One of my favorite affordable yarn brands is hobbii (pronounced ho-bee). If you’ve never heard of them before, they are a one-stop shop for yarn that ships worldwide! They sell yarn, as well as accessories for knitters and crocheters, and are located in Copenhagen, Denmark where all products are designed and all orders are packed and shipped from. Even though I am based in the US, every order typically arrives to me in about one week.
I’ve used a variety of yarn from hobbii and have even designed some of my patterns with it. My favorite yarns typically come from their “hobbii friends” line, but today I have 4 new-to-me yarns to share with you! I’ve been using each one for the past month or so.
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If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me share this yarn with my updated Stone Street Cowl pattern. Hobbii has a variety of “Amigo” yarn in different weights, and this is the super bulky version. According to their website, “Amigo Giga is an incredibly soft and airy yarn quality made from HB Acrylic. HB stands for high-bulk and describes a production technique where steam and pressure make the acrylic fibers contract and curl to make them more voluminous.”
In my opinion, this yarn is very dense and thick. I think it’s a fantastic option for people who don’t like to use wool or are sensitive to it. I also like that it’s not very shiny like some acrylic yarn tends to be.
My favorite project I’ve been working on lately is this shawl with Highland Wool. I had low expectations for this year because it is 100% virgin wool and I typically don’t like untreated wool or thing it’s very soft. I was pleasantly surprised by how soft and squishy this wool is, and I will definitely be using it for more projects in the future!
According to their website, “the wool comes from the Peruvian highlands, which is one of the most remote parts of the world. A special cross between Merino and Corridale sheep thrive tremendously in the tough landscape – and the special climate and thin air makes it possible to produce a completely wonderful and unique type of wool.”
I am making the Reading Corner Shawl by Louise Tilbrook with some minis and scraps from my stash. This hobbii wool ended up being the perfect yarn for the pattern. Click here to check out Highland Wool!
The next new-to-me yarn is a sock yarn I have been wanting to try for a long time. The original Unicorn yarn on hobbii.com is hand dyed by an artist in Istanbul. The Unicorn Solid version is not dyed by hand, but is on the same base as the Unicorn yarn and the solid colors coordinate with the hand dyed multi color Unicorn yarn.
The base is a 75% merino wool, 25% polyamide blend. I decided to make my own pattern, the Coffee Bean Socks, with this yarn and I absolutely love how my tension and stitches look with this yarn. It’s also extremely soft, but durable. I’m excited to see how this yarn wears and washes and will certainly update this post when I have tried both.
Last but not least, I chose this Portobello yarn! Cute name, right? Portobello is a 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool blend. It is made in Italy with a chainette structure. The loose fibers are blown into the hollow tube and slightly stick out of the mesh, which gives the yarn volume and a bit of fluff. It’s not THE softest yarn I’ve ever used, but it is soft and squishy in my opinion. I also really like the variety of colors it comes in.
I am going to be making the Mt Pleasant Blanket by The Knitty Pine with this yarn, but I’m not quite ready to start another blanket project yet so I just made a swatch to see how the yarn looks and feels.
If you like these yarn reviews, please leave a comment and let me know so I can work on more! And make sure to let me know if you try any of these hobbii yarns. 🙂