Timeless from King Cole is a premium acrylic yarn with just a touch of alpaca to give it a soft and fluffy feel and appearance. Initially launched in solid colours, King Cole have now added Timeless Classic to the superchunky range which is a 'barber pole' yarn (the two colours are twisted a little like a candy cane or barber pole) which gives a subtle tweedy effect.
Timeless comes in a good array of colours in both chunky and superchunky weights. Pattern support is very good with garments and accessories in the range. It is a very soft, smooth yarn which is very easy to work with with just a fine halo caused by the alpaca. With a high acrylic content, Timeless goes a long way making large projects more affordable.
Timeless is easy to care for and can be machine washed but as with all acrylics, care needs to be taken as if too much eat is applied it loses it structural integrity. Acrylic generally doesn’t feel as warm as wool to wear and has less stretch and “memory” which can affect the lifetime wearability of a finished project, especially if too much heat is applied. Like other acrylic yarns, it originates from petrochemicals which may contribute to our environmental changes. As a synthetic, it cannot resist heat and will melt and then burn if exposed to a naked flame.
90% acrylic/10% alpaca
Chunky has 155m on 100g balls and knits to tension of 14 stitches x 20 rows on 6mm needles
Superchunky has 85m on 100g balls and knits to a tension of 10 stitches x 14 rows on 10mm needles
Machine wash on 30 (wool wash)
This yarn a great all-rounder for chunky items. It is ideal for garments and accessories and can be used for larger household items too.
Fairly gentle on the hands although it has little give. The alpaca in the mix gives the finished projects a soft halo and soft and cosy feel. A great yarn to give the feeling of luxury while not breaking the bank.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this'
Ruth's rating: 1
Jenny's rating: 2
This is a good quality mixed fibre yarn with a which feels soft when knitted up. Accessible to all budgets.
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