|Item Weight||0.32 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0 x 0 x 0 inches|
|Item model number||860-171C|
|Assembled Height||0.02 inches|
|Assembled Width||0.02 inches|
Lion Brand Yarn 860-171C Vanna's Choice Yarn, Fern
- An easy-care, silky-soft premium basic available in a range of beautiful, expertly-coordinated shades
- 100-Percent Premium Acrylic; 400, 401, 403: 92-Percent Acrylic, 8-Percent Rayon; 402: 96-Percent Acrylic, 4-Percent Rayon
- The colors for Vanna's Choice coordinate beautifully with those in the Vanna's Choice Baby line
- Machine wash; Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F; Dry Clean, any solvent; No bleach product may be used
- 4 Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn
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An easy-care, silky-soft premium basic available in a range of beautiful, expertly-coordinated shades; 100-Percent Premium Acrylic; 400, 401, 403: 92-Percent Acrylic, 8-Percent Rayon; 402: 96-Percent Acrylic, 4-Percent Rayon; The colors for Vanna's Choice coordinate beautifully with those in the Vanna's Choice Baby line, so you can mix and match yarns with picture-perfect results; Machine wash; Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F; Dry Clean, any solvent; No bleach product may be used; A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting; Weight Category: 4 Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn; Solids: 3-1/2-Ounce (100 g), 170 yards (156 m); Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3-Ounces (85 g), 145 yards (133 m); Each skein measures approximately 8 by 3 by 3-Inch
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I had been ordering it from the Lion Brand website because the local craft and fabric stores carry a limited variety and quantity. I had no idea Amazon carried it. Many of the colors are much cheaper on Amazon and have Prime shipping. Some are twice as much or are an add on item. Whether you get it here or elsewhere on line, be warned that the colors don't always match. Sometimes they are darker, like the Colonial Blue, sometimes it's brighter like the very vibrant aqua, and sometimes it's a different tone all together, like the Sapphire Blue which actually has a dark almost real undertone. It's a chance you take when buying from a photo anywhere on the internet. This green is a perfect match in person.
While it's easier to buy everything from the website, you can save some serious money buying on Amazon if you take your time to compare prices on the different colors. However, there is a serious trade off. You don't get all the same lot number. That's not a big deal if your using multiple colors interchangeably on a project, but it is if you are making a solid colored item.
My experience even with the same lot numbers is that there are some quality control issues. The colors match fine but sometimes one skein is a tad bit shinier than the next, and the texture of the yarn can be different from one skein to the next, or even within the same skein! It's rare but it does happen. They will be the same ply but the yarn itself gets much thinner. Again, it depends on your project if this will be an issue.
All I can say is if you are buying it directly from Amazon and not one of the market place sellers and you notice this problem, you can return it. I think the savings is worth it for the projects I make such as multicolored afghans, blankets, slouchy hats, market bags, yarn bags, etc. it is just so soft!
Overall, I do NOT like working with this yarn. It splits too easily and I've had to redo stitches multiple times on a row because I've managed to only snag one or two of the threads, not the whole twist. I do knit and crochet tightly, so that does not help. I do like the way the stitches look on the finished product. There is good definition and a slight sheen. It also has more spring to the fiber, which means less hand fatigue, which was an unexpected surprise, as other cheaper yarns have killed my hands.
I bought this for a very specific Lion Brand project I was crocheting for a friend, or I would probably have not purchased it at all. This is a DARK, deep navy blue, even darker than the picture on my monitor. Great for this project, but tough on my old eyes. I can't be the only one who has a hard time seeing stitches on the dark yarns, right?
For any yarn that is a little scratchier than I prefer, it's fixable by take off labels, loosening the skein up with your fingers, but just a little, sticking in a mesh bag, wash with cold water, and and drying with medium heat. Out of the dryer, the skein is usually much fluffier and softer.
But other than that, the yarn is quite nice. The color is lovely, the yarn is very sturdy and strong, the thickness is excellent for scarves and sweaters, and the skien produced very warm items.
Back to the hunt for a smooth yarn.