Yarn Review: Isaac Mizrahi’s Craft Sutton

yaRRns By Feb 01, 2015 29 Comments

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Lately my favorite type of yarn to work with is bulky or super bulky. Projects work up quickly giving that lovely sense of complete when you weave that last end. Within a few hours you have a freshly finished object, as was the case with a hat and cowl I made using Isaac Mizrahi’s Craft yarn in Sutton.  My niece picked out the yarn a few weeks months ago and requested a hat and cowl. She also asked for fingerless gloves but I only had two skeins and ran out of yarn.

Sutton, which is sold exclusively at Michaels, and is a super bulky, wool acrylic single-ply yarn. It has a smooth feel and works up very nicely. The yarn seems self stripe to produces a lovely pattern. It feels satiny and produces a lovely shine.

I purchases two skeins, one I worked directly from, the other I had wound into a ball. I found working from the skein better; the yarn snagged and got fuzzy when I rolled it into a ball.

It’s a bulky weight without being too heavy and, well, bulky under your coat (or over it) and the finished objects were snuggly and soft.

Simple knit hat using Sutton by Isaac Mizrahi

Simple knit hat using Sutton by Isaac Mizrahi



To create you own Super Easy and Quick to Make Cowl:

You will need:

Cast on 44 stitches and join for working in the round.

Each round: knit 1, purl 1

Bind off using Icelandic Method (I only know two bind offs and this one produces a stretchier bind off. Please visit this post for a link to a video sharing how to do it.)

And voila…Cowlabunga!


Simple knit cowl using Sutton by Isaac Mizrahi

Simple knit cowl using Sutton by Isaac Mizrahi




Since the yarn is exclusively sold at Michael’s, head on over and use this 40% Off Any One Regular Price Item link and treat yourself.

Happy Crafting!

r’s note: Affiliate links are used in this post. If you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. All opinions, however, are my own. 


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. I love the color of that yarn, but honestly I have no clue what a cowl is. It ended up coming out pretty 🙂

    1. Rachee says:

      The easiest way I choose to explain: a cowl is a circle scarf!

  2. Aimee Ramos Fauci says:

    I do so admire those that can knit. This yarn looks so soft!

    1. Rachee says:

      The yarn is soft and I almost wanted to keep that cowl for me!

  3. Thank you for linking up! I haven't crocheted for a long time now. But I've been wanting too! I believe you have inspired me get the hook and yarn out!

    1. Rachee says:

      Do it! You won’t be disappointed!

  4. April G says:

    One of these days, I’m going to learn how to crochet. As soon as I get one free hand for more than a minute at a time.

  5. Amanda Love says:

    That cowl is beautiful but unfortunately I have no idea how to knit but would love to learn.

  6. I have always admired people who can do this type of thing. I have tried many times but am just not coordinated enough. My SIL is a whiz at it though!

  7. Lesley says:

    You are very talented. I have been wanting to learn how to use yard to make beautiful things. I have a friend who crochets such cute things for babies.

  8. Carmen Nimo Perez says:

    I have never learned how to knit, although I think it's something that I would enjoy. That is very pretty yarn!

  9. Jeanine Macintosh says:

    I wish I could knit! This is lovely! I tried to Crochet ones and even failed at that! It takes talent!

  10. Liz Mays says:

    Knitting with yarn can be so relaxing! The cowl turned out great. The color pattern is cool!

  11. I admire your yarn work. I am not handy at all with yarn. I love wearing yarn made products though

  12. Terry says:

    The handmade hats are so much warmer than the ones you can buy. I think I remember you making scarves.

  13. Beth says:

    That looks nice and warm! My daughter crocheted me a circle scarf and I love it!

  14. Amber NElson says:

    That hat is adorable. I really want to learn how to knit.

  15. Pam says:

    I really love that hat. I have always wanted to learn how to knit, but I never have.

  16. Pam Hudson says:

    Those are beautiful and I love the color coordination. I need to take knitting up again. I use to be pretty good at it.

  17. Those colors are beautiful. Passing this along to my mom, the knitter.

  18. Nicole Lutzy says:

    You are so talented. I had a friend try to teach me how to crochet over the weekend and I just could not do it, not my thing. I wish it was, I am going to try again. Love the colors!

  19. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have just started knitting again. This yarn looks fantastic. 40% off is a great deal.

  20. Rosey says:

    That’s nice that you offered a link to the bind tutorial. I think this turned out great.

  21. I love that yarn. I have a few skeins that are similar in their colors and design. I had planned on using them for some scarves or blankets but think I am going to use them for a doll plastic canvas project.

  22. Very talented work, I’m really clumsy when it comes to work like this; great review!

  23. Theresa says:

    Isaac Mizrahi always has quality products. I am sure the yarn is amazing! I love the colors you chose for your cowl.

  24. Angela S says:

    The hat came out really great. I wish I had more time to crochet.

  25. Alice Chase says:

    SO beautiful! I wish my work came out as pretty.

  26. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I wish I knew how to sew and make things myself. I love Michaels, they have amazing crafts for my kids as well.

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