Yarn review

Alize Extra Folklorik Batik and Alize Lotus yarn review

Alize Extra Folklorik Batik



  • wonderful colors;
  • very forgiving in terms of knitting tension, the stitches look even with minimal effort to keep even tension;
  • eyelets look nice, and don’t get lost in the colors, hence it seems a good choice for a pattern with lace elements.


  • eats up the cables, they are as invisible as the picture suggests;
  • not very nice to the touch, feels a little like twine and not like yarn;
  • it’s 100% acrylic, and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

This seems a good choice for a scarf or a shawl, less for an article of clothing.

Yarn details:
Extra Folklorik Batik
manufacturer: Alize
composition: 100% Acrylic
skein: 100g/3.5Oz – 220m/240yds
gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows = 10cm/4″
recommended needles: 2.5mm/UK -/US – to 4mm/UK 8/US 6

Color used for the sample: 4882

Alize Lotus



  • very pliable and forgiving;
  • it works very well with cables;
  • like in the case, eyelets look good in it .


  • has a lot of bite to it, as it contains wool, not recommended for people with sensitive skin;
  • frogging is absolutely painful as it has hair.

As I have sensitive skin, I think I would have used that particular yarn for something that I would not have to wear.

Yarn details:
manufacturer: Alize
composition: 40% Polyester, 33% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 5% Alpaca
skein: 50g/1.76Oz – 175m/191yds
gauge: 22(manufacturer indicates 21.5 but you can’t cast on half a stitch) sts x 26 rows = 10cm/4″
recommended needles: 3mm/UK 11/US – to 6mm/UK 4/US 10

Color used for the sample: 193

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