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crocee
04-14-2009, 06:56 PM
My local Hobby Lobby is carrying this yarn. I can't find any thing about it/who makes it. Has anyone tried it? do you like it? For $4/skein am I getting exactly what I am paying for as in junk? And finally can it be used for a sweater?

Jan in CA
04-14-2009, 07:18 PM
Are you on Ravelry? It's the easiest way to find yarns.

So... it's a Hobby Lobby branded yarn.
93% wool, 7% nylon
219 yds
16 stitches over 4 inches
aran weight

3 Comments posted -

Twice people said it was thinner than listed
One said it was kind of itchy
One said it had thick clumps and a couple knots

knittingincarolina
04-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Crocee, I haven't used the ILTY wool, but I have used the acrylics, and I haven't had any problems. Sorry I haven't used any of the other.
Good luck.

Woodi
04-15-2009, 08:29 AM
What wool is that? I see no link, no pic....

cftwo
04-15-2009, 08:33 AM
From the other comments, I gather it's a wool called "I love this wool" by Hobby Lobby. I haven't seen it, used it, or heard of it before, though.

Craw
04-15-2009, 09:27 AM
I've never tried it either but here's a link:
http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=20&cat=70&subcat=40&IsOnSale=0&IsFeatured=0&IsNew=0&perpage=all

MoniDew
04-15-2009, 11:37 AM
given that hoblob is my least favorite place to buy yarn - I hate the quality of their yarn bee brand - it's so cheaply made!! But, I have discovered that I like their ILTY 100% cotton. It's very soft and seems to be of good quality, and what a bargain, price-wise! (but like ALL cottons, it does stretch!) I'm halfway through a second summer sweater knit from it.

I have not tried the ILTY wool, only because it has nylon in it, and I'm an anti-synthetics snob. But I would certainly consider it for socks...

Woodi
04-16-2009, 01:42 PM
Oh, haha....I misunderstood. How tricky is that?!!! a yarn called "I love this wool". Too funny.

Shandeh
04-17-2009, 01:41 PM
I haven't used it yet, but it looks nice, and it feels softer than Patons Classic Merino.

Here are some things others have made with "I Love This Wool" on Ravelry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27335746@N05/3360596099
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7897485@N04/3292455389
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21184947@N03/3187242980
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20469769@N08/3121187150
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77764546@N00/3428116926

Woodi
04-17-2009, 01:54 PM
Those knitted items look great, Shandeh. Thanks for sharing.

I think I'm going to rename my handmade soap bars, which I sell at a local fine arts shop: "I Love this Soap". What do you think? hehe

Shandeh
04-17-2009, 02:22 PM
"I Love That Name!" :roflhard:

I'm gonna make my hubby a birthday cake, and call it "I Love This Cake". :)

crocee
04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
Thanks everyone. I guess I should buy a skein or 2 just to try it out. If I don't like it, its not like I have much invested in it.