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Lion Brand Yarn 150-202 Fishermen's Wool Yarn, Birch Tweed
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- Authentic 78-Percent Pure Virgin Wool with natural lanolin oil is soft and warm; Ideal for ski and fisherman sweaters, hats, scarves, throws, etc
- 78-Percent Pure Virgin Wool
- This yarn is great for felting once it is machine washed and can also be dyed
- Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of water, detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation; Lay out horizontally for drying
- 4 Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn; 6.00-Ounce (170 g), 348 yd (318 m)
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However, this is hardly your all-purpose, go-to wool. For one thing, it's very thin. I can't believe they can get away with calling this worsted. I have DK yarn that is as thick or thicker than Fisherman's Wool. The other detractor is that it's very rough and thready. If you roll the yarn in your fingers, you can just about feel every single thread in the ply. I used this to try and knit up some warm indoor socks, only to find that stepping in them was painful and left little horizontal and vertical marks on the soles of my feet. And it's very, very rough. I had to use a yarn guide soon after I started to knit because it rubbed the top of my index finger raw. I would not recommend using for a garment that lays against the skin. Lastly, it's messy. I don't expect my wool to be pristine, but the amount of junk I pulled from one skein was ridiculous. Enough hay to line a hamster cage, various black hairs (not sheep...goat maybe?), and even a couple of pieces that I couldn't identify...one of them metal.
The price is great, but it's not worth the limitations, especially when there are other yarn companies (Cascade, Berroco, Plymouth, etc...) that offer a much better product at reasonable prices as well.
Couldn't ask for better -- and the 8 oz. skein is great for minimizing joinings.
The second second scarf I'm knitting is in nature's brown, which is a really pretty, chocolatey color. I'm using one strand and knitting with size 6 needles, so these are much smaller stitches. The yarn is pleasant enough to work with, especially for the price, although it is not particularly soft. BUT, not very far into the first skein there was a break that had been tied together. I could have lived with this, but the tie was ridiculous. Honestly, there was practically no yarn left on either end of the tie--just two little pieces of fuzz. I should have just stopped knitting, cut the yarn, and re-tied it, but I didn't--I just cursed. I guess I'll just pull the knot through to the wrong side and put Liquid Stitch on it. This yarn is made in China. Maybe Lion Brand should look for a U.S. manufacturer, but then I guess they'd have to charge about twice as much for it. Maybe the poor Chinese factory workers are trained to tie broken yarn so that they don't waste any yarn at all. Ridiculous! Lion Brand needs to get some kind of quality control on its Fishermen's Wool. And the color that is only 78% wool should have an obvious warning on the label that it's not all wool!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sent these to my sister for a present and she has made a ton of stuff with. She stated high quality and loves the yarnPublished 2 months ago by Brian Wilson
This is the best all-around wool yarn on the market! I have bought it several times and have used it for knitting, felting, and dyeing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris Beemer