I’m coming back to you with another yarn review. As you read in the title I will be giving you all of the deets on what I can see becoming my new favorite yarn… Lion Brand’s Cobblestone yarn. Now on to the good stuff the yarn review.
Lion Brand Cobblestone Yarn:
Yarn Weight: 4 medium/ worsted weight
Yarn Ball Weight: 3.5oz/100g
Yarn length: 219 yds (200m)
Gauge: 17 sts x 24 rows to make a 4×4 in. square knitted w/ size 8 (5.00mm) knitting needles and 14sc sts x 16 rows to make a 4×4 in. square crocheted w/ size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Machine washable and dryable
Now onto the Review…
I love this yarn so much, however not all of the colorways that it comes in. This yarn is pretty unique to me in the way it’s constructed. It has what I would call ” boing” to it and it’s a dream for a fitted beanie. I was at my local Joann’s and I saw this yarn in the new in store yarn isle. I was immediately drawn to it because it reminded me of their Tweedle Dee yarn (which I will be reviewing soon) in the fact that you don’t need fancy stitches to make an impact. It was on sale so I believe I got it for $2.99 per skein at the time but the original price is $4.99 per skein. I’m not a fan of the price but I would classify this as a kind of specialty yarn because of it’s look and construction.
When I got home I actually didn’t touch the yarn for quite some time. Then one day my mom challenged me to write a crochet pattern for a beanie that she could follow and I immediately came back to this yarn. The stretch that you get from it is absolutely awesome and it makes for the best fitted beanies. I would love to see a simple knitted sweater with this yarn because the fit would be so cozy and other accessories.
This yarn comes in 12 different colorways ranging from the softest gray’s to the most vibrant orange. My favorites are Anchor, Sphinx, Wood Violet and Misty Rose (pictured above). After making the beanie I went back to the store and picked up the other colorways I previously mentioned. I’m not sure what I’m going to make with them but I love the way they look together. I did swatch this yarn washed and dried it and I didn’t get any fuzziness or piling, but we’ll see over time with washes how it performs.
All in all would I buy this yarn… Yes but I would definitely buy it with an idea in mind. I’m not sure if you let this yarn sit in your stash that you would gravitate towards it for many projects because of it’s uniqueness.
Well that’s all I have for you today…
Until next time… Happy Stitching
Tacia( maker and Founder of Joanna’s Crochet)