Acrylic - Yarn
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Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2012rhodabe Rating:5.0
I use this 100 per cent acrylic yarn to knit thick cage mats for the cat shelter where I volunteer, because they won't shrink, can be washed with chlorine bleach, and are softly inviting to paws/claws. The stunningly lovely colors are a plus.
Tue Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2011nutribev Rating:5.0
This yarn is so soft and thick. worked it up with a huge crochet hook (J?) and ordered more skeins to work it up into a much bigger project - bedspread vs. shawl.
Sat Jun 27 00:00:00 MDT 2015bonniejd Rating:4.0
The colors are beautiful & vivid, but much darker than what's pictured. There's very bright light reflected to make those colors. It has a soft, silky hand [although it's acrylic] This is a single yarn: it's 1-ply, but it has no spin, so as soon as you try to use it, it shreds. (Often, single yarns are more than one or two ply twisted together, so it's much more durable & it stretches, unlike this.) You have to handle it very gently without using any tension, and combine it with other yarns.) I'm still figuring out what I'm going to combine with it, before I tear any more, but I hope ultimately I'll be able to make something beautiful with it. It's a disappointment; but I also have a number of other things I wasn't sure how I'd use because of their vivid coloring, and this may work out very well. I like a challenge, but let the buyer beware.
Wed Jun 20 00:00:00 MDT 2012jamahv Rating:5.0
I've used this yarn to make two gorgeous afghans, one from a Lion Brand Yarn pattern with angled blocks of color, and another with a pattern called Square Spiral. The way the colors gradually shift from one to another is beautiful, and the occasional short bursts of unexpected color add special interest. This is especially noticeable when working the spiral squares piece, as the long shifts of color were broken by narrow accent bars. If Overstock.com allowed one to attach pictures, it would serve far better than these words to show the effect. Truly stunning. My only caveat for the knitter/crocheter is that the yarn does not lend itself to undoing one's work. It tangles up with itself because of its wooly texture.
Tue Jul 02 00:00:00 MDT 2013sheila1972 Rating:5.0
This is the softest yarn I have ever crocheted with! It's warm, soft, & makes a wonderful scarf. I like the color combinations. There is plenty of varieties to choose from. Just wish the skein was a little bigger. I used 7.5 to finish the man's scarf!
Wed Nov 24 00:00:00 MST 2010leshasworkshop Rating:5.0
Although this particular line of Thick and Quick from Lions Brand is a bit stiff to knit with, it knits up a lovely heather version of the combined colors. Overstock delivered it fast and economically. highly rec. Overstock.
Wed Jul 02 00:00:00 MDT 2014catherinemcclarey Rating:5.0
Same weight skeins (7 oz. solids, 5 oz. variegateds) as Red Heart Super Saver, but much softer in all colors. Possibly a smidge thicker (the ball band calls for a J/6mm hook when crocheting, as opposed to the I/5.5mm hook called for by RHSS), but appears to work up to roughly the same gauge, and can be easily substituted for either RHSS or Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in a crochet or knitting pattern (esp. in afghans, which is what I've used this yarn in). Not as many colorways available yet as RHSS, but a good selection nevertheless. A great choice for charity crafting, or any application where a machine-washable, non-animal-fiber yarn is desired.
Tue Aug 13 00:00:00 MDT 2013catherinemcclarey Rating:4.0
This is very similar to the regular Lion Brand Homespun yarn, but in both "traditional" and "modern" Christmas colorway palettes of red, green, red/green multi, plus white, each color including a sparkly twist (fortunately not a scratchy sparkly twist). I prefer the more subdued "traditional" Christmas palette myself, but that's a matter of personal taste and the demands of a particular project. Like regular Homespun yarn, this is a soft, fuzzy, bulky acrylic yarn, which can occasionally be more difficult to work with than other smoother yarns (but usually doesn't give me any problems). This should lend itself to quickly-made festive sweaters/hats/scarves/mittens on large crochet hooks or knitting needles - great for homemade Christmas presents, especially if one starts in late summer or early fall. This is not cheap yarn, but it does come in fairly large skeins (prob. enough for a hat, scarf or pair of mittens with a single skein), plus the finished projects will be machine-washable. Give it a try; I think you'll be happy with it!
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