Red Heart Gemstone Fire Agate Beautiful
This yarn is absolutely beautiful! The vibrant colors in the Fire Agate are gorgeous. However, I do not agree that this yarn is a 5 weight. It's more of a light 4 weight to a 3 weight. I am using a 6.5mm crochet hook with it, so that it gives softer stitches. It's not the softest yarn I have ever felt, and I'm really hoping it softens up in the washing and drying. It gives good stitch definition. Even though it works up like a 3 weight it does have dense stitches, and it will still be a slightly heavy blanket. I'm using a simple double crochet stitch, and that allows the vibrant colors to come through. I would buy this yarn again, I just really wish it was a 5 weight like it says. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia, and I also get spasms between my shoulder blades, and working with thin yarn makes the problems worse. If you're looking for the bulkiness of a 5, you won't get it with this yarn. I highly recommend it for the colors.