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Old 01-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Disappointed with Vanna's Choice
I am knitting up a wrap with Vanna's Choice yarn by Lion Brand. I am not really thrilled with it. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, but the ply unravels pretty easily. I got the yarn at $2/skein as a promotion. I really wouldn't pay more than that for it. IMHO.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Rats! I'm sorry to hear that. I just bought some of that yarn last week to have in my stash. I LOVED the color of it and it felt so soft.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Darn it - I recently bought some in the Autumn colorway as I saw a sweater I want to make for my boys on Lion Brand's website.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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I saw it at JoAnnes yesterday and didn't like the feel of it AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Yep, had the same funky problem a few months back...Bought 4 rolls of that __it!!!! The store WOULD NOT REFUND/RETURN IT..so I went to plan B....Continously bugged Lion Brand (emails, calls etc) until they replaced the yarn with Cotton Ease...oh, by the way I hate that stuff too......Cheley
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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I think it's a little scratchy, but I made two hats with it for Christmas, and they turned out very nicely. It's not cashmere or malabrigo, but it works.

I didn't have the unraveling problem.
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:52 PM   #7
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Vanna's Choice
Hi,
Just wanted to add my positive comments to postings about the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn -- I have been working on a Log Cabin blanket from Mason Dixon book using only the Vanna's choice on size 7 needle (probably about 16 skeins so far). Haven't had any problems with any of it -- no knots or splitting, etc. And I am extremely pleased with the look of it and the feel of it. The colors are wonderful, and I think it is one of the nicest acryllics I have ever worked on. Sorry to hear of other people who were not happy with it.
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Sorry to hear that =/ I'm using it right now to make fingerless mitts because the person I'm making them for can't have wool. It is splitting for me but I think that's because I'm using a smaller needle (size 5). I agree with nancydee, it is the nicest acrylic I've used so far. I think it's a very good alternative to most yarns you get at Michels, Ac Moore etc that is animal free.
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The colour was beautiful, but I have yet to use it.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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I'm using Vanna's Choice in the Autumn Print colorway for an entrelac scarf.

It does split a bit, but I've learned that you have to have needles with sharp points to be able to pick up the stitches without too much splitting. I'm using some Bryspun size 8 needles with this yarn.
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