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« on: January 20, 2007 12:34:41 PM »

Ok, I'm in the uk, and fortunate enough to have Get Knitteds' new shop a drive away, so I went to the opening and saw they have 'Lambs Pride' in stock. This stuff is good isn't it? I think they had Red Heart too, another good one?? I'd not seen these in RL before.

I'm sure I've heard you guys mention this stuff on here, so, go on, tempt me into buying some!! They had both the worsted and bulky in the LP, so what is good/have you knit with it?? How much do you get per hank? (A hat, mittens to match?? etc).
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007 01:05:43 PM »

I'm in the UK too and have bought Lambs Pride Bulky from Get Knitted's web site - I like it! It knits up well and quite quickly. I have to say its the only place I've found that sells it in the UK. Lucky you living near to them  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007 01:14:32 PM »

Lambs Pride makes a good wool yarn. It felts nicely, comes in amazing colors, and gets great yardage. BUT it sheds like a mother (especially the bulky, I find) and it's rather itchy for my taste. It's great for a lot of things though!

Red Heart makes a big range of yarns, from straight-up granny acrylic to nice, soft blends. People seem to like their blends a lot, and even their plain acrylic will last through WWIII.

Buy them and try them! Have fun with your new yarns! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007 03:59:11 PM »

I like Lamb's Pride a lot. I haven't really had it shed, but the mohair does make it kind of fuzzy. I like it for things like sweaters and maybe hats, but not so crazy about the fingerless mitts I made with it because of the fuzziness.

Red Heart is acrylic and cheap and usually considered of low quality, but I'm pretty sure that's what my grandmothers used to crochet her afghans with. Like most yarns, it just depends what you want to use it for. The regular red heart isn't very soft so I probably wouldn't use it for sweaters, but I do think they have some other types like TLC and Amore which feel different.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007 04:57:01 PM »

Yeah, RH's TLC brand isn't bad, Amore, Plush and Symphony for a fuzzy mohairy fake. Their Baby Soft and RH Soft is very nice too. Light and Lofty isn't bad if you want a chunky soft yarn for scarves or wraps.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007 10:08:28 PM »

I think Lamb's Pride is like a yarn "workhorse" in the U.S.  It is a little fuzzy and, as others have said above, can be a little itchy (like a lot of wool).  But I love it! It comes in a million colors and is great for hats, mittens, bags, scarves and sweaters. It's excellent for felting too. A couple of skeins in your stash can't do you any wrong!

I just felted a cloche tonight using one skein of the worsted, though I have some of the bulky too. It makes a great French Market bag. The worsted has 190 yds/skein. The bulky has 125yds/skeins. Both are 1-ply.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007 02:58:59 AM »

Ditto the comments about Lamb's Pride being fuzzy.  That being said, they have a much larger selection of colors than most lines.  I tried to use the bulky and the fuzziness made me nuts, but the worsted is nicer I think.

I don't like Red Heart.  For acrylics I think there are softer options.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007 09:42:22 AM »

The only yarn store in my area (Des Moines) that carried Lamb's Pride closed last month. I'm going through withdrawl! I love it for holiday knitting projects like scarves, hats, etc...not so much for sweaters, I agree that it's itchy.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007 09:52:18 AM »

Red Heart does indeed make cheap acrylic...and I hate it.
I have no problems with acrylic at all...but their Super Saver is awful.
However they also make many other yarns..MANY..including soft acrylics, and wool and wool blends..and cottons...
The they also have the TLC line as well as some others.
Almost all of it is really well priced.
Lambs pride ..has some mohair..hence the scratch and fuzz. I haven't used it, in spite of my adoration for anything with mohair, but I certainly will in the future.
I think the fact that so many people enjoy using it, can speak for it to some extent.

And no..I do NOT work for Red Heart. Smiley
I'm just addicted to TLC yarns, rag doll, Red Heart Soft, and light and lofty.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007 11:58:10 AM »

I love Lamb's Pride for felting - it felts evenly and there are so many colors to choose from, but I find it too scratchy for anything I'd wear next to my skin.
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