3.5oz Bulky Acrylic 131yd Gentle Yarn by Big Twist

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Item # 18733972
3.5oz Bulky Acrylic 131yd Gentle Yarn by Big Twist is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
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How To Get It
BT GENTLE is a playful "bulky" yarn made from 100% high quality anti-pilling Acrylic. It is ideal for those looking for an affordable, easy knitting and lightweight yarn that will keep you warm for years on end. Pick one of our 12 great colors to make great bold and soft items such as blankets, housewares and toys one can knit or crochet in a flash.
  • Content: 100% Acrylic 
  • Yarn Weight: 5 Bulky
  • Weight & Yardage: 99g/3.5oz, 202m/131 yds
  • Knitting Gauge: 4in = 11 sts x 5 rows
  • Crochet Gauge: 4in= 9 sc x 9 rows
  • Recommended Needle: US 11 (8mm)
  • Recommended Hook: K-10.5 (6.5mm)
  • Care: Machine washable, dry flat. Do not iron or bleach.
  • The manufacturer attempts dye matching, but they are not guaranteed.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performing Well! No Complaints The 3 skeins are for my Ashley Lillis vest and very pleased with it. Good stitch definition. Aquamarine Color is rich, yarn is soft and is working up squishy & substantial without being stiff. No unravelling or splitting or knots. The vest is going to look and feel great!
Date published: 2023-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Delicious! This is the first time I’ve used Big Twist Gentle and I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner! The yarn is so easy to work with and the color Orchid is beautiful. I’ve used other yarn from Joanne and have found their brand just as competitive as other store brand yarn. Don’t hesitate to purchase. I’m crocheting a sweater with this yarn using a size 8mm hook and I can’t describe the fabric it makes as anything else but delicious!
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap quality The quality is cheap. I made a hat and with this yarn and it was flimsy. I’ve used other brands and the hats are thick and you can’t see thru them.
Date published: 2023-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from GROSS feels okay, but squeaks SO BAD on the hook while crocheting. the plies pull apart nonstop. frays relentlessly. doesn’t unwind well and turns into yarn puke. absolute GARBAGE.
Date published: 2023-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it This yarn makes a pretty bulky project, it’s very squishy and stitch definition is very clear. I made a baby blanket with it, even though I feel that It may be too heavy for a baby blanket. It definitely has weight to it, the blanket weighs down and stretch when I hold it up. I machine washed it and tumble dried on high heat and it came out looking good as new! No pilling as it says, no stretching out, and because it’s acrylic it was dry under 10 min in the drying machine. Biggest issue with it is the splitting, I’ve had to frog a lot and redo stitches because it splits so easily.
Date published: 2023-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft!! Wonderful quality. Making a baby blanket with the pink yarn and so far there’s no pilling and it holds up beautifully. I used 6 mm knitting needles for this project and it’s perfect for the basic stockinette pattern I’m using. Love Big Twist yarn!
Date published: 2023-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely my new favorite yarn I had to come write a review about this yarn because it is just so amazing. I was a big(pun intended) fan of big twist value before it changed into the awful form it's in now, but this has surpassed whatever greatness big twist value was. This yarn is so soft, squishy, and the fact that it's anti-pill is amazing. I have had a bit of a problem with splitting because this yarn is twisted very loosely, but I can overlook that because of all the other great qualities this yarn has. I bought a total of 16 skeins in many colors to make beanies for an upcoming craft show due to it being a bulky weight, my mind quickly changed when I got this yarn. I still plan to make beanies, but now I'm planning on using it for my temperature blanket next year, blankets, scarves, and many more wearable. The only thing bad that I have to say about this yarn is that it is definitely closer to an aran weight instead of bulky, I don't see that to be very much of an issue.
Date published: 2023-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Big twist, big nightmare I liked the yarn in store. Colors are beautiful, yarn very soft and anti-pill. Bought black and red to make fingerless Minnie Mouse gloves. Yarn is twisted so loosely that if I had to remove the hook from my work, I had lots of trouble getting back in through the loop with all the strands on it. Several times had to frog my work and if I went into a stitch had to be very careful not to split the yarn/stitch. Ended up not using this yarn. Too bad, it’s beautiful. Just glad I didn’t spend a lot of $ on it. Won’t buy again.
Date published: 2023-03-01
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