Amazing Yarn

Lion Brand Amazing Yarn

Quick Facts

Amazing Yarn
Material: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic
Weight: 4/Worsted
Yardage: 147

Final Verdict: 3.5/5
Aesthetics: 3.5/5
Difficulty: 3/5

Review

So this is going to sound strange but I love this yarn. I have it in like four or five colors and have made quite a few projects with it. So why such a low score? Because even though I’m very fond of it, I realize it has some major flaws. As much as I like working with it, it’s limited color choices, higher price, issues with actually using it mean it’s not a yarn for everyone.

Aesthetics

This is a striping yarn, there are no solid color options for this yarn, at all. A lot of the color options are also very similar with maybe a few differences. So although there are 15 different colorways available, they can look a bit repetitive.

It stripes up really great and if you’re knitting especially, it gives nice smooth color transitions. It gives a really interesting transition if used with Tunisian crochet. The problem with it really is that skeins are very small so you have to tie in quite a bit for larger projects.

It has a very nice feel to it. It’s soft but it can get a bit irritating on sensitive areas like the neck with prolonged wear.

Lion Brand Amazing with Tunisian Crochet

Difficulty

Unless you’re a very confident knitter or crocheter, this yarn will likely give you a bit of trouble at first. It splits very easily while working and has very little give It isn’t suitable for working with large needles (for wide stitches) and although listed as a worsted weight yarn, is quite thin when actually working.

The yarn also tends to have issues when it comes to how it is spun. Throughout, there are parts where it’s just unraveling making these strange tufts that must be worked with care. Sometimes these fluffy areas show up in your final project, no matter how hard you try to avoid them.

Final Thoughts

As I said at the start, I really like this yarn but it’s not a great yarn. “Amazing” may have been a reach. It is perfect yarn for certain projects and if you can get a handle on working with it, it does become an enjoyable experience. I wouldn’t say completely skip  because the end result can turn out really wonderful. However, with the price, its issues and the size of the skeins, you might want to wait until you’re strong in your craft before giving it a go.

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