Stroll Tonal Mini Packs from WeCrochet was an item that caught my attention and was quickly added to my cart. Working with the incredible colours and having a challenge to create a project with one pack of mini skeins was a fun thought for me. I enjoy designing small projects and working with new yarns so this was definitely a win-win!
Today I’m sharing my review of Stroll Tonal Mini Packs. How it works up, what’s good about it and if you should consider adding it to your yarn stash.
Read my review below…
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Let me begin by saying that I was not asked to write this review. I purchased this yarn because it caught my eye and I’m sharing my personal experience purchasing and working with this yarn. Although I am an affiliate with WeCrochet/KnitPicks, I only share and link to products I have personally used and enjoy working with.
Stroll Tonal Minis are comprised of 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon.
Stroll Tonal Mini Packs is a product of WeCrochet/Knit Picks. WeCrochet was launched in 2019 and is a sister brand of Knit Picks that focuses on crochet related products. This review is for the Stroll Tonal Mini Pack which is a fingering weight, mixed fibre yarn. They do also offer individual 100g Tonal hanks in 19 different colours. Although I haven’t worked with those I would imagine them to be almost the same, just larger hanks and single colours instead of 5 minis arranged in a cute little pack.
One pack contains 5 mini hanks with each hank containing approximately 20 grams/90 yards of yarn. I did weigh each one and the numbers were spot on. The recommended hook size for this yarn is “B-E” which is 2.25mm-3.5mm however I tend to use a 4mm with good results. It’s always important to note what hook size is recommended within the pattern you are working on to ensure the correct gauge for your project.
The WeCrochet website shows 10 different packs of Stroll Tonal Minis in preselected colours to create some beautiful sets. I purchased the “Spring Fields” pack but there is definitely a variety to choose from depending on your the type of shades you like. There are a few different yarns in “Stroll” line but from working with the Tonal, I was really surprised by how beautiful it is. In each individual hank, there is a mixture of light and dark colours matching that particular shade. It creates some gorgeous depth and is really quite eye catching worked up into a project.
Clear packaging displays the 5 hanks nicely and keeps everything contained should you want to set the pack aside to use later.
The label on Stroll Tonal Mini Packs states that this yarn can be placed in the washing machine using a cold water setting. You can also place projects made with this yarn in the dryer on a low tumble dry setting. I cannot comment on how well this yarn hold up using these methods as I used my pack to make a scarf and it hasn’t need a wash quite yet.
Other Label Details:
The label contains all the important information you need on the front of the packaging. You’ll find the yarn line at the top with the weight just underneath. The colourway is clearly listed along with the name of each individual shade.
Total yardage and weight is shown with those numbers broken up to mention the individual yardage and weight of each hank. Recommended crochet hook and knitting needle sizes are both included as well as gauge details, yarn weight, fibre content and washing instructions.
The WeCrochet and Knit Picks logos are visible with website information for both and a contact number should you need any help from customer service. The label states this yarn was made in Peru and also contains a lot number.
What Can I Make With It?
Fingering weight yarn is frequently used within knitting projects but is becoming quite popular to use when crocheting. Items like socks, shawls, wraps and lightweight scarves are all great options and are excellent ways to show off the amazing colourways that fingering weight yarn is often known for. The Stroll Tonal Mini Packs do have mixtures of shades throughout each hank and look amazing worked into stitches.
Where Can I Buy It?
Because Stroll Tonal Minis is a WeCrochet/Knit Picks brand, I believe it is only available though the WeCrochet and Knit Picks websites. I live in Canada so it does ship directly from the U.S as that’s where WeCrochet/Knit Picks is located. I’ve had really great experiences ordering through WeCrochet and despite my box of yarn having to cross the border, it always arrives well packaged and in an incredibly fast timeframe. You can check out my review here: Ordering From WeCrochet (Is It Worth It?)
Stroll Tonal Mini Packs are priced at 24.49 (USD). I think it’s a great value because you get 5 different shades that all coordinate well together and are the perfect size for small projects.
So, How Does It Work Up?
I used this yarn to create my Spring Vibes Skinny Scarf. Even though the wool content was 75% it wasn’t overly scratchy or rough. The 25% nylon was a nice balance to provide a bit of stretch and drape. I did not run into any issues like pilling or yarn splitting and the whole project flowed nicely.
Because this yarn does does come in hanks, you will need to take some time to prepare it for use. Since each hank was so small, I didn’t bother using a yarn swift or winder. To keep things simple, I just draped an untwisted hank over the back of a chair and wound each by hand into small balls. This step is important with hanks as it’s nearly impossible to use the yarn when it’s in the format. You’ll end up with tangles, knots and frustration. Although it takes a little extra time, this process is definitely needed.
If you haven’t crocheted with fingering weight yarn before, I think this could be a really great introduction. You get enough for a small project and you don’t even need to choose complimenting colours because they have been picked for you! The only problem might be deciding which pack to go with because they all look amazing.
Have you used this yarn before or will you be checking it out? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please let me know in the comments below or head over to my contact page for all the ways to get in touch.
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