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crocee 04-14-2009 06:56 PM

I love this wool
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:

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:

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

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