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Old 12-06-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Is there a difference between eyelash and fun fur yarn?
Hi! I'm wondering if there is a difference between eyelash and fun fur yarn, or if the terms are used interchangeably. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Depends on the company, but pretty much, yes. Sometimes the eyelashy part is more sparse on "eyelash yarn", and more full on the fun fur. What ever you're using it for (a scarf?), it tends to be a little flimsy, so usually you use double strands or an eyelash/fur strand along with something else.
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From the Bernat website, this is eyelash yarn :
eyelash

And this is what I would consider "fun fur":
Fun fur

I know there's a website out there with more detailed yarn information, but there is a difference between eye lash and fun fur.
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Right-- that is what Bernat calls "eyelash". But then this is also eyelash: http://www.yarnforward.com/salsaeyelash.html. So that's why I said it really depends on the company.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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I made scarves from yarn similar to Boa and I'd call it more `feather' than `fur'. It was kinda like knitting a bird....
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by brittyknits View Post
Right-- that is what Bernat calls "eyelash". But then this is also eyelash: http://www.yarnforward.com/salsaeyelash.html. So that's why I said it really depends on the company.
That... to me... looks exactly fun fur
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Oh, but it gets even better-- Lion Brand describes its Fun Fur as an eyelash yarn http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/funFur.htm. So everyone's right on this one, I guess-- or we're all wrong?
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:24 AM   #9
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sounds more like the manufacturers don't know which is which lol
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Eyelash yarn is called that, because it looks like eyelashes. Fun Fur is one form of eyelash yarn. There are also some eyelash yarns that have very short lashes.

You can see several kinds on this page:
http://www.woolneedlework.com/Yarn/Eyelash_Yarn.htm
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