It has been a minute since I did another yarn day review. This week, with the Forget Me Not Top being launched I figured it will be fun to talk a little about the yarn I used. For my recent design I used A Star is Born: Oh Baby Yarn. If you ever though of using this yarn, seen it, or just very curious about it, this post is for you!
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Oh Baby Yarn
As many of you know, I love Lion Brand Yarn! Having most of my reviews on yarn day featuring their products, I think it is safe to say I am crazy about them! Oh Baby Yarn is amongst one of their newer releases of yarn (Spring-summer 2020) which is very fitting to the type of yarn it is being light and cotton.
A Star is Born is – what I assume – a category in the Lion Brand Yarn family kind of like their LB Collection or Wool-Ease Family. This, I am not 100% sure of, please let me know if I am wrong! So far there are two members in this family: Oh Baby and Nap Time. This review is only for Oh Baby.
Cotton cotton cotton!
Oh Baby Yarn is a 100% organic cotton class 2 yarn. It is light weight and is a great choice for year round designs. Lion Brand Yarn does have other 100% cotton yarn such as Re-up which is 100% recycled cotton and 24/7 Cotton that is 100% mercerized cotton. I played around with 24/7 Cotton a couple years back when I first started designing. Comparing 24/7 Cotton to Oh Baby I would say Oh Baby is a lot more garment friendly – if that’s a thing – because it is a lot softer with better drape.
Out of all the yarn I have tried out, I would say Oh Baby resembles a lot like Paintbox Yarn’s Cotton DK. You can read more about Paintbox Yarn’s Cotton DK here. The two are similar in texture, however being a lighter weight yarn, Oh Baby is a lot more flexible. Despite being a fine yarn, Oh Baby is not compromised in it’s durability and feels very strong. This is a plus because it is totally machine washable.
The yarn comes in 12 beautiful colors. I personally would love to see more options since Oh Baby is a great garment yarn. Hopefully they will add more options in the future. A ball comes with a good amount of yarn. You can easily make a simple top with at least 6 balls (for medium) or less. It comes at a reasonable price point (one reason why I absolutely love Lion Brand Yarn) of $5.99 US. It is twice the amount of Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, however I feel like it goes a lot further which makes it worth it. At this price point, however, Oh Baby is not ideal to use for larger garments or projects such as blankets.
Overall, I had a great experience with this yarn. I totally underestimated the amount of yarn and how far this yarn can go that I ended up with a few extra balls and made another top! It is really easy to work with, I had no issues with splitting (as cotton yarns usually does). Frogging when I made a mistake went smoothly as well. The stitch definition of Oh Baby is absolutely defined and gorgeous! Being a sold color yarn, I believe it would look just amazing with intricate stitches.
If the line had more colors available I think it would be a great yarn to play around with for amigurumi or color blocked garments. However, I am pleased with the colors they have available.