New Hoooked recycled Soft Cotton yarn review

 

New recycled cotton yarn - Hoooked soft DK cotton yarn review!

 

Hoooked soft cotton recycled cotton yarn

 

Hoooked Recycled DK cotton is made with respect for the environment and free of any additional dyes or toxic substances.

This cotton yarn is super versatile and can be used for a variety of projects, such as amigurumi, summer tops, soft blankets, granny blankets, garments, spring jumpers, shawls and baby items.

A perfect yarn for making soft textures in both crochet and knit.

The collection has 32 beautiful colours and matches perfectly the colours of other recycled yarns in the Hoooked range, such as RibbonXL. See all 32 colours in our shop (click here)

This yarn is machine washable on low temperatures. Do not tumble dry.

 

First impressions:

Hoooked yarn is a large yarn manufacturer in the Netherlands who operate their factory in Portugal and use recycled fabrics from all over Europe for their yarn.

Its very soft for a recycled yarn, not as soft as a Lion Brand soft as butta but definitely soft for children and as first layer.

 

It has 32 amazing colours which are subtle and yet vibrant enough for any project from baby to adult garments. Colours like Jaipur Rose, Dublin Blue and Riga Yellow would make beautiful childrens tops, blankets and toys. On the other hand, colours like Bordeaux red, Paramaribo Palm would make elegant adult garments.

Its suitable for knitting and crochet. I have tried both see in photos below and they have worked up very nicely even in very basic stitches.

 

Biggest ups:

I think the biggest reason for using Hoooked soft cotton yarn is that it is 100% recycled and atleast 80% made from recycled cottons and 20% from other recycled fibres and free from any toxic dyes and additives.

Recycled cotton or Upcycled cotton is a very environmentally friendly yarn even more than organic cotton. As the fashion industry is one the largest polluters globally, recycling converts waste into new materials.

 

I know there are a lot of people who have wool allergies and look to other natural fibres to knit and crochet. My little Miss 3 is not allergic but really hates that “feeling” of wool against any part of her skin. I’ve tried so many different types of wool and blends but she will just not have a bar of it even if it is just a smidge around the neckline or arms. So knitting and crocheting in cotton has really been my go to for her little pieces.

That’s why I also think cotton is a great alternative to wool. Many people don’t like to knit in synthetic fibres like acrylic for babies as it is hard for babies to regulate their temperatures in it. So many resort to wool but my personal experience has been that children can find the fuzziness too much for their senses even if it’s the softest natural wool.

Some considerations:

I imagine due to its recycled nature it tends to not be as tightly spun than a regular cotton that you may be used to (mercerized cotton or perhaps a Lily Sugar and Cream cotton) so you may find the yarn splits a bit easier than other cottons. It may not suit an absolute novice crocheter/knitter.

 

What others say about Hoooked soft cotton:

“It didn’t unravel as I crocheted and the center pulled out nicely”

“Great quality, great colors!”

“soft, smooth, easy to work with, the color bleeds a tiny bit on first wash but it's totally manageable. blocks perfectly”

 

 (amigurumi made with Hoooked soft cotton- kits available)

Composition

80% recycled cotton and 20% other recycled fibres

Yarn weight

DK (4-5mm)

Materials

Recycled Cotton

Color

32 colours

Weight

50g

Crochet hook

Crochet 4-6 mm

Knitting needles

Knitting 4-6 mm

Yarn length

85m

Image credits: Hoooked and Flock of Knitters NZ 

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