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If you are looking for a great yarn for your summer garments or to work with on the coming hot summer days, then you need to read my Patons Grace yarn review.
School ends for the summer in a few weeks and I do not know where the time has gone. Summer to me means switching up my yarns for lighter fibers that breathe, and Patons Grace is perfect for summer.
Patons Grace is a mercerized cotton yarn, but what does that mean? Mercerization is a treatment process to permanetly swell and straighten the fibers. This provides many benefits, such as:
- renders the cotton stronger and highly reflective with a silklike surface
- more receptive to dye
- less susceptible to mildew
After going through this process they are spun into yarn, and the yarn created in denser with less air trapped in the strand of yarn. Garments created with mercerized cotton yarn are cooler, breathe wonderfully, and and feel silky soft against your skin.
Let’s start with all the info on the label we need to know.
- 100% Mercerized Cotton
- Approx. 136yds / 125m per skein
- Made in Macedonia – I think that is interesting..
- Net Weight – 1.75oz / 50g
- Light Weight – 3
- Suggested Hook – F/3.75mm
- Suggested Needle – 5/3.75mm
Althought this is a cotton, because of the merceization process you cannot wash it in the washing machine and dryer with everything else, so keep that in mind. However, I often use this yarn for amigurumi projects and have thrown those in the washing machine and dryer with other thing without issue.
This yarn will shink in the dryer! I have washed garments made with this cotton in the washing machine on the gentle cycle, and they have been fine, but you must lay them flat to dry, being sure to flip them over, so both sides dry thoroughly.
I have used Patons Grace yarn in so many ways; it is a very versatile yarn, some of my favorite ways to use this yarn to make summer garments, amigurumi toys, baby items, and summer decor projects. Let me tell you about a few of the patterns that I have used recently and in the past.
- The Chloe Summer Dress/Tunic for toddlers brought us by Rebecca Lueck of Adorkable Crochet. You can find her pattern for sale on Ravelry or on Etsy for $5, which I think is a reasonable price.
- Lalylala amigurumi dolls are on my crochet bucket list, and I have found this yarn is perfect for her patterns. You can find these patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, and Lalylala.com
- The Tiered Dress by Mon Petit Violon is adorable, and the dress I made using Paton Grace came out gorgeous. Her patterns can be found on Ravelry.
Where you can find it
Patons Grace yarn is actually very easy to find online, but in stores, I seem to struggle. Joann’s and Micheal’s the two local stores to me that carry this yarn, but I can never find it at Joann’s. It is placed in a weird spot and I always manage to miss it. Also, the color selection in stores at both places is pretty slim.
It can be found online at Amazon for $7.34 (I was surprised by this one), Micheal’s for $4.99, Joann’s for $5.99, Yarnspirations for $6, and Knitting Warehouse for $4.84, just to give you an idea of the pricing. If you use the Honey app, you can get some great deals on this yarn.
My Final Thoughts
I think this yarn is wonderful for the summer months, and hot an humid climates. It breathes beautifully, and help wick moisture away, keeping you cooler and more comfortable.
If you give it a try or have loved it for years, I would love to hear your thoughts and see your projects. You can share them in the comment section below, on my Facebook page, or on Instagram. I can’t wait to hear from you.
If you would like to learn more about cotton yarns, check out my post All About Cotton- All FAQ Answered. Or If you are interested in learning more about plant-based fibers, check this one All About Natural Plant Fiber Yarns.