Red Heart Unforgettable yarn holds a special place in my heart as it is the yarn I used to make one of my first Dragons. This particular dragon went viral and is the reason I figured out what I want to be when I grow up.
Red Heart Unforgettable has some great qualities and some draw backs. Here’s the skinny.
Pro: It comes in absolutely stunning colors. I can’t recommend it enough for this reason. Colors are often most important to me as they capture what I want to convey - poor colors, means it’ll have a poor reception. Red Heart unforgettable always satisfies this way (I can’t recommend “Stained Glass” or “Gossamer” enough).
Con: It lies about its weight. It says it is a medium weight yarn, but it is not. It is a light weight yarn. Size down on your hook or double the yarn up. It is not terrible about yarn weight consistency, but it is not perfect this way. I have had more issues with other yarns, but this can be an issue for this one too sometimes, depending on the skein you’re using.
Pro: It is single ply! I love single ply! Something about that smooth single twist of yarn is sexy and silky and awesome. It’s my favorite and it’s what drew me to Red Heart Unforgettable in the first place.
Con: It is single ply! This means it can pull apart as you sew with it leaving you to cry hot tears of fury as you try to figure out how to thread your needle with 3 inches of yarn tail left to sew an entire dragon limb to your precious dragon and CURSE THE GODS FOR THEIR CRUELTY. Always remember to twist your yarn as you sew with it and you should be fine, but this is definitely an annoyance.
Pro: It’s cheap and easily available!
Con: It’s IMPOSSIBLE to frog. It felts itself as you crochet with it, so if you make a mistake and need to go back, it’s going to give you a real hard time. How to fix that? Don’t make a mistake.
All in all, I would still recommend it! I really like using it and I’m so glad to have it in nearly every color it’s available in.