Monday, February 9, 2015

Expression Fiber Arts Yarn Review

I received this yarn in exchange for my review.  As always, all opinions are entirely my own.


The base for this beautiful yarn is Expressions Fiber Art's signature, custom made, sock yarn.  The colorway is Celestial, which has silvery gray mingling with soft black, cool pink, and purple.  It's an all around beautiful yarn.


Basic details:
  • 4-ply
  • Fingering Weight
  • Superwash Merino Wool
  • Machine-washable (Hand-washing keeps your items looking the best the longest, 
  • Yardage: 366 m/400 yd 
  • Weight: 4 oz (approx. 113 g) 
  • Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 0-2 
  • Recommended Crochet Hook Size B-E


After much deliberation I settled on knitting the Mont Royal Hat. I thought that this pattern would be a fun knit and would look nice with the colors of the yarn. So far this yarn is a dream to knit. It doesn't fray, split, or fuzz -- even with multiple froggings. (I might have had a difficult time joining without twisting . . . Sigh. Totally not the yarn's fault.) The dye is great, none of it has come off on my hands. (Which I have had happen with other hand-dyed yarns. Not fun.)


***I will continue to update this post as I work on this project.***

Would you like a skein of this yarn for yourself?  You're in luck!  


US only.  Must be 18+.  Ends February 22, 2015.


Sponsor information:
Shop Expression Fiber Arts website.
Connect on Facebook.





30 comments:

  1. This looks very nice. Thanks for the info!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love it! What a beautiful color combination! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks really pretty. Nice colorway.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have never had the opportunity to work with a special yarn like this. I have only used Red Heart as thats what is available and what I can afford. Its my dream to have a special yarn to make something for myself, as all my projects are usually made for me but I give them away. Why crochet beautiful things and keep them? I cant. I would with a gorgeous yarn like this. Loved the review. It always helps to learn. Thanks so much. I follow and share!
    ~Crystal
    Crochet A Day In The Life
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those colors are gorgeous! I didn't understand the stash issues one could have when knitting, but I so get it now.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks like a beautiful yarn!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've just started to crochet and it's so relaxing. My mother was great at it but I could never quite get it until now. I would love the chance to work the beautiful yarns that are available from Expression Fiber Arts Yarn.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I adore this colorway! Looks like wonderful yarn!

    ReplyDelete
  9. love this yarn would love to win it for graph grans i make children

    ReplyDelete
  10. The most resilient soft yarn around ! Hense the name

    ReplyDelete
  11. Carrie Clifford BishopFebruary 16, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    I enjoyed the review on the yarn from Expression Fiber Arts- Chandi. I love the colors in the featured yarn...you should see her other yarns as well!! They are the best! I just love all of the beautiful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've used this yarn base before, absolutely love it, living this color and your hat idea!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful yarn! I imagine it would be wonderful to work with.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I agree with your assessment of the yarn.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've loved all of her yarn I've worked with.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm glad you're enjoying it! I've enjoyed having/using her cashmere sock, her yak sock, and her resilient sock. They're all lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have drooled over her yarn for quite a while now but haven't had the opportunity to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love Expression Fiber arts! Beautiful yarns and generous giveaways!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have been drooling over this yarn for over a year. Maybe it is time to pull the trigger and buy some. Thanks for the review.
    sherryglover1 on RAV

    ReplyDelete
  20. Like your review, I will have to give this yarn a try. I love the color combo.

    ReplyDelete
  21. That will look great as a hat! I would try that yarn in a Tunisian crochet stitch, I think. The color changes are great.
    mbrigham7 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very nice colors. My knitting skills are rudimentary as I am very distractible - making following a pattern a horror. But I make plain, randomly sized scarves like nobody's business. HA! Also, I too am a Philosopher's wife. : ) Thanks! notwendy gmail

    ReplyDelete
  23. The yarn is beautiful. I love the colors. I could use some of this yarn in my stash.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sounds like a lovely yarn. :) And I like the idea of a hat - they're quicker (for me at any rate!) than socks. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would love to feel this yarn because I know the colors are outstanding!

    ReplyDelete
  26. This yarn is Beautiful...would like to feel it too...looks soft tho. Thanks for sharing this info with us all! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I love reading each and every one!

(Just an FYI, I do have comment moderation enabled, so if your comment doesn't show up right away don't worry!)