** Disclaimer: I purchased this yarn myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **
I’m back with another yarn review. Today’s review is on Lion Brand Yarns new “Dotted Line” yarn. Listed below are the specifics of the yarn and then we’ll get to the good stuff… the review.
Lion Brand Yarns Dotted Line Yarn:
Yarn Weight: 2 fine/ sport weight
Yarn Ball Weight: 4.4oz (125g)
Yarn length: 410 yds (375m)
Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows to make a 4×4 in. square knitted w/ size 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles and 20 sts x 28 rows to make a 4×4 in. square crocheted w/ size F-5(3.75mm) crochet hook
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Now onto the review!!!
I was browsing JoAnn Fabrics website looking for embroidered tulle fabric for a diy fashion project that I’m doing soon (stay tuned for that new blog series) and I decided to look and see what new yarns had hit their website. While scrolling down the page this beautiful yarn caught my eye… particularly the blue colorway.
So I did what any #yarnlover would do… I clicked on the picture. As the page loaded I saw the this beautiful blue colored yarn. I feel even more in love with it because if you didn’t know…blue is my absolute favorite color. I had to have this yarn. I read the description for it on the site and the yarn is supposed to mimic hand dyed speckled yarns. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my indie yarn dyer’s( know some of the best) but prices can be out of some peoples price range and this is Lion Brand’s gift to those who want the hand dyed look without the steep price tag. It’s priced at $7.99 per skein and I think that’s a fair price for the amount of yardage you get which is approx. 410yds.
This yarn comes in 6 colorways (click here to see) all of which are gorgeous but I just had to get my hands to that blue which is called “Blue Thunder” by the way. So I chose the color I wanted and the quantity then put them in my cart. I was stoked when I saw that my local JoAnn’s had 3 in stock and I had put all 3 in my bag. I promptly checked out, chose “Free store Pick-up” and thought all was well. I had actually forgotten to look for the embroidered tulle fabric(lol) on the site but I figured I’d get an email from them in a few hours telling my that I could come and pick up the yarn and then I would get the fabric but sadly that wasn’t the case. I guess the quantity they had shown hadn’t been updated yet and they were sold all out. I was so sad because I only had time that day to go out and pick up yarn.
So fast forward a few days, I had a really bad day at work and to ease my stress I went back onto JoAnn’s website and ordered the yarn. I figured if my 9 to 5 didn’t make me happy that day, buying this yarn would absolutely help and boy did it. First, I got my yarn in just a matter of days so when I came home that Friday I had happy yarn mail. I immediately took pictures of them and posted them to my instagram and got to work. I knew I wanted to make a shawl out of it because of the way it’s dyed. I did the squish test and you guys this is some of the softest acrylic yarn I’ve felt in a long time. I didn’t expect that at all.
Now it was time for me to get to work. One thing I can say about this yarn is that I don’t like using it with my Furls Streamline hooks with it. I’m not sure what it is but my hook didn’t glide like it normally does so I switched to my metal crochet hook and it worked like a charm. I do also wish that this yarn had a more of the creamy white base color to break up the main colors but it’s not a deal breaker for me. Bonus, it didn’t split on me either which is always a bonus.
I loved working with this yarn so much I actually ended up ordering another skein of it just so i can have it in my stash. I’ll definitely be purchasing some of the other colorways very soon. I have an idea for a summer tank top that has this yarn and their other yarn “Beautiful You” mixed together.
All in all I’d give this yarn a try. You can buy just 1 skein of it and make something pretty awesome with the amount of yardage you get. I ended making and writing my new ” Falling Waters Shawl” (coming soon) pattern in just one day. Granted my plans were to make a shawl but it worked up pretty quickly.
Go ahead and give it a try and then come and tell me what you think about it.
Until next time,
Happy making makers!!!
-Tacia (founder and maker)