yarns Benefits
First of all, the colours are lovely. There are 10 colourways to choose from and they are all equally lovely. Because the colour pallets are quite subdued and gentle, you get a lovely subtle pattern in your work. Its great if you want to give a bit more visual texture to a fairly repetitive stitch pattern. 
It is lovely and light to work with. I imagine it would make a lovely light summer top. Or a delicate wrap or shawl. 
It glides over the hook smoothly and has a wonderful sleek sheen to it and the stitch definition is just beautiful.
What Are Its Drawbacks
I cant really see any drawbacks. It is quite thin so I personally found it hard to grip. It aggravated my carpal tunnel syndrome. But this is more a fault on my part than a drawback to the yarn. 
My Rating
Versatility (does it have multiple uses?) – 8/10
Wearability (how comfortable is it to wear) – 7/10
Workability (how nice is it to work with?) – 8/10
Final Score – 23/30