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Old 04-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Lion Brand Fishermans' yarn
Has anyone tried the Lion Brand Fisherman's yarn? I just made a hat from this in oatmeal and seems like the dye ran a little when washed. They have dye lots although they look like natural shades. I am wondering if this will happen with the three skeins of oak tweed I got for a vest. It is two plies of white with a brown one and hopefully the dye won't run. I love the yarn and the price. Also making a scarf from the brown. Does this wear well for socks?
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #2
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I've only used the original/naural color so never had dye issues.

I wouildn't use it for socks, myself. It sure will make a bulky sock if that's what you want. If you do make socks, I'd add in reinforcing thread at heels/toes. I don't like using yarn for socks that doesn't have elastic, nylon or something in it to make the heels/toes stronger.
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I don't think this yarn is dyed, it's supposed to be natural sheep colors.

You can use it for socks, go down to a 4 or 5 needle, and use the nylon thread in the heels and toes. But they will be a bit thicker than socks from sock yarn.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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I wouldnt use it for socks at all....even if you hand wash them.

This is a felting yarn, It will felt when you walk on them. been there done that. My husband wanted 100% wool socks for winter, made them from this. Its just a big felted pair of socks now.

Ive never used any of this with a dye either. sorry cant be much help here.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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I USED FISHERMANS WOOL...
I used Fishermans wool for a tote bag and felted it. It did not run and felted nicely. Good luck!
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Has anyone tried the Lion Brand Fisherman's yarn? I just made a hat from this in oatmeal and seems like the dye ran a little when washed. They have dye lots although they look like natural shades. I am wondering if this will happen with the three skeins of oak tweed I got for a vest. It is two plies of white with a brown one and hopefully the dye won't run. I love the yarn and the price. Also making a scarf from the brown. Does this wear well for socks?
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:54 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by lissaplus2 View Post
I wouldnt use it for socks at all....even if you hand wash them.

This is a felting yarn, It will felt when you walk on them. been there done that. My husband wanted 100% wool socks for winter, made them from this. Its just a big felted pair of socks now.

Ive never used any of this with a dye either. sorry cant be much help here.
I intentionally felted a pair of Lion Wool socks and love them. Very warm.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:28 AM   #7
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I read a lot of good reviews about this yarn over at Ravelry in our Clasica Coat KAL!
Here is a great Clasica Coat, knit in brown Fisherman's Yarn by Lion. And here's another adorable Clasica Coat in a neutral! And another one! Her sleeve!

Another very popular yarn used for the Clasica Coat is the Cascade Ecological Wool! Very easy on the budget, too! There are dozens of Clasica's that are knit up with it! It has 478 yards per skein, and only $15 per skein at WEBS. And of course, it's discountable. You could knit a coat for under $50.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #8
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I have bought two skeins of the natural brown and need to get more. I want to make a cardigan from it.

I wish it were also offered in a black or gray natural wool.

At Hobby Lobby it sales for about $8.50 and just under $9.00 at the Hancock's fabric store in my area. I always use their 40% off coupon. From what I have read on Ravelry this is a good yarn, especially for the price.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:23 PM   #9
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I'm using it to make some thick socks for my husband and father in law for Christmas. So far I'm loving it.
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I think it does come in a gray, check around.
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