Thursday January 27 5:45:01 PM PST
Great yarn for felting, pretty good value, but a tad too itchy for next-to-the-skin items. I also found that because it's so heavy, a large item like a cabled cardigan will sag over time.
Monday February 7 10:54:52 AM PST
This yarn sheds unbelievably. After knitting a poncho with it, worn once, the entire interior of my car was covered in shedded fuzz. I don't recommend this yarn, but perhaps for felting some of the shedding might be eliminated in the felting process.
Wednesday February 16 3:52:33 PM PST
Wonderful yarn for felting. The colors can't be surpassed for tasteful intensity and the yarn possesses a reliable predictability for emerging in fine fashion from the felting process.
Monday March 6 9:08:52 PM PST
I always want to love Lamb's Pride more than I do. I can't have it on my forehead because of itch. Probably the mohair. A sweater I made from it showed wear relatively quickly. The price is reasonable and the color range is wonderful. But I like a more durable yarn. And no itch.
Thursday April 27 8:09:29 AM PST
I love this stuff--it's soft, but still shows great stitch definition. It does contain mohair, so it will shed and, if you have very sensitive skin, it may be itchy. Not a problem for me. I've just finished the second "Alien Illusion" scarves using this instead of the "Nature Spun." Soft, cozy and they both look great.
Saturday August 12 11:58:30 AM PST
Very warm, good all purpose winter yarn. Sheds a bit in the first few washes (DO NOT wear with a wool coat unless you want to be coated in mohair). Can be itchy (maybe not great for sensitive skin), but great for hats. Best felting yarn I've come across--produces a dense, even fuzzy fabric with no shedding!
Wednesday August 30 5:19:28 PM PST
I made a mock turtleneck sweater from a Rowan pattern with this yarn. I wear the sweater all the time in colder weather. I even wear it next to my skin and have not found it to be too itchy, but I know sensitivity to wool varies a lot. Yes, it does get fuzzy, but I also do not mind this much (I always have dog hair all over me anyway). It does tend to pill up too, which I would rather it didn't. But the sweater is great for just general daily wear.
Saturday March 24 1:10:27 PM PST
I LOVE Lamb's Pride! I found that a lot of patterns call for it but I had never seen it in stores. When a new yarn store opend near me I saw that they have for a great price so I bought some right away and fell in love with how easy it is to knit with! Now whenever I hit my LYS I have to stop of at the Lamb's Pride display.
Saturday March 24 8:01:27 PM PST
I love this yarn! Have had no problem with itching or wear. Shedding is minimal compared to other yarns. I use it for my Hat designs on a slightly tighter gauge and it's a dream.
Wednesday May 16 9:06:35 AM PST
I love this yarn, it's such a treat for the fingers! It's very smooth and slides between the needles. One of its greatest qualities is the hint of mohair..it adds an earthy, textural appeal. I agree it may not be the most comfortable yarn for a sweater against the skin. I knit lots of fingerless gloves with it...the combination of the stitch pattern and little mohair fibers sticking out of the fabric looks great!
Sunday July 22 2:35:25 AM PST
I love this yarn more than I can say, really.
BTW: Put the yarn/item in the freezer every once in a while. It sounds crazy, but non of the items I've made with this yarn (felted or not) sheds thanks to that.
Tuesday August 21 1:42:16 AM PST
I don't understand any of the comments about this yarn itching. Lamb's Pride is a thousand times softer than Clasgens, has excellent hand, and comes in a huge range of colors. Sure it sheds some, but that's a small price to pay.