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Lion Brand Yarn 150-098F Fishermen’s…

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Authentic 100-Percent Pure Virgin Wool with natural lanolin oil is soft and warm; Ideal for ski and fisherman sweaters, hats, scarves, throws, etc
100-Percent Pure Virgin Wool
This yarn is great for felting once it is machine washed and can also be dyed
Hand wash; No bleach product may be used; A machine dryer may not be used; Lay out horizontally for drying
4 Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn; 8.00-Ounce, 465 yard

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Authentic 100-Percent Pure Virgin Wool with natural lanolin oil is soft and warm; Ideal for ski and fisherman sweaters, hats, scarves, throws, etc; 100-Percent Pure Virgin Wool; This yarn can be dyed and felts once it is washed; Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of water, detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation; No bleach product may be used; A machine dryer may not be used; Lay out horizontally for drying; Weight Category: 4 Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn; 8.00-Ounce (227 g), 465 yd (425 m); Each skein measures approximately 12 by 3-1/2 by 3-1/2-Inch

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  1. 3 out of 5

    Utilitarian at best |
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    This is a very inexpensive yarn (when compared to other wool yarns of similar yardage) that is great for certain projects. For example, it felts easily, so anything along that category is good. I've also seen some nice cabled scarves knitted from this as well...most likely due to its dense nature. However, this is hardly your all-purpose, go-to wool. For one thing, it's very thin. I can't believe they can get away with calling this worsted. I have DK yarn that is as thick or thicker than Fisherman's Wool. The other detractor is that it's very rough and thready. If you roll the yarn in your fingers, you can just about feel every single thread in the ply. I used this to try and knit up some warm indoor socks, only to find that stepping in them was painful and left little horizontal and vertical marks on the soles of my feet. And it's very, very rough. I had to use a yarn guide soon after I started to knit because it rubbed the top of my index finger raw. I would not recommend using for a garment that lays against the skin. Lastly, it's messy. I don't expect my wool to be pristine, but the amount of junk I pulled from one skein was ridiculous. Enough hay to line a hamster cage, various black hairs (not sheep...goat maybe?), and even a couple of pieces that I couldn't identify...one of them metal. The price is great, but it's not worth the limitations, especially when there are other yarn companies (Cascade, Berroco, Plymouth, etc...) that offer a much better product at reasonable prices as well.
  2. 5 out of 5

    Makes Awesome Dryer Balls |
    Verified Purchase

    I have bought this yarn in the natural and the brown and they do felt. I have numerous dryer balls and gave them for gifts. In fact I bought ten packages of the brown yarn and a few natural. The brown felts the best and looks very nice. I put six balls of dryer balls in a package. Everyone loves them and they hold up well. I have used my own dryer balls for more than a year. I have nine children and that's a lot of laundry. The dryer balls are in great condition and doing their job nicely. I will continue to purchase this yarn for my dryer ball gifts. You will get almost five balls out of one package (skein) of the yarn. Your dryer balls should weigh 1.3 ounces on a digital scale. I eyeball it now as I have made soooo many. I will make these in the car as we travel. Thanks for bringing us a great product.
  3. 5 out of 5

    This is real yarn |
    Verified Purchase

    I don't like acrylics or other synthetics for sweaters. The Fishermen's yarn is just a perfect 4 ply, worsted weight like we used to get when we bought yarn. It still has it's lanolin content so it's easy to knit with and retains it's warmth when the garment gets wet. Couldn't ask for better -- and the 8 oz. skein is great for minimizing joinings.
  4. 3 out of 5

    new experience |
    Verified Purchase

    It's only fair to note that I've not worked with 100% wool that wasn't superwash before. I ordered two skeins of oatmeal to make my husband a cabled hat and scarf set. What I received was much thinner than what I would expect of something described as "bulky"- it felt thinner than typical worsted. I decided to double it since I had 2 skeins and I used size 11 needles- (I knit on the tight side.) The result was the very dense, warm product I desired. Working with it felt rougher than I was used to but not prohibitive. The finished piece is softer than I thought it would be but not too soft. There have been lots of compliments on the finished product. It looks good on my husband and the color matched his khaki pants well. For the money, the skeins are very large. I think this would be a good choice for a masculine project and it took the cables well. I was expecting it to be thicker.
  5. 3 out of 5

    mixed emotions about this yarn |
    0

    I have used two different colors of this yarn to knit two very different men's scarves. The first one, which I have finished, looks really good. I used the birch tweed color and held two strands together, using size 11 needles. The finished product is nice, but I was disappointed when I realized that the birch tweed is not 100% wool. I think all the other colors are all wool, but for some reason the birch tweed is only 78% wool. I guess I should have paid closer attention to the label, but I had looked at different colors and noted that the yarn was 100% wool, and did not expect that one particular color would be the exception to that rule. The second second scarf I'm knitting is in nature's brown, which is a really pretty, chocolatey color. I'm using one strand and knitting with size 6 needles, so these are much smaller stitches. The yarn is pleasant enough to work with, especially for the price, although it is not particularly soft. BUT, not very far into the first skein there was a break that had been tied together. I could have lived with this, but the tie was ridiculous. Honestly, there was practically no yarn left on either end of the tie--just two little pieces of fuzz. I should have just stopped knitting, cut the yarn, and re-tied it, but I didn't--I just cursed. I guess I'll just pull the knot through to the wrong side and put Liquid Stitch on it. This yarn is made in China. Maybe Lion Brand should look for a U.S. manufacturer, but then I guess they'd have to charge about twice as much for it. Maybe the poor Chinese factory workers are trained to tie broken yarn so that they don't waste any yarn at all. Ridiculous! Lion Brand needs to get some kind of quality control on its Fishermen's Wool. And the color that is only 78% wool should have an obvious warning on the label that it's not all wool!
  6. 5 out of 5

    wonderful wool yarn! |
    Verified Purchase

    I found this yarn at our local craft store a while back and when I was ready to purchase some for a sweater, I was disappointed to find out they no longer carried it. This is a soft wool that knits up beautifully. The ply thickness is consistent and doesn't tend to split while you are working with it like some yarns do. Highly recommend this wool. Excellent quality for a reasonable price.
  7. 2 out of 5

    Pieced together |
    Verified Purchase

    I always use a ball winder and wind my skeins of yarn before using them. I really hate being in the middle of a project and coming to a place where the yarn has been knotted together, and winding prevents that. I wound the first skein of this yarn, and came up with 7 places where it was pieced together! (See photo.) I am making a blanket, which is why I was excited about getting large skeins of wool yarn. The yarn itself is nice, but having that many splices is very frustrating. I have 5 more skeins to go, but if this is the norm, I will not be using this yarn again.
  8. 3 out of 5

    Made Dryer Balls |
    Verified Purchase

    I had a difficult time finding yarn that is 100% wool in the stores so I decided to look in Amazon and found this one. It worked great for what I needed. I was able to make 3 mid sides dryer balls out of this yarn. What are the benefits of using wool balls in your dryer? *They decrease drying time, saving you money on utility bills. *There are no chemicals in wool dryer balls! *Commercial dryer sheets can be costly, and are thrown away after use. Wool dryer balls can be re-used for years, saving you hundreds of dollars. *Wool dryer balls are perfect for keeping your cloth diapers soft and chemical-free. *Wool dryer balls won't affect the absorbency of your towels, kitchen cloths, or cloth diapers - commercial softeners will. *100% wool dryer balls increase fluffiness and reduce static as dryer loads tumble. *Dryer balls help to soften clothes naturally. *Dryer balls are made from a renewable resource. How do they work? *It's simple. They bounce around in the dryer separating clothes, allowing more hot air to circulate through all the garments. As they tumble, the wool balls fluff your laundry, reduce wrinkles, and basically pummel the laundry to make it softer. *They do so much more than a dryer sheet by pulling moisture out of your clothes so you don't have to run the dryer as long. *The more dryer balls you have in a load, the shorter the drying time will be. Making felted wool dryer balls with yarn: Choosing Your Yarn: *Finding the right yarn is the most critical part of making these wool balls. Look for 100% wool yarn. o Note: Stay away from any wool labeled "superwash" or "machine washable." This type will NOT felt. *If you use a yarn with even the slightest bit of acrylic or other blend, your balls won't felt correctly, if at all. If they are not felted, they will unravel in the dryer and you'll have a stringy mess. You Will Need: *skein of 100% wool yarn (NOT wool labeled "superwash" or "machine washable") *scissors *pantyhose *blunt-tipped needle or crochet hook *string or cotton/acrylic yarn (to secure the wool ball in the pantyhose) Directions: *Begin wrapping your wool yarn around your first two fingers about 10 times. *Pinch the bundle of yarn in the middle and pull off your fingers. o Wrap more yarn around the middle of this bundle. *Wrap yarn around the entire bundle until you have the beginnings of a ball. *Continue wrapping tightly until your ball is the desired size. (I make mine softball-sized to help cut drying time more, but tennis ball or baseball-sized will help save money on yarn.) *Use a blunt-tipped yarn needle or crochet hook to tuck the end of the thread under several layers of yarn. \ Pull it through and cut the end. *Repeat these steps with more yarn until you have 4-6 balls. *Cut the leg off an old pair of pantyhose. Put balls into the toe of the pantyhose, tying tightly in between each one with string, or cotton/acrylic yarn. o Just don't use wool yarn or it will felt around the pantyhose. o Tie off the end. Felting the Dryer Balls: *Throw the entire yarn caterpillar into the wash with towels *Wash in a hot wash cycle with a cold water rinse cycle. *Dry your yarn caterpillar with your laundry using the hottest dryer setting. *Remove balls from pantyhose and check for felting. o Some types of wool yarn will not felt well on the first try. Y o you may need to repeat the washing and drying cycles up to 3 or 4 times. o You'll know felting has occurred when you can gently scrape your fingernail over the ball and strands do not separate. Using your wool dryer balls: *Just throw them in the dryer with your freshly washed clothes, and let them do their work! *For regular loads, use at least 4-6 balls to notice a decrease in drying time. *For large loads, use 6 or more wool balls. *The more you use, the more quickly your clothes will dry. Store your dryer balls in the dryer between uses or display them in a basket in your laundry room. ** Update 3-7-13 ** This yarn is not felting like it's supposed to. Will have to try another brand, maybe go into Hobby Lobby.
  9. 1 out of 5

    false advertising |
    Verified Purchase

    Advertised: 100% wool 465 yd Actual: 78% wool, 9% acryllic, 9% rayon 348 yd What the heck? I bought this because I wanted to try out 100% wool, so yea . . . disappointed. I go the birch tweed color, and the darker parts really just look like plastic scraps that have been stuck into the wool.
  10. 3 out of 5

    Lion Brand Yarn |
    Verified Purchase

    The yarn came promptly. When I started to use one skein, I began to pull out pieces of yarn about 8-10 inches in length. About half of the skein was made up of these short strands. The next couple of skeins were OK, but the third had broken strands about every 10 feet. A bit frustrating to say the least.