Caron Simply Soft Light

Quick Facts

Caron Simply Soft Light
Material: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 3/Fingering/DK
Yardage: 330yds

Final Verdict: 3.5/5
Aesthetics: 3.5/5
Difficulty: 4/5

Review

I found this at AC Moore and picked up a few skeins for a project. Even though I’m not a fan of the worsted weight version of this yarn, there aren’t many options for lightweight yarn in the wild, especially not in solid colors at a lower price point. The yarn performed at pretty much the same rate as the worsted weight version but it was much softer.

Aesthetics

This yarn is very loosely spun and very soft. In my experience with it, it didn’t hold a shape very well. I was using it to make dragon scale gloves and the “scales” in this material were too soft and ended up almost formless. I worry that if using this for socks or something, they won’t be strong enough to stand up and slide into your shoe while you’re walking. When I triple-plyed it for another project, it looked much better. It is very soft and it comes in a few nice colors, however, there are only 14 colors available meaning this has limited appeal.

Difficulty

I found this yarn easy to work with. There was no splitting or any issues with it sliding from the needles or the hook. It held up really well to multiple uses (I took my originally gloves apart and used the yarn in other projects).

Final Thoughts

This yarn is very soft and easy to work but it doesn’t have the strength to hold up to more structured work. It does better than the worsted version of this yarn but there are much better light weight yarns on the market.

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