Are you ready to try a brand new yarn? This is a yarn review for Knit Picks brand new yarn, High Desert! I have tested with yarn, and I share my honest review.
Disclaimer: This yarn review is in partnership with KnitPicks. I share my honest review of this yarn and all opinions are my own.
When KnitPicks announced that they would be releasing a new yarn line, High Desert, they offered to send me the yarn to try and review. I was so excited! Seriously, trying a new yarn is like Christmas for me 😉
As soon as the yarn arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t help but squeal with delight! I immediately had to try the yarn out by crocheting a couple of swatches. This yarn definitely did not disappoint! I quickly came to the conclusion that High Desert is a wonderful staple to add to your stash. It is both soft to touch and very durable, making it a great versatile yarn to use!
High Desert is 100% USA Made
What I really appreciate about this yarn is that it’s entirely grown and spun in the USA! High Desert yarn is made from Shaniko wool that is grown in the American West. From there, the wool is prepared for spinning in South Carolina. Once the wool is cleaned, it goes to North Carolina to be spun and dyed. After this, the yarn goes to Ohio to be stored in the warehouse. Can you guess where the yarn goes from there? To the customers!
I love that I am able to know the process of how this yarn was made – from the raw wool all the way to the dyeing process!
Available in 12 colors, this yarn has a wonderful selection of neutral and vibrant colors. My favorite color is probably the Cottonwood, which is a lovely, earthy cream shade. You all know how much I love my neutrals! This color would be wonderful to add some brightness to a project without being a stark white shade. However for a pop of color, the Willow colorway is another favorite!
In addition to the color variety, High Desert yarn comes in 2 different weights, a sport and a worsted weight. We all have our favorite weight for yarn, so I love how there are two options based on your preferences! I have been gravitating towards lighter weights of yarn lately, so to test the yarn I chose the sport weight. I do think that this is a really great weight for a shawl or a garment. However, I do want to note that I personally think it’s a slighter thicker sport weight.
This yarn is made from 100% Shaniko Wool. I have used wool yarns before that can be really rough to touch. However, for being 100% wool, this yarn is quite soft! I even discovered that it becomes even softer once I crocheted with it! It is important to note that because of the fiber content, projects made with this yarn should be hand washed and laid flat to dry.
With 298 yards/100 grams per skein, one skein goes a long way! You could easily make a beanie with just one skein of this yarn (we love those one skein projects!).
What I Love about High Desert
What really make this yarn unique is the way that it is made (100% USA made). I appreciate how this contributes to jobs for individuals as well as being better environmentally. But my favorite about about the yarn itself is the stitch definition! I cannot wait to make something that utilizes a lot of texture because the stitch definition with this yarn is incredible!
I can’t wait to use this yarn (if you have any project ideas, let me know in the comments!).
Try High Desert Yarn
I hope this yarn review of Knit Pick’s new yarn, High Desert was helpful! Are you ready to try High Desert Yarns for yourself? The yarn is available exclusively on the KnitPicks website HERE.
I also have a giveaway on my Instagram to for the three skeins in the pictures (along with a crochet hook set!). The giveaway will end April 14 at 5 CST.
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