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marymargaret
01-28-2013, 02:21 PM
I would like to know if the Wool Stainless Steel yarn is scratchy to the skin? I want to make the scarf from Lion Brand LB Collection.

Jan in CA
01-28-2013, 03:02 PM
I don't know this one and haven't used this fiber, but I've felt some of a different brand at my LYS and it wasn't particularly soft. Maybe if you carried with another yarn it would help...

salmonmac
01-28-2013, 06:36 PM
Lots of projects and comments on the yarn on the Ravelry (free to join) page.
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lion-brand-lb-collection-wool-stainless-steel
What an interesting idea.

marymargaret
01-29-2013, 12:10 AM
Ravelry!!! That is a great site and has lots of info. I really appreciate it.

Thanks again,
marymargaret
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mojo11
01-31-2013, 01:05 PM
I never knew until a few months ago that there even was such a thing as stainless steel yarn. I was joking with a friend at work that "If you could make yarn out of stainless steel, I could still split it." And she said "They do make yarn out of stainless steel". And then proceeded to bring up the website for Habu Textiles (http://www.habutextiles.com/yarn/by_fiber/?term_id=25). Next thing I know, I'm finding other Habu yarns in my LYS... but not the stainless. Who knew? But I'd assumed that it was a "specialty yarn" only available from exotic yarn manufacturers... I certainly wouldn't have guessed Lion Brand would make it.

But I could still split it.

And I wouldn't imagine it'd be very soft. Or practical.

theashandrose
01-31-2013, 02:51 PM
I am currently working with Lion's Brand Amazing in "Cobblestone" and it is 53% wool, soft and plush. You might find this yarn appealing.