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« on: January 07, 2008 06:58:39 AM »

So the Vanna yarn has been out awhile.  I love the colors (and the combos featured in the Color it Beautiful Afghans book).  But I am wary of the quality.

Have you used the Vanna yarn?
Did you like the yarn?
Does it wash up well?
Would you recommend it or something else?

Thanks for your input!

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 07:17:55 AM »

I bought some of it~ i LOVE the colors!!!  It does run a tiny bit thinner than regular old red heart, but it washes fine and for me doesn't get as 'fuzzy' as red heart. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 09:19:47 AM »

I used it to make a bag, and I have a friend who used it to make a blanket. It is easy to work with. I agree that it is a little thinner, and it's a bit frustrating that you pay a little more for Vanna's name. I really liked it though, and the colors are amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 11:20:21 AM »

i have used it to knit a sweater for my sister and i'm using it for a couple of afghans. i think it's great yarn and worth the extra cost over rhss or css... it's still inexpensive anyway. the vanna's choice is much softer than rhss and it doesn't have that sheen to it like css does. it washes up great.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 12:54:47 PM »

I bought several colors of it and I really liked working with it because it's nice and plump, not one of those skinny worsted weights. My only complaint about it is that it's not as soft as what I normally use (red heart soft yarn usually). But it is softer than those super saver yarns. I would never make a scarf of anything out of it because I don't think I'd like it against my skin but it's great for amugurumis!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 01:53:13 PM »

Oh..I love the replies!  Grin I am equally thrilled about the reviews because I love the color palette of the Vanna line.  Since my year-long yarn diet is over I am going to get some Vanna yarn!  Thank you for the replies!   Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008 03:59:45 PM »

I used it to make a scarf for my bff for christmas, and i actually liked it. It's thinner than red heart like everyone has stated, but it's also softer and those two qualities make it easier to work with in my opinion. The scarf worked up like it was nothing and It was soft but not baby soft. Again, I actually liked it but it is a little bit more pricey than others.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008 06:06:02 AM »

I don't think the "thinner" quality will bother me especially now that I know it ahead of time (thanks everyone).
 
I am really concerned with if it wash well (soft and no fuzz balls please) and quality (I am so sick of getting skeins with unraveled, lumpy, knotted bits).

If anyone else has reviews, please add; I'm going yarn shopping tomorrow Cheesy.

 Kiss Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008 03:56:19 AM »

I have a friend that bought some to make a blanket.. she asked me for some help so I was working with it to show her some stitches and whatnot.. the stuff is just nasty.  I can't stand it and will never buy it for myself.  It was really scratchy and felt kind of tacky to me - like I was working with old yarn that was stored in a basement for 40 years.  I don't know how to explain it. It just felt icky sticky scratchy.
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Yeah, the colors are gorgeous but egads. Life is too short to crochet with icky stuff.  It was not enjoyable to work with at all.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008 04:10:29 AM »

I love Vanna yarn! I have bought a bunch of it and have not had a bad experience with it yet. It's soft and squishy and I haven't had a problem with it splitting or anything. I also touch it every time I see it in the store and have not felt any that is scratchy or tacky.
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