"Strata" by Red Heart is a multi-colored, plied yarn which creates Fair-Isle type designs when knitted and stiping patterns when crocheted. Produced in 9 pastel to dark colorways, "Strata" is well-suited to hats, scarves, sweaters, throws, shawls, pullovers and accessories. The content of "Strata" is 100% acrylic.
Sunday September 3 8:06:28 PM PST
I purchased some of this last night at my local Super Walmart. It's a bit scratchy...I don't know if that will change with a good wash or not. However, I love the look of the scarf I made. I bought it because I was taken by the look of the yarn, and just made the pattern on the label. (the pattern is crochet, I think the yarn looks better in the knit samples, personally, but I love it either way.) I will buy it again...I just love the colours.
Wednesday September 6 7:52:54 AM PST
I thought it just a bit scratchy, too, but haven't washed to see if that solves the problem. I knit a Christmas stocking and was thrilled with the self-striping pattern. Bought more to make additional stockings for grandkids.
Thursday September 14 8:42:29 PM PST
I think the Red Heart Strata is neato!!! I really like it. (I just wish I could knit because I think the pattern comes out neater), but I crochet. Does anyone know if the strata has specific dye lots only for each color skein or do I need to buy however I much I need for my project so there will not be a various shades of the same colors throughout? Also I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get more of this, preferrably the Cascade, with a dye lot of 16483. I bought the only three skeins Wal-Mart had. Thanks
Saturday September 16 7:49:29 PM PST
I just bought my first skein of Strata at my local Wal-mart. It is also the Cascade and has the same lot # as yours...16483. Since I am quite a few states away, I'd say we are safe in buying another skein and having it match :) I'm knitting my first hat with it, and I like how it looks so far.
Tuesday September 19 9:44:07 AM PST
I noticed this yarn (Strata) in Walmat today and love it! The inside of the label only had instructions for crocheting. Could anyone tell me what size of needles to use and how many stitches to cast on for a knitted scarf? I am new at knitting and I assume that correct needle size and stitches would be necessary in keeping the pattern ?