You might have seen Ice Yarn on Ebay. Often people have wondered on yarn message boards, who has used this yarn? Is the quality good or are you getting what you paid for?
I'm here to tell you all, I have used tons of different types of Ice Yarn. I have attached some pics below. Yarn Paradise sells Ice Yarn. The yarn is imported from Turkey. Most the yarn comes in packs of 4 100 gram balls or 8 50 gram balls. You can not purchase one ball. The shipping is as much, if not more, than the yarn. All that said, I think you still get a great deal.
I have started getting large orders together with my knitting group. It helps cut down the cost of shipping and we have split many of the novelty yarn packs. My favorite yarn to buy is the Cocoon Ice Yarn. One ball knits up a super fun scarf for a child or adult. A comparable American yarn to Cocoon is Red HeartÂ® Pomp-a-Doodleâ„¢. Pomp-a-Doodle runs about $6 per ball at Michaels or Joann's. Ice Yarn is under $3 a ball (depending on shipping costs). I usually pay a total average of $2.50 per 100 gram ball of Ice Yarn. Always purchase on Tuesdays, they have amazing deals every Tuesday.
I have also purchased Ice Yarn wool, cashmere, cotton, eyelash, mohair and metallic yarns. The yarns are unique and fun. Most yarns from Yarn-Paradise have little comparable to anything you can find in the USA.
The only negatives with these yarns are consistency. I have had small sections of yarn with stains, but they have been easy to work around. The weight of the yarn seems different from ball to ball but in the case of many my projects, I haven't run into any problems. None of the balls have dye lot info and some lack any info of fiber contents.
As far as all their fun novelty yarns, they are so colorful and textured, it can be overwhelming to come up with projects. I like to the yarn to speak for itself. A simple garter stitch scarf often makes the best statement.
I rate this yarn 4 out of 5 stars. Great price, great service, super fun yarn and 1000s of options.