I’m super eager to share this review with you, “The Shiny Happy Cotton Yarn Reviewed”, because I’m going to share my experience with what’s become my favorite cotton yarn.
To be perfectly clear with you, I haven’t been sponsored to write this post, & aren’t working with Wool and the Gang for it. However I’ll share my affiliate links where you can grab this yarn, because I love it so much!
Let’s dive into what you can expect from this yarn!
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WOOL AND THE GANG:
The Shiny Happy Cotton is a yarn from Wool and the Gang, a yarn company that offers high quality yarn. On their page they talk about how they source materials with consideration to reduce impact on our environment. They also use yarn fibers that are natural, renewable & biodegradable.
What’s also cool is that they work with fashion factories to re-purpose their waste into yarn. This can be seen in some of their amazing yarns such as the Billie Jean Yarn.
SHINY HAPPY COTTON DESCRIPTION & FEATURES:
The Shiny Happy Cotton is a 100 % Peruvian Pima Cotton yarn that are made in Peru. It’s described by Wool and the Gang to be sliky soft hand-picked cotton from the north coast. It also has a unique softness due to Peru’s sunshine & fertile soils where it’s grown. This cotton yarn is also suggested as a yarn for warmer months in the description by Wool and the Gang.
Fibres: 100 % pima cotton yarn.
Ball size/weight/lenght: 100 gram ball, 142 metres & 155 yards.
Suggested crochet hook: 5 mm – 8 mm.
Yarn weight: Aran – 4 medium yarn.
Colors: 32 amazing colors.
HOW & WHEN TO USE SHINY HAPPY COTTON:
The Shiny happy cotton can be used for both crochet & knitting as well as other fiber arts. On the Wool & the Gang homepage, you’ll find crochet patterns & knitting patterns designed especially for this yarn. You can also find knitting & crochet patterns using this yarn on Ravelry & Love Crochet.
As the description of the yarn says, it’s a great yarn to be used for warmer months, however I think I would define it as a yarn perfect all year through.
HOW I’VE USED THE SHINY HAPPY COTTON:
I just recently got the chance to use Wool and the Gangs Shiny Happy Cotton & I fell in love with this yarn fast.
From purchasing to opening the package:
I purchased the yarn online on the Wool and the Gang Website (more about that later). My yarn arrived within 1 week to the outskirts of Norway, which was fast!
Starting with how the yarn was delivered & the packaging. It came in a beautiful well designed black & white paper bag with the text “Wool and the Gang” on it. It also had their hashtag #madeunique printed on it. This packaging tells me already that I’ve purchased a high quality product.
The yarn balls themselves are also well presented with beautiful, good printed labels, with clear descriptions of necessary information. With a thick paper labels they feel like good quality.
Finally my first impression with the yarn is that it’s soft, almost so soft that I couldn’t expect anything like that. Which truly takes me by surprise.
Concluding chat I can’t wait until I can start making something with it.
Crocheting with the yarn:
I purchased the yarn to crochet with it. Because let’s be honest, I really can’t knit & it’s the only way I use yarn. I also purchased the yarn with the goal to design a garment with it.
As the yarn suggests it works well with crochet hooks from 5 mm up to 8 mm. Because of the nature of the crochet pattern design I had in mind I decided to use a 7 mm wood crochet hook for this yarn.
Working with the yarn was a breeze. It was light, soft & easy to work with. At first when I received the yarn I was worried that it might split easily when crocheting, however it didn’t, not once.
I ended up designing a crochet top, a pattern I’m particularly satisfied with because of the yarn quality.
Quality after some time has passed:
Since crocheting with the yarn, I’ve used the crochet top just a couple of times & never washed it. What’s great is that it hasn’t changed in any way. There’s no signs yet that the top has been used & it looks just as great as when I first used it.
I’ll for sure update this info after using & washing the crochet top multiple times.
WHERE TO GRAB SHINY HAPPY COTTON:
So where can you grab this amazing yarn? Well, I’ve got a couple of options for you.
Wool and the Gang Website:
The first option is to visit the Wool and the Gang website. They let you purchase the yarn as single balls of yarn or in bundles of either 7 or 10 balls. Available in all 32 colors.
The single balls price is at the time of writing $12.
The 7 balls bundle costs $72, while the 10 balls bundle costs $96.
Wool and the Gang offers shipping worldwide, with a shipping speed at 2 days to the closest locations, while just 14 days to the furthest locations. That’s fast! A plus is that they offer tracking with all orders as well.
My favorite place to buy any yarn these days is Love Crochet, mostly because they offer a huge variety of yarns. Luckily they’ve also got Wool and The Gang Shiny Happy Cotton. Available in 18 beautiful colors.
Love Crochet sells the yarn as single balls & offers free shipping if you purchase for more than $60.
On Love Crochet you can also find patterns designed by indie designers featuring this yarn.
Find the yarn on Love Crochet.
Wool and the Gang has also a shop on Etsy where they offer Shiny Happy Cotton. It’s a great choice if you’re familiar with Etsy & prefer to purchase yarn there.
On Etsy they have only 6 colors available.
They offer shipping within 48 hours & delivery takes up to 12 days.
SUMMARY – PROS & CONS FOR SHINY HAPPY COTTON YARN REVIEWED:
Listing up my pros & cons in this summary for “The Shiny Happy Cotton Yarn Reviewed”: read “+” for positives “-” for negatives.
+ The Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton is the softest cotton yarn I’ve ever crocheted with.
+ It has so many beautiful colors available that I can’t get tired of it.
+ The packaging shows quality & the product delivers.
– The yarn is a little expensive, meaning I can’t always buy it (However the quality is worth every penny).
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