Yarn Review: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering – Multi & Kettle Dyed

14 Apr

When I designed my Double Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern, I needed a warm, machine washable, fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition to highlight the lace pattern. I wanted the stitch pattern to shine. I didn’t want to use a multicolored yarn that would distract from the stitch pattern, but I didn’t exactly want a solid colored yarn, either. I decided to try Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Kettle Dyed Delphinium colorway, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. It was the perfect yarn for my scarf. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought several more skeins (and will probably buy more in the future). So here’s my review of the Knit Picks Hawthorne Yarn.

I have the Multi and Kettle Dyed varieties. Since the time I purchased mine, Knit Picks has released a new line of Hawthorne yarn: Speckles!


Hawthorne Fingering Multi Yarn


Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye Yarn


Pros:

> Comes in many beautiful, Hand-Painted colorways
My scarf is made from the Kettle Dyed Delphinium color. Also shown in the video are Hazelwood, Vancouver, and Kettle Dyed Turkish Delight.
> Very reasonably priced, especially compared to similar yarns from other brands
> Made from soft Superwash Wool, so you can machine-wash the finished project
> High amount of twist, so it…
– Does not pill when washed
I have washed and blocked my scarf, and it looks just as good as when it first came off the needles. Pilling results from the surface “fuzz” that is created when projects from most yarns are washed. The tight twist in this yarn prevents the “fuzz” from getting loose.
– Does not split when you are knitting or crocheting with it
– Gives great stitch definition
– Is more durable and will last longer than yarns with less twist

Cons:
> Comes in a hank, so you have to wind it yourself before using it

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting my scarf with this yarn, and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Double Chevron Lace Scarf - Knitting Pattern by Yay For Yarn

I highly recommend this yarn and look forward to making many more projects with it in the future.

Have you ever used Hawthorne yarn? What did you think of it?
Happy Yarning! 🙂

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