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Red Heart Reflective Yarn Review

Beautiful Free Cowl #crochet pattern - Coraline on Times Square by Simply Collectible

I love trying anything new and when I first heard about this yarn that reflects light, I instantly thought of ‘glow-in-the-dark' and it's not that. Once my brain realized it was like reflective tape or the fabric they use on shoes and backpacks, I jumped on it!

This is NOT intended as safety gear. This is purely for fun. If you need safety gear, contact a local sports and outdoor retailer.

Awesome Reflective Gear |Free Crochet Pattern is Available |

Read more about my this free crochet pattern, click HERE.

Here are three other amazing projects created with Red Heart Reflective.

Continue reading for my Red Heart Reflective yarn review.

The LOOK of Red Heart Reflective Yarn:
The reflective strip is quite thin, but depending on the colour, it's noticeable to the naked eye when you are looking at the skein. Once you stitch it up, it's not really noticeable until it catches light from another area.

The TEXTURE of Red Heart Reflective Yarn:
I was very surprised. Reflective safety gear is typically tape or plastic. This is a thin plastic strip which is neatly wrapped around a delicious texture of yarn. There is something about it that reminds me of raw silk or even bamboo and it makes me wonder if this is available without the strip for a soft, flow-y tunic or baby blanket. Perhaps it is and I just don't know it. If you do, please comment below and tell me which it is.

The END PRODUCT with Red Heart Reflective Yarn:
This yarn surprises. It does not scratch (unless, perhaps, you are gripping it for dear life) and it does not split. It moves as you would expect yarn to move and can be wet blocked. As with all acrylics, I do NOT recommend ironing it unless you want to melt your piece into a solid. I like to steam them on occasion, but it isn't required.

As you can see, the stitches look great!

The image immediately following was taken in bright light with flash. The image after was in the dark with flash.

Red Heart Reflective Yarn Review by Simply Collectible | Free pattern for Reflective Safety Harness is available.

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All in all, I do recommend this yarn, but it sells out, so I had to contact Red Heart directly. It's worth the wait!

Contact your local retailer or order directly from Red Heart by clicking HERE or the image below from their site.

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Monday 13th of April 2015

So this is a super bulky yarn? What hook would you recommend using?


Monday 13th of April 2015

Hi, Kathleen ~ I would recommend going with the hook your project calls for to start with or try to start with the hook Red Heart recommends (6 mm (J-10) hook) and see how you enjoy the gauge. Have fun!

Angela Piazza

Thursday 8th of January 2015

I love the reflective yarn. My only issue is partly my fault. When I received my first order i didn't realize how small the skeins were. :-( 880z is not a lot and the cost is up there, but it is worth it I do realize that.


Thursday 8th of January 2015

It's hard to imagine sometimes, too. The yarn is truly beautiful.