Recently, I was sent a beautiful package of Red Heart‘s Mixology yarn, by Red Heart for review. I was pretty excited to receive this package, because…yarn. In my haste and excitement to start playing with the yarn, I did not take pics of how beautifully packaged it was and of the yarn. So, I have to rely on pictures from Red Heart itself.
I’m sure that by now you’ve heard a little bit about Mixology here and there but to let you know, Mixology is a super bulky weight, #6 yarn. All the yarns showcased in Mixology are different colors and different texts but they stitch up to the same gauge allowing you to mix the yarn however you want when crocheting.
There are several different colors in solids, prints and swirls, each of those can come in color sets. I got the Calypso color set and love it.
The Calypso Print color was the densest yarn of all 3. It produces a tight and unified stitch through out your piece. It’s super bulky, as it’s yarn weight suggests
The Solid in Jade color, to go with the Calypso Print or Calypso Swirl, is less dense than the print but still has the same thickness. It’s softer and has a bit more drape to it.
The Calypso Swirl color is the softest of them all and less dense but amazingly enough, it works up to the same gauge as the other two.
Though the yarn suggests a 10mm hook size, I used a bigger hook, an 11.5mm hook. The result was a softer piece, that draped well despite the bulkiness of the yarn.
My only complaint, and really it’s not a big deal, is that while the yarns are meant to complement each other, the yardage are different in each yarn. If you want to crochet a piece that is unified and even in stitches and rows (depending on what stitch you’re using of course), you won’t get that result due to the different amounts in yards. BUT like I said that’s not a big deal and certainly not a deciding factor in purchasing the yarn or not.
All in all, I enjoyed working with all 3 yarns and was able to create a really simple, big, chunky and warm scarf. Click on the picture for the free pattern of the Super Chunky Super Warm Scarf.