Looking for a chunky, easy-care, wool blend yarn? The luxurious Hue & Me from Lion Brand Yarn is a great option! This in-depth review can help you decide whether to add this yarn to your stash.
Hue & Me is a fairly recent addition to the Lion Brand collection, and it has been one of their more popular yarns since its launch. I decided to give it a try in my Dip Dye Sweater knitting pattern, and I enjoyed working with it. This line of yarn is designed to be ideal for fashion and home decor projects, with a curated color palette of 18 colors that all coordinate. No matter which colorways you choose to use together from this line, they will always match.
Let’s get into the review!
Hue & Me Yarn Info
First of all, Hue & Me is a category #5 Bulky weight yarn, in a blend of 80% Acrylic and %20 Wool. It comes in 125g / 4.4oz skeins, with 137yds / 125m per skein. Hue & Me is machine washable and dryable, too.
The first thing I look at in any yarn is the texture. If a yarn doesn’t feel nice, it doesn’t make sense to use it for many projects. Hue & Me is soft and smooth, with no scratchiness at all in my opinion. It has a cozy, squishy, luxurious feel, perfect for garments, accessories, and home decor items like blankets and pillows.
The yarn strand is smooth, with a nice twist and a little bit of fuzz to it. It has great stitch definition and no sheen. I think the matte look of this yarn, combined with the slight fuzz, gives the yarn a more high-end look than ordinary acrylic yarns.
One of the things that make Hue & Me stand out from other yarns is the curated color palette. There are 18 colors in this line, and they are all designed to coordinate. This makes it easy to choose color combinations, because you don’t have to worry about how the colors will look together. You can choose any 2 colors or any 10 colors, and they will all work together nicely in your project. However, because this yarn is so popular, all colors are not always in stock. (Amazon sometimes has some of the colors that are out of stock on LionBrand.com, but the prices of those colors can be higher on Amazon.)
All of the colors tend to be more soft and muted, and you won’t find a lot of bright colors in this yarn. I think these colorways are very pretty, though, and would work well with many people’s wardrobes. I chose to use Desert and Bellini in my Dip Dye Sweater, and I love the way these two shades look together!
Is Lion Brand Hue & Me Good Quality?
I would say yes. I think this yarn is well made, and feels very nice to work with and wear. I did not encounter any issues while working with this yarn. It did not split or have a lot of knots in it. Hue & Me is labeled as machine washable as well, so is durable enough to withstand machine washing and drying. I think it will hold up nicely as my finished pullover is washed and worn.
Lion Brand Hue & Me is priced at $6.99 USD per skein. I think this price is reasonable for this yarn. Of course, there are other soft, bulky weight yarns out there that are pure acrylic and priced lower. However, I don’t think Hue & Me can be compared to a pure acrylic yarn, because it is a wool blend. Compared to other wool blends with the same fiber content, Hue & Me is priced very similarly. I would consider it a good price for a yarn of this type.
So, would I recommend this yarn? Yes! I think it is a great choice for any project where you want an easy-care yarn with a more high-end look and feel. I am very happy with how my Dip Dye Sweater turned out in this yarn. If you’d like to give Hue & Me a try with a beginner-friendly knitting project, check out the free knitting pattern for the Dip Dye Sweater. 😉
I just love this yarn!! I knit the Santa Fe Sweater for my daughter. Now working on another for daughter #2. AND my niece has begged me to knit one for her. A very fun pattern. I have leftover yarn for the colorwork and think I’ll also make one for me.
I checked this site to see recommendations for blocking. A Lionbrand pattern. Check it out.
Thanks for this review! How would you recommend blocking this yarn to improve drape and softness?
Hi Amanda! I chose to steam block my project in this yarn, as it is mostly acrylic. However, you can wet block if you prefer. If you’re going for nice drape, it can also help to use a slightly larger needle size than normal. I hope this helps!
Thank you for this informative yarn review.