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Old 09-22-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Pictures of garments made from this yarn look very pretty. I love the definition the stitches have. I'm wondering though if this yarn is a booger to work with. Can those of you that have used it give me any info or advise?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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i found it splitty. but the finished item was pretty! do you know if Lion is discontinuing it? it has been in clearance at the Michael's near me, and not restocked.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Oh, I hope they don't discontinue it. I like the sheen to it, and it knits up really nice. It is splitty though. Just needs a bit of extra attention when I knit with it.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
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No, I haven't heard of it being discontinued. I saw an auction for about 10 skeins on ebay at a great price and was wondering how it knit up. I rarely get to the nearest town that carries it. Yarn is hard to find around here. Other than buying on line, swapping is about my only other source.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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I'm knitting my dd a sweater with it now, and some of it is splitty, and other skeins are nice. It does look really pretty knit up, though.

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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I tried crocheting with it but it split to much for my liking. i haven't tried knitting with it yet.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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There are several threads on thi ssubject. You can do a search on "microspun" and see. This yarn is very contentious among us knitters. It is so soft and yummy yet so hard to actually knit. There are many arguments for and against. If the Lion Brand company wants to know how this yarn is doing they should come here and see for themselves!
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:04 PM   #8
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It does look very nice and is very soft. I've heard it's splitty, but that doesn't bother me much.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:39 PM   #9
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I agree with everyone. The yarn is splity, but not too bad for knitting. I did not enjoy crocheting with it at all. I have knit a few items with it and really like the drape.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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I like this yarn quite a bit. It is soft and comes in great colors and is machine wash/dry. I didn't find it particularly splitty especially compared with many of the cotton yarns I've used.

Yarn being good or bad is a pretty personal decision, so give it a try and see if you like it.
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