Dear people at Schachenmayr –
I was given a ball of your Boston Mix in braun color (= brown color). To be honest: I would probably not have chosen that color combinaton myself: blunt brown, undefined beige, a strident orange. It’s not my taste. However, my son sort of liked it and he wanted a bobble hat. So I started knitting.
- The yarn is 84% polyacrylics and 16% wool. That is nothing I usually work with. But to make things worse, Boston Mix is prone to split even when using dull pointed needles.
- The ball I was given was broken more than once in its middle and had three knots in 109 yards.
- To top that, Boston Mix is not a gradient yarn. Instead, individual hanks are tied up (for the length of half an inch) with what looks like grey sewing yarn. No matter how you knit – there is no way to hide those mends.
A ball of Boston Mix currently retails at 12,95 € (16 US$). What on earth is going on with your pricing? As much as I love your sock yarn Regia – Boston Mix was a huge disappointment.
However, there is a happy-ending – at least in my story. For the time being my son likes the bobble hat I made. He is determined to wear it once it is cold enough. Eventually, the hat will meet the same fate as his predecessors: Julius will loose it at school or grow out of it. Ideally before the yarn’s poor quality shows.
People at Schachenmayr – you may wonder why I am writing to you: well, at least in my knitting wonderland you have a reputation to lose and I would hate to see that happen. Therefore, could you please revise the next edition of Boston Mix or reassess your pricing strategy?