Hi friends and fellow crocheters! I don’t generally do reviews on acrylic yarns, and for that matter, I don’t even use a lot of acrylics when I crochet… but Stella bought me a ball and asked me to make sure I made something for myself with it…not something to sell!!
So I’d been searching for a while for a pattern that I thought would enhance the colour of the Patons Sierra 8ply and found just the right thing! A beautiful infinity scarf. I wasn’t sure at first, but when I started I loved it and continued to love it as I came to the end. So I wanted to share the pattern with you all and my thoughts on the yarn as well.
It seems the pattern was originally developed for use with hand dyed yarn, but it looks great with the variegated colour I have of the Patons Sierra and I’m sure will look amazing with any number of different yarns and the different colour patterns of the Patons Sierra 8ply.
- Patons Sierra 8ply is an 80% Acrylic/20% Wool blend yarn made in India.
- It comes in 150g balls with 375m per ball.
- The rrp is between about $9 and $12 a ball depending where you buy. One of the cheapest being The Knitting Co for $8.95 or if you like to shop in-store Big W sell for $10 a ball.
- A 4mm crochet hook or knitting needles are recommended.
- Gauge – 10″ x 10″ equals 30 rows by 22 stitches.
- There are approximately 20 different variegated colours to choose from.
- The label recommends a gentle hand or machine wash with a normal spin dry and lay flat.
- I found the Patons Sierra very nice to crochet with. As I said, I don’t use a lot of acrylics, so when I do it’s a little bit of a relief to my hands as compared to cotton.
- I found it very smooth going, and it feels very similar to LionBrand Scarfie yarn, although the Scarfie is a weight 5 yarn compared to the Sierra which is a weight 3.
- Nice and easy to pull the yarn from the centre of the ball.
- I love the different gradients within the yarn and the way they blend into each other.
- It’s not a super soft blend, but it’s comfortable enough to be wearing around your neck.
- I don’t recall having an issue with splitting.
- I like the Patons Sierra 8ply a lot and would definitely like to try more winter items using it.
- I think the price is really good for an acrylic/wool mix and such a big ball.
- It would be perfect for beanies and scarves, gloves and maybe even leg warmers if that’s your thing! 😄
- I have found over a bit of time that the Patons Sierra seems like quite a light weight yarn…which is great if that’s what you’re after!! But I have to say, for a scarf I prefer a bit more substance. I would still use this yarn, but in a scarf I would make it in a wider pattern so the bulk makes up for the weight.