Last answer: August 12, 2014
1. I think it is, I have made afghans with it. It is softer after washing.
2. This Red Heart yarn is soft after a few washes but it tends to pill up a bit.
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3. I only buy Red Heart Yarn. I bought the yarn to make just that, Afghans. I like the quality of the yarn because it's strong, thick and keeps one very warm. I have others who request's for me to make them one on a regular basis. I love Red Heart. When it comes to Afghans I wouldn't buy any other. It serves the purpose of an Afghan to keep warm and cozy. Also, I love the choices of colors.
4. yes it is and the color will not run
5. This yarn works great for afghans . I have personally found a difference in the softness or the drape by colors. I have no idea why, but I worked identical strips in a dark green and a light green and one was stiffer while the other was soft and more "fluid" for lack of a better description. That may change after washing, I have no idea.
6. Yes, this yarn makes beautiful durable afghans.
7. Yes, after you wash it with mild detergent and fabric softener.
8. Yes it works very well for afghans. I would recommend a size 9 + needle...
9. Afghans are the main purpose of this yarn. I have made several afghans using it and am happy with all of them.
10. I found this is good sturdy yarn for a warm blanket afghan that gets a lot of use and with repeated washing it will soften more, good for what the "hub" and teenagers use. If you want something softer and more delicate try one of the "softee" yarns but beware that some of the real soft ones shed a bit and may be a little more "slippery" to handle. This is a good 4-ply worstered, I have used it for a couple winter bedspreads, they are heavy and warm. You might want to try a "sport yarn" that is 3 ply makes a lighter weight item, just be sure to check your gage by making a small sample piece first. Good luck !!
11. The Super Saver is usually a little stiff once the item is finished, depending on how tightly you crochet. I have used this for afghans before, just make sure you wash it at least once before you actually use it. That will soften it up. Great yarn for the price.
12. It really depends on the pattern and how tight you work. In general, if you follow the directions on your pattern concerning what weight of yarn to use, you'll get the drape your pattern is supposed to have. I've made many afghans from this yarn and it works for worsted weight patterns.