Over the years I have found that yarn changes. Although the two brands I used to use are still available at the major craft stores, I have found that it is worth spending little more money for a better yarn that will wear just as well, if not better.
I am beginning this thread of posts with my favorite yarn, Lion Brand Wool Ease. This yarn is so soft that it makes it even more fun to crochet! Who would think that it was possible?
Lion Brand Wool- Ease Yarn
Weight: 4 medium Blend: 80% acrylic, 20% wool Care: machine washable and dryable on low heat, can be drycleaned Ball weight: 3 oz. Ease of use: yarn comes off outside of the ball tangling does not seem to be an issue Consistency: excellent – this yarn holds together very well with no separating of the 4 strands and very few, if any, variations in thickness, and rarely contains random threads Colors: a wide variety of colors is available on-line if not in your store