« AlterKnits Felt: Imaginative Projects for Knitting & Felting GlenDel Pre-Rut Buck 3D Target Replacement Core » 3 thoughts on “Red Heart E300.0311 Super Saver Economy Yarn, White” 52 of 55 people found the following review helpful Crochet a Classic!, August 18, 2009 By Amazon Customer (USA) – This is the most lush combination of earth tones I’ve ever seen in a budget yarn! In the last couple of years, I have made (both for myself and others) afghans, ponchos, scarves and more using this Williamsburg Print from Red Heart. I’ve used it for the entire pattern or merely incorporated it in the body of the work as a stripe or trim. The shades of colors here are so rich that it’s difficult to decide which ones you want to pick up as an accent. A great idea is to visit Red Heart’s own web site and check out their color charts for help in making your decision. […]The solid colors that are part of Red Heart’s Williamsburg Print are: 382 Country Blue, 380 Windsor Blue, 631 Lt. Sage and more. Don’t be fooled by the low price of this yarn. If it feels a tad stiff to you as you are working, I promise that after you wash it once, it will take on a luxurious, soft, cuddly feel that you will love. Your handmade gifts are something that will be cherished for years to come! I LOVE this stuff! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 39 of 46 people found the following review helpful Not my favorite yarn, September 6, 2009 By Noname – This review is from: Red Heart E300.0400 Super Saver Economy Yarn, Grey Heather (Misc.) I buy Red Heart Super Saver yarn because I can get a lot for a little, but it’s honestly not my favorite yarn. It’s rough, although it softens up a bit in the wash. I prefer yarn that is soft to the touch right out of the skein. I also don’t think it wears well. After a few washes, it begins to look a little ragged. Super Saver does have some redeeming qualities. It is cheap, and easier for a beginner to work with than some of the specialty yarns that sometimes require us to work by feel. The colors are consistent from skein to skein. When they say no dye lot, they mean it. I have never had trouble mixing old and new yarns. The colors always match. PROS:+ inexpensive+ no dye lot+ easy for beginners to work with CONS:– feels rough but will soften up a little in the wash– doesn’t wear well over time I personally wouldn’t choose this yarn to make a gift. I sometimes buy it for whatever reason and always regret it, because then I’ll have a stash I need to use up. They’re okay for adult blankets or stuffed animals. ____________________ UPDATE: Try as I might to get away from it, I still use a lot of Super Saver and the pile grows. I make the most of it by combining the colors. I’m horrible at that, so I use the colors on other patterns and make my own pattern with those colors. Try mixing this grey heather with burgundy, aran and black. In the right combination, the burgundy will pop from the background, softened by the aran and grey. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 22 of 25 people found the following review helpful Good yarn, but not for everyone or everything, June 17, 2012 By Jessica (USA) – This review is from: Red Heart E300.0311 Super Saver Economy Yarn, White (Misc.) Red Heart Super Saver Yarn is a pretty great bargain. Michael’s sells it for about $2.99 (I doubt it’s much different at other large brand craft stores) and as you can clearly see, you get a lot for a little and there are a good deal of colors to choose from. The yarn itself is 100% acrylic – part of the reason it’s so inexpensive. To some, this can be a serious drawback. Many people dislike the somewhat scratchy feel of it, and I can’t blame them. It’s not the softest yarn in the bunch, but who can be surprised with such a nice price? I would not recommend this yarn to use for sweaters or other clothing items. Unless you’re making it for yourself and don’t mind the somewhat scratchiness. (Note: a single wash can help ease the scratchiness.) Another thing to note is many people are “yarn sensitive” and acrylic can bother the skin. In which case, I’d look for cotton and other natural fiber yarns. But on the flip side, Red Heart Super Saver is perfect for stuffed animals, dolls, and amigurumi of that sort. It’s durable, especially when you figure that you won’t be throwing your amigurumi in the wash that often. I find it easy to work with, especially because it’s a tight yarn and stuffed toys generally benefit from Red Heart’s tightness. Unless you’re making a stuffed toy for a baby to snuggle with, it’s great for children’s toys. And, who can forget the price! A few other drawbacks, though minor, I noted are that I tend to find a couple superficial tangles in the skeins that annoy but do not ruin the whole thing. Also, I occasionally pick up a skein that just doesn’t work the way I’d like it to. For example, I bought a skein of the skin colored one and found that it just didn’t work like the other skins of RHSS did. I guess there are lemons in every product, but still a bit annoying. Overall… PROS:– Excellent price– Large color palette, including some unique multicolored options– Widespread availability– Good for making stuffed toys/amigurumi– Easy to work with for many– Lot of yarn included– Durable sans the washing machine CONS:– Scratchy (though one wash can help soften it up)– Acrylic (only a con for some)– Splices a little easier than other yarns (I repeat, you get what you pay for!!)– Wears after a couple washes– Occasional little tangles in the skein– Some skeins are lemons Overall, I recommend this yarn for someone who would like to use it for toys, not garments. Blankets and large afghans, I think it would work for that too as long as it wasn’t designed to be soft or sensitive on the skin. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.