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« on: August 31, 2005 01:58:42 PM »

has anybody tried this yet? what is the price point? what does it feel like? Is it similar to anything out there? I'm really curious, but not enough so to leave my house. more info at lionbrand.com
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005 12:06:39 PM »

The first (okay, only) sweater I've knit was supposed to be knit from the Lion brand wool.  I attempted to find it in stores in my area (Michael's, Lewiscraft, Zeller's, etc) and was unable to find anyone who even knew it existed.  They all suggested that it may be part of the Lion Brand line that was only carried in the US.  So, I know what you're talking about but can't offer an opinion other than to say it's apparently rare.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005 12:13:36 PM »

Hmm... I've never had trouble finding Lion Brand, but maybe it is a US thing.  Rag Shop has tons of it, and it's pretty inexpensive.  I've used a couple different kinds for a couple different projects, and in my opinion it's not bad.  Maybe not as nice as a lot of stuff you'd get for more money in a yarn store, but I'm still a semi-beginner and have been pretty happy with Lion.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005 12:46:32 PM »

I think crafty mama is talking about their new yarn, called Lion Wool, specifically.  Right?  I haven't tried it/found it yet myself.

Here's the link:

http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/lionWool.html
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005 03:50:42 PM »

I got all excited that someone was knitting out of LION wool. Like as in spun from lion fur. Dang!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005 04:01:11 PM »

I've got some! It's lovely and it knits wonderfully; i just made some mittens out of that same gorgeous red in MerLeigh's link. I was never a fan of Lion but lately, I'm a convert! I bought a bag of Landscapes in Deep Sea and I'm making Jennifer Paulousky's Hot Lava cardigan out of it, and it looks really great and is knitting up to gauge nicely.

The Lion Wool: I'm not sure how much it was, but I believe it was Lion's usual less-than-you'd-expect.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005 02:56:51 AM »

wish i could get lion brand in australia.
it looks like a nice worsted, the actual lion wool, in a good colour range.

i tend to find the aus equivalents (the cheapish, plain, pure wools) have limited, outright STRANGE colour choices.
yesterday, looking for something to knit candy with, i was faced with this selection: navy, maroon, red, fluoro pink, fluoro acqua, darkish crayon purple, nice sagey green and off-cream. I could hardly find two that looked good together!

someone that's used it, is it soft? torture me, tell me it's delicously soft?
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005 12:19:54 PM »

From my understanding this is a brand new yarn for Lion.  I haven't seen it yet in the store, but the gauge and colors look great for felting.
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