The best yarn from the inexpensive segment (100-400 rubles per 100 gr.)

Yarn

The first line of the rating in the inexpensive segment is occupied by Alize yarn. Alize is a Turkish brand that is sold in all needlework stores and marketplaces. In social networks, you can find craftswomen who organize bulk purchases. The brand’s assortment includes mixed wool and acrylic yarn, acrylic, cotton, sock compositions, fantasy yarn — «grass», with sequins, eyelets (for knitting blankets without knitting needles).

One of the most popular lines of the brand is Lanagold wool mixture. This is a good all-purpose yarn for knitting sweaters, hats, scarves, cardigans. It is quite soft, not scratchy.

Among the good lines from Alize, we can mention the Baby Wool children’s series made from a mixture of bamboo, wool and acrylic, SuperWash for socks. They have high-quality compositions: children’s clothes are soft, and socks are wear-resistant.

Main advantages:

  • in numerous reviews, buyers say that the yarn is wear-resistant, does not stretch after washing, if washed delicately;
  • an extensive range of colors, but there are few “complex”, noble colors.
Minuses:
  • compositions — a lot of synthetic component (50-70%), simple raw materials are used;
  • knots come across in skeins, sometimes there are more than three;
  • from batch to batch, the quality and shade of threads can vary greatly;

9.4
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Beautiful, warm yarn. I like to knit from it, things are washed and worn well. For such money, the products look decent.

YarnArt yarn

Second place in the ranking is occupied by another Turkish brand of yarn — YarnArt. The assortment is similar to Alize — many articles of sectional colors, fantasy options, compositions — mixed with the addition of acrylic to wool and cotton.

Similar to the previous brand and cons — synthetic compositions, rich, but ordinary shades. However, the yarn is inexpensive, suitable for clothes, hats, scarves, interior items (plaids, pillows). Clothes for children are also knitted from it (they grow quickly, long service life is not so important for children’s clothes). If the presence of synthetics in the composition does not bother you, then Alize and YarnArt yarn is a good choice for little money.

For those who have not tried yarn from this brand, we can recommend the YarnArt Jeans line, which includes cotton and acrylic. This yarn is popular with craftswomen who knit toys. The composition is demi-season, suitable for clothes for spring, cool summer. There are more than 60 shades in the palette, there is a color for both children’s and adult clothes, the colors blend well with each other. The price in different stores is about 100 rubles. per skein 50 gr.

9.2
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knit toys for her, no complaints. The only negative is that I ordered 2 identical skeins of blue, but they came in different shades.

Yarn Gazzal

Third place again goes to yarn from Turkey. This time it is the Gazzal brand. It already has more interesting compositions — superwash merino wool (it can be washed in a machine at 40 degrees), Peruvian alpaca, mohair on polyamide. The assortment also includes almost complete analogues of YarnArt Jeans yarn — Gazzal Baby Cotton and Jeans GZ. This is a solid demi-season option for knitting clothes for children and adults. Prices per skein — 80-100 rubles, depending on the store.

Main advantages:

  • good quality raw materials are used, knitted clothes do not shed, do not deform;
  • there are articles with the addition of elite fibers;
  • the factory follows the development of the market — develops new collections with interesting compositions and colors.
Minuses:
  • not as common in stores as Alize and YarnArt;
  • options with an interesting composition are already more expensive — 400-500 rubles per 100 gr.

9.0
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Very good threads. Not a single knot came across in 6 skeins. Fits evenly, looks good, even when not yet washed.

Yarn Pekhorka

Finally, a representative of the Russian yarn industry is on the list. Yarn for hand knitting began to be produced at the Pehorsky factory in 1995. The brand maintains affordable prices — most skeins cost no more than 200 rubles. Factory designers are guided by European manufacturers and try to develop interesting colors and textures.

Pekhorka’s assortment includes yarn from sheep, camel, alpaca wool, acrylic, cotton. The brand has an extensive children’s series made of acrylic, merino wool and microfiber. Such compounds will not cause allergies, will not inject the child. But acrylic «does not breathe», unlike wool, so it is more suitable for children’s blankets, clothes for the second layer. Popular children’s series with good reviews — Children’s novelty. Pleasant to the touch and have a lot of good reviews of the Australian Merino, Peruvian Alpaca line. They can be safely recommended to those who have not tried Pekhorka.

Main advantages:

  • affordable price;
  • a variety of series — summer, winter, children’s lines;
  • there are both acrylic blends and 100% sheep wool.
Minuses:
  • woolen rulers are quite prickly;
  • simple compositions.

8.5
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Yarn of decent quality, no knots in the skein. Washed and wrung out in the machine, after washing did not change in size. It pricks a little, but if worn on a naked body.

The best yarn for knitting in the middle price category (500–1100 rubles per 100 gr.)

Yarn Sandnes Garn

In the middle price segment, we meet the Scandinavian brand Sandnes Garn in the first place. The Sandnes Garn factory was founded in Norway over 100 years ago. The brand owns the Marius sweater, a traditional Norwegian ski sweater made in jacquard technique.

In the production of yarn, local Norwegian wool and raw materials from Uruguay and Peru are used. The range of the brand includes 100% alpaca, baby llama, merino, cotton, as well as mixed compositions with a large percentage of natural fibers.

The yarn will appeal to connoisseurs of the natural texture of wool, sometimes a little rough, but this makes it more “tactile” and “lively”. As an introduction to the brand, you can first try inexpensive articles — Sisu or Duo (composition of wool with superwash treatment, it can be washed in a machine), Alpakka (100% alpaca wool). For allergy sufferers, people with hypersensitivity and children, there are items from pure merino in the assortment. The yarn is specially processed, «sealing» the woolen scales so that they do not cause allergies.

Main advantages:

  • predominantly natural compositions, you can choose an article with a suitable type of wool;
  • there are «laced» types of yarn. Fluffy natural wool of alpaca, merino is stuffed into a “stocking” made of nylon or polyamide. The yarn is lighter and more voluminous, it can be used to knit very warm, but light sweaters. The addition of artificial fiber makes the yarn stable and resilient;
  • Large selection of both bright and pastel shades.
Minuses:

There are not many cons to yarn. It is less common on marketplaces, it is better to look for it in specialized yarn stores. Also, the price tag is noticeably higher than that of Turkish brands, but more natural raw materials are used in the production, the compositions contain more elite fibers.

9.4
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knitted a jacquard hat from Sandnes Garn Smart. This is pure wool, a little rough, but not prickly. After washing, it did not shed, the forehead does not itch from it. It is warm outside in this hat, but indoors it is not hot.

Yarn

Katia is a Spanish brand that produces yarn, knitting needles, and magazines. The brand has 2 yarn lines: the basic Katia line of the same name and the Concept line. Features of the Concept line are natural compositions, the use of recycled fibers. The yarn is GOTS certified — the raw materials used are organic, it is grown without the use of pesticides, the dyes are also used safe and biodegradable.

Organic yarn contains recycled cotton, mohair, merino wool, lyocell, cashmere, angora, alpaca. For summer bags and hats, there is cellulose yarn — usually this type of fiber is made in Japan. The yarn is suitable for knitting for allergy sufferers, children.

An excellent option for demi-season clothing and accessories for spring-autumn is Cotton Merino lace yarn made of cotton and wool. Woolen fluff is stuffed into a light «stocking» made of cotton. The yarn is very delicate, all colors with a melange effect.

The minus of Katia threads is the price of some articles (over 1400 rubles per 100 gr.), which, due to the cost, is already in the elite segment. The price depends on the collection and composition — the more expensive fiber, the higher the cost.

9.1
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knitted a hat from Cotton Merino for the spring, keeps its shape perfectly, warm. Sometimes the lace is filled unevenly, but the appearance does not suffer from this. After washing, the fabric is smooth.

Seam yarn

The third place is given to the yarn of the Russian brand Seam. It is quite popular, sold on marketplaces, in needlework stores. The price of Seam articles varies greatly depending on the composition — there are options at a price of about 250–400 rubles. for 100 gr. (cotton, wool), and very expensive articles made of 100% royal alpaca, 100% silk (1600–2000 rubles per 100 gr.).

Seam Anna yarn is one of the brand’s most popular summer items, 100% mercerized cotton. Processing gives a pleasant, light sheen to the fiber. Crochet summer clothes, napkins, tablecloths from it. Among the winter articles, we recommend trying Rondo, an unusual mix of wool and viscose. It is warm, viscose gives a slight sheen and a “grayish coating” to the threads. A similar effect is found in Soffstar Melange yarn. It is composed of wool woven into a «stocking» of nylon. It shows itself perfectly in operation, thanks to the structure it is very light, but warm.

Main advantages:

  • good quality raw materials (both wool and cotton);
  • interesting mixed compositions — silk, viscose, camel and angora rabbit wool are added to wool;
  • there are inexpensive articles with which you can start acquaintance with yarn.

9.0
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

My transition from Turkish threads to more expensive brands began with Rondo yarn. It looks great in the product — noble shades, very easy to knit and after washing the wool «opens». A little tart when worn over a naked body sweater with a tight fit.

Yarn Drops

Another good yarn from Scandinavia in the ranking is Drops. The Norwegian company Drops Design produces yarn, knitting needles, knitting patterns. The range of yarn from wool, alpaca, silk, linen.

The yarn is presented in both pure wool and mixed articles with acrylic, alpaca and polyamide. Some series have solid colors (Uni color) and melange colors (Mix). Yarn is more common in specialized stores, but some articles are on marketplaces.

Drops yarn reviews vary. Many people like to knit from it, but there are also bad experiences with the purchase of certain articles. For those who have not yet knitted from this yarn, we advise you to start by buying a couple of skeins for a small product. Before knitting, be sure to knit a sample and wash it. This will show how the clothes behave after washing. Since there is a lot of wool in the composition, the fabric may shrink.

Good reviews about the Air, Sky, Alpaca Uni Color and Mix, Nord lines. Socks are often knitted from Nord, although the yarn does not belong to socks.

Main advantages:

  • a large selection of thread types: winter, summer, socks, boucle, roving;
  • for beginners it will be convenient to knit according to the manufacturer’s descriptions, which they make up for their articles;
  • natural compositions (polyamide is added only in sock and lace types).

8.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knitted a scarf from Drops Sky with a garter stitch — after washing, the fabric did not stretch, it is very soft.

Yarn Lana Gatto

Italian yarn Lana Gatto has been produced for more than a hundred years, production is located in southern Italy. Like most European factories, Lana Gatto adheres to the principles of sustainable development, cares about the environment, selects suppliers who treat animals ethically.

Lana Gatto’s assortment includes winter and summer yarn lines. The textures are quite classic, but this is also a plus — this is a great basic option for everyday clothes and accessories.

The most famous yarn lines are Super Soft and Maxi Soft merino wool (differ in thickness). They are smooth, soft and non-prickly. There are more than 60 shades in the palette. The yarn does not shed, so you can easily knit sweaters from it with intarsia, jacquard. Like most merinos, it stretches after washing. If dried horizontally, it returns to its original size. Just in case, before knitting a large thing, it is better to knit a sample.

8.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knitted mittens and a sweater from this yarn. There are no spools, the yarn does not fall off. Hasn’t changed after many washes. Merino is comfortable to wear indoors, it is not hot in it.

The best premium yarn (from 1200 rubles per 100 gr.)

Yarn

We give the first place in the premium segment to the Scandinavian brand CaMaRose. The brand is owned by Danish designer Trine Bertelsen, and the yarn itself comes from Peru. High quality yarn — CaMaRose certifies its yarn according to the OEKO-TEX system. The certificate confirms that all stages of production, from the procurement of raw materials to spinning, have been carried out in accordance with environmental standards.

In the compositions — free-range merino wool, Peruvian llama, alpaca. Yarn production volumes are relatively small. Not all colors are in stock even in the brand’s warehouse. You can buy it in online stores.

The Yaku line is fine merino with a superwash finish. This yarn is very elastic, it makes excellent hats and turtlenecks on the figure. Knitted on thin knitting needles, the fabric resembles machine knitting in appearance and properties.

The «laced» article Snefnug is interesting. Unlike most threads of this type, the cord is not made of nylon or polyamide, but of cotton. The yarn has a completely natural composition. The manufacturer allows washing in the machine, but the fabric may shrink.

Part of the yarn is suitable for the price in the middle segment (the price is about 1000 rubles per 100 g) — you can start getting to know the brand from it.

Main advantages:

  • high quality raw materials;
  • interesting compositions;
  • the color map for different rulers is repeated, you can pick up a companion yarn.
Minuses:
  • a small ruler of yarn;
  • high price for some items.

9.4
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

My hat from Yaku is already 3 years old. It looks great, no pilling, although sometimes I carry it in my pocket and bag. It is tied with an elastic band and sits tightly on the head, as if purchased.

Yarn

The second place is occupied by Lamana yarn. The Lamana brand was founded relatively recently — in 2010 in Germany. The brand owners supply raw materials from Peru, Shetland Islands, New Zealand. They focused on product quality: they impose strict requirements on the conditions for keeping, feeding and combing animals. The result is incredibly soft threads and an OEKO-TEX certificate.

There are only 15 articles in the assortment, but the yarn compositions are all the best: alpaca fluff, cashmere, silk, pima cotton. The Peruvian alpaca, whose wool is used for Lamana yarn, is kept in its natural habitat. Sheep wool is purchased from sheep farms in New Zealand. The manufacturer can track each batch to a specific sheep farm and check the conditions of the animals.

This yarn is for the most sensitive. It is absolutely not prickly, suitable for children and allergy sufferers. Products made from such fibers need delicate care — hand washing, wringing without twisting, special products for wool.

The Como, Piura and Modena lines in merino wool and cashmere are suitable for weightless items and accessories and for those who are in pain with everything else. The disadvantage of Lamana threads is the high price.

9.2
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I knitted a hat from Lamana Modena and kid-mohair for spring-autumn with an elastic band. It turned out weightless as fluff. It took 2 skeins of 25 g each for a hat with a lapel, knitted in 3 threads.

Yarn Lang Yarns

The Swiss company Lang Yarns has been producing hand knitting yarn for over 100 years. In the world, it is one of the most popular in the European, Japanese and American markets. The company publishes a magazine with descriptions of models for their threads. The original of the magazine is in English, but in needlework stores you can buy it with a translation into Russian.

The Lang assortment includes good winter yarns with camel hair, merino, suri alpaca, mohair, cashmere and summer lines with cotton, silk and linen. This is a quality yarn for a wide variety of projects. The natural composition will be pleasant to the body, with proper care, clothes will last a long time.

Good reviews about the Mohair Luxe line, this is Angora goat down on silk. She is praised for her softness, silkiness, fluffiness. The article Alpaca Superlight has the same qualities.

9.1
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The yarn with alpaca is very delicate, the blouses are weightless. I’ve already knitted a few things, I can’t stop. Palette of colors from very gentle shades.

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