I was recently given the opportunity through House Party to try Craftsy’s exclusive yarn named Cloudborn. I received the Grey Heather colorway. The yarn is even prettier in person than on screen. It’s hard to see the tonal variations in color until you have it in hand. It is varied enough to add depth and interest, but is subtle enough to really show your stitches clearly.
Cloudborn is an apt name. It is soft and delicate like a cloud. I found the yarn a little bit splitty a few times throughout the ball, but it was otherwise consistently wound and had no knots or breaks. I typically work with sock yarns at this price point and I found it softer than a good portion of those yarns, but only comparably strong. I’d recommend it more for items like scarves, gloves, or other accessories that won’t experience considerable friction. If you do use it for socks, use the smallest needle you can for the greatest strength.
It does come in a hank, so be prepared to do some winding. If you haven’t done this before, I highly recommend checking out a few YouTube videos for tips and ideas before unleashing the yarn. Keep the cats away too! 😉
I would… and will… definitely use this yarn again. I can’t wait to try out more colors and patterns with it!
Pros: Beautiful colors with lots of depth. Soft and lightweight yarn. Great stitch definition. Easy to knit with.
Cons: Splitty in a few places. A bit too delicate.
I received this product free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my opinions. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.
Think of all the toe-riffic opportunities! Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist blends sumptuous merino yarn with 20% polyamide for the stretch, softness and warmth that a favorite pair of socks needs. Plus, this heavy-fingering yarn also features a lovely luster, so you can think outside the sock and create captivating colorwork shawls, eye-catching lace and so much more. ($12.00 per 100 gram hank)