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Fall is coming and I am so excited! It’s my favorite season, the food, the colors, sweaters, boots, cold weather, and fires. I love it all and that means I’m making sweaters and all things warm. I needed a dk weight yarn for a sweater I wanted to make for myself, and I don’t normally use dk weight, but when I found this Baby Bee Sweet Delight I knew it was perfect. My sweater came out stunning, plus super soft and cozy. Now, I have to share this amazing find with all of you.
This is a dk/3 weight yarn, with a suggested knitting needle size of 6/4mm, and crochet hook size of 7/4.5mm. I, however, preferred using a h/5.00mm hook. Each skein has a weight of 4oz/115g, and a length of 377yards/345meters. It has a fiber content of 60% acrylic, 40% polyamide combination. It can be found at Hobby Lobby for $5.29, in 45 beautiful colors. A huge plus, it’s also machine wash and dry able.
This is baby yarn, which means its soft and mean really soft. I made the most amazing sweater using this yarn, and it came out so soft and comfortable. I have also made baby blanket and lovies, and they have held up pretty well through all the washing and dragging around. They have become softer and pill, but have only become more loved with age. This is great yarn to use for patterns that have a lot of texture, it highlights the textures without being stiff and rough. It might be a light/dk weight yarn, but don’t let that fool into thinking I’s not warm. I was surprised by the warmth of the baby blanket, and the sweater.
This yarn is super soft and a slightly silky, which you don’t really notice till you are working with it. It’s ever so slight silky texture, has cause keeping a consistent tension to be more difficult than usual. The spinning on this yarn is also a little loose than the majority of yarn I work with, causing a lot of splitting. I like to watch a movie, or sometimes chat with some while working on a simple pattern, but not with this yarn. I need to be paying more attention to my tension and watching for splitting, otherwise I end up with several stitches hanging on by one thread, and different sizes.
This maybe a baby yarn, but don’t let that stop you from using on projects other than for baby. Although it does make marvelous baby dresses, blankets, hats, sweaters, lovies, socks and booties, it has many other possibilities too. The amazing sweater I made, which in an up coming Wonderland in Knots pattern, for one example, plus tops, hats, mittens, socks, slippers, scarves, home decor, pet sweater/collars, I could keep going.
Some projects that this yarn might not work well for are: washcloths, drying mats, scrubbies, cup/bottle cozies, bags, and hair towels. These are all items that get heavy use, and absorbency is important, and this yarn can handle neither of those. It’ll wear out and weaken quickly under heavy use or scrubbing and it’s not very absorbent. For those types of projects you need a cotton.
I love this yarn, it really only has 2 downsides. It’s only available at Hobby Lobby, which for some can be hard to get to, and its price at $5.29 each. For some of us stocking up on this yarn will be a pretty penny, between the gas mileage and the price. However, when I find I have the extra money or they go on sale, I will be stocking up. Till then, I will have to be content with only purchasing a single projects
Those 45 inspiring colors, just send my mind twirling with ideas, options, and designs. I really enjoy working with yarn, but I love the finished out look. I hope I have answered all you question about Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn, if I have missed any please ask in the comments. I would to hear your thoughts and see your Sweet Delight projects.