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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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
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.
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.