Friday, June 26, 2015

Yarn Review: Peaches & Creme






  I used this Peaches & Creme cotton yarn to make my Scallop Seashell Washcloths, and now I'm working on another pattern with it again. (I'm also finally working on that tutorial for the washcloths!) I figured it's time to get my review done for this yarn, since my opinion is now set. To put it simply: It gets my top rating!




  I will say that I had one slight problem, but I think it falls on my decision and has nothing to do with the quality of Peaches & Creme. It was a color-thing. Follow along and I'll explain:




These are the colors I picked out - from the internet - for a project. The one thing I hate about internet yarn-shopping is that you can't see the product for yourself before you buy. I scrapped the original project I had planned because of this color combination, but the Scallop Seashell Washcloths were created instead.




You can find Peaches & Creme from under $2 to over $3 per ball. Prices vary across sites, but I think it's a good deal per yard as long as you get it under $3. 




You'll get more yards per ball if you stick to solid colors, but I couldn't pass up the Pastel Delight Ombre you see here. Unfortunately, these colors are now unavailable - I purchased them on clearance at the end of the season - But that's not the color problem I was talking about...




This is the color-thing I was talking about. I had to play with a few light settings to get this right - but this is what the Orchid color really looks like. In person, the purple isn't so bright, and it has a dusty-grey appearance. In photos, it looks nice paired with the Pastel Delight. In natural light, it makes you say "yuck" when they're combined.




The Pastel Delight, however, stays pretty in any light. Although my original project got scrapped because of Orchid's appearance, the Pastel Delight's beach-y pastels inspired my Scallop Seashell Washcloths. (And that means I still have the Orchid to design something else!)




Anyways, let's cover the technical stuff now: Peaches & Creme is worsted weight (4) cotton, machine washable, and dryer safe. The label warns that "some colors may run", and it's right! I had no problem with Pastel Delight running, but the Orchid did. I imagine this could be a problem with the darker colors. 




And I'm sorry that I don't know of a term to properly describe the texture of Peaches & Creme, so I'll try explain what I mean: This yarn contradicts itself - in a good way. It has a firm twist with an almost coarse texture, until you work it up. Then, it becomes soft and drape-y, with a minimal amount of fuzz. And holds up well to open, lacy designs, while making textured stitches pop like crazy.  





  So in conclusion, color was my only disappointment after working with Peaches & Creme - but it will only lead to another pattern for me. It's a good deal, it's durable, and makes great washcloths, as well as accessories. I like a yarn that's versatile like that. Now, if only they had more colors available!




Have you used Peaches & Creme before? Tell us what you think!





2 comments:

  1. I I have not used it yet but I have wanted to try it. I have used Lilly Sugar and Cream . Perhaps I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I have see peaches and cream at Walmart for $1.79

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  2. There was some info I didn't include in this review, because I was confused - and still am. When researching Sugar and Cream vs. Peaches and Creme, some say they are the same yarn distributed under different names; they are both found on Spinrite's website. Whether or not they are indeed the same yarn, I don't know. They are very similar, but personally, I think Sugar and Cream feels a bit softer.

    And OMG, Walmart has yarn that's actually in stock (lol)? Every time I go there, they're out of whatever I'm looking for - It never fails. But that is a good price, I'll have to keep an eye out!

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