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What Has Happened to Red Heart Super Saver Yarn?

Something has changed about Red Heart Super Saver Yarn recently…

It is now VERY different.

This was not a yarn I used to use very often.  I just didn’t like the texture.  It was so scratchy, I would get rug-burn on my hands as the yarn slid through my fingers.  It would soften to a point after machine-washing or steam blocking, but it still wasn’t as soft as some other similarly priced acrylics are right out of the skein.  The different colors were all “#4 Worsted Weight”, but some colors were significantly thicker or thinner than others.  I used it when I didn’t have any other option, but I didn’t really love it.

All that has changed.  [easyazon_link identifier=”B0017342OY” locale=”US” tag=”yayforyarn-20″]Red Heart Super Saver[/easyazon_link]has been re-done, and is now MUCH better quality in my opinion.  It is still made in the USA, #4 worsted weight, with the same yardage.  But it feels so much better now!  It is actually soft, way softer than it was before.  The thickness between colors is much more consistent, and although some colors I have are a little softer than others, they are all better than they used to be.  This is now a yarn I enjoy using, and is still among the cheapest options for worsted weight acrylics.

I am so glad this yarn has been improved, and I love how inexpensive and easy-to-find it is.  I’ll definitely be using this yarn more often now!

Have you tried the new Red Heart Super Saver yarn?  What did you think?

Happy Yarning! 🙂


  • Charlotte Kidwell

    I’m thrilled to hear that Red Heart Super Saver Yarn has improved. I used to used this yarn back when I was teaching myself to crochet quite a few years ago! I didn’t really like it that much but didn’t want to pay a lot for yarn while I was still learning to crochet. I haven’t used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in a long time now since there’s so many other yarns to choose from. I can’t wait to pick up a skein of Super Saver Yarn to try out the improved yarn! Thanks so much for your review!

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