Saddle up, folks – it’s time for my rootin’ tooting’ review of my experience with Premier Rodeo! (hehehe, lucky for you, this should hopefully be my one and only “authentic” rodeo reference, LOL).
Earlier this summer, I went yarn shopping at Joann, and after having seen another designer’s work with this yarn, I knew I had to get some. I had a cardigan design in mind, so I bought a big fat lot of it. I mean, I probably would have even if I didn’t know what I was going to do with it because it just feels AHHHHHH-mazing!
The feel of this cotton yarn is really smooth, both as a skein and the fabric it yields. For days I would just grab a skein on my way past my craft room and rub it across my cheek – it’s just that yummy!
And don’t get me started on how much I love the drape!!! The fabric yielded from this yarn is really flowy – not stiff and “crunchy” like some cottons can be. It’s an awesome fiber for garments, blankets, washcloths, face scrubbies… you name it!
The only drawback to this yarn is it splits… and I mean splits like no other! The pattern I was designing called for foundation single crochet, and it took me F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to get that foundation row completed because it would split apart every time I inserted my hook anywhere. The splitting did lesson some as the garment got bigger, but it never really went away.
Once I got the garment completed, I realized I made a HUMONGO mistake and needed to frog 90% of my work. As I started to frog, my frustration kept mounting… and mounting …. and mounting. All that splitting during construction made it almost IMPOSSIBLE to rip out my work. I kept having to cut the yarn to undo the tangled mess – and I finally got so fed up with it that I am just going to chuck the whole garment and start over. As much as it pains me, my sanity has suffered enough and I just have to walk away from it.
All in all, the yarn feels great, looks great, and the results are amazing! If you can stand the splitting and can be sure you won’t have to frog it, I encourage you to give it a try!