Yarn Review – Twister Yarn Review (& Twister Solid)
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Ever spotted the deal that seems too good to be true on Facebook For Twister Yarn from Hobbii? Get all the details in this Twister Yarn review on Twister and Twister solid yarns.
Why Twister Yarn?
There’s a bunch of different cake yarns on the Hobbii website and Twister is one of the first that I was interested in, and bought, from the website. Along with great variety, sometimes comes an overwhelm of information – which cake? Are they all the same? What can I use them for – especially if you have never used a yarn as fine a weight as Twister yarn before. Although I use other varieties of cakes, Sultan and Scheepjes Whirl as well as custom cakes, I often see questions asking about this yarn and decided to design with it to gather my thoughts and do a proper review.
To create this review I designed the Hawthorne Sweater in Twister Solid.
Twister Yarn Review – the info bits
So first off, at the time of writing there are 3 different types of Twister yarns, Twister, Twister Solid and Twister Shine, I have only used the first two so will focus on those.
What I am going to call the original Twister Yarn is no 2, fine or fingering weight gradient yarn cake. Made with 4 plys of multiple colours, which change gradually, this yarn is a 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic blend available from the Hobbii website. At the time of writing there are 41 shades, and at various times throughout the year limited edition colours become available. Priced at £26.00 per 1000m/1092yd cake.
If you have never worked with a no 2 weight yarn then it can take some getting used to. For tips on how to work with Twister Yarns, and any fingering weight cakes, check out my tips for working with gradient yarn cakes here.
Twister Glitter, Summer Etc
Twister Glitter has a slightly amended construction with, 53% Cotton, 43% Acrylic and 4% Polyester as its makeup. Available in 10 shades that appear to be some of the most popular from the original Twister Yarn line, this version of the cake looks like it would be a sparkly dream with the same gradient effect and a shimmer.
Twister Summer, (Halloween) and other varieties of this cake yarn are periodically available on the Hobbii Website as seasonal promotions. Generally these are limited edition colourways with the usual Twister construction.
Twister Solid Yarn
As its name suggests, Twister Solid is a solid or single colour version of the larger Twister yarn cake. This comes in 100g skeins of 400m/437yd cakes, priced at £8.60. It has the same material qualities and recommended hook size as the original twister and is available in 52 shades at the time of writing.
How does it feel?
Both Twister and Twister Solid Yarn have a silky to touch but not slippery feel in my hand. The fibres in Twister yarn are tightly wound and are only distinguishable for a colour change or knot that indicates the change. If you find the feel of 100% Cotton too rough or abrasive then this blend may be more suitable to touch. Light and with great stitch definition whether you choose a lacy or more closed stitch pattern it also holds up well to frogging if you have to.
What’s it like to work with?
Twister and Twister Solid yarn are great to work with, until it goes wrong and then it can be catastrophic. It doesn’t like to be moved about or shaken and if you have to frog it and don’t plan this can also be a nightmare but even the most knotty pile can be fixed with patience. To get some tips on how to work with this yarn and how to solve the most common problems when working with it, check out the blog post here.
For an alternative to Twister Yarns from Hobbii, check out my quick guide to Hobbii Cake yarns here.
Yay or Nay Twister Yarns
For me it’s a yay but.
I like and will continue to use the yarn regularly and think its a great option for shawl, garments, lightweight blankets and baby blankets and some small accessories. I prefer 100% cotton of the gradient cakes (I like the feel), so would choose a Sultan cake first. The second reason or but is, price. I do not buy these cakes at full price ever.
As I know I will use them I buy in bulk and also get lucky bags for random colours to fill my urge. If you decide to invest/try out the Twister, Twister Solid or indeed any of the cakes on the Hobbii website they are regularly placed on offer and they also have a generous no code multibuy options. I am definitely addicted to the cakes I just need to get more than one for the recommended retail price!
Projects you could try with Twister or Twister Solid Yarns
Any of the one skein shawl patterns on my blog would work with this yarn but a couple of my favourites are, Lena, Two M’s and Colette.
For garments made with Twister – check out the Granny Merge Cocoon or the Nain Cocoon which use both Twister and Twister Solid.
For garments to try with Twister Solid – check out the Key West Summer Dress
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your projects made with Twister and Twister Solid yarns!
Pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what you think if you get some, or have used it previously. Or just to suggest another yarn I might try and fall in love with!
Bye for now,