When you’re crafting, what fibers are you most likely to reach for? Many crafters have strong feelings about the content of the fibers they choose. Sometimes, this is due to sensitivities or allergies (which can be the case with wool or wool blends), but it may also be a lifestyle choice (i.e. only natural materials). But when it comes to acrylic yarn, there are plenty of myths floating around in the yarniverse! Check out our video below, in which Shira sets the record straight on 5 myths about acrylic yarn.
You may have read a blog or spoken with other crafters who’ve spread these 5 myths about acrylic yarns:
While some of these myths might be based on a grain of truth, they don’t necessarily hold true for today’s acrylic yarns. Many of the issues that gave acrylic yarn a bad rap have changed as better and better yarns are created in response to crafters’ concerns! If you’ve been thinking acrylic yarns are inferior and you’re not sure where you got that idea, check out Shira’s myth-busting new video below and challenge some of those assumptions.
Today’s acrylic yarns are soft to work with and wear, and have very easy care regimens. This makes them perfect for often-worn garments and baby projects! With their dye-ability and wide color palette, you can craft totally unique projects. Lion Brand offers some gorgeous acrylic yarns that are beloved by our crafters. Click here to see which of our yarns fit the bill!
Are you a fan of crafting with acrylics? Do you have a sensitivity that makes it your best choice, or are there specific projects for which you prefer an acrylic fiber? Let us know in the comments below what you’re using acrylics for in your crafting! And if you were a believer in any of these 5 myths, let us know if we busted it for you.