« Holiday Express Animated Electric Train Set Polymorph. High moldable plastic pellets for all types of art – 32 oz (+free colorer) » 3 thoughts on “Lion Brand Yarn 5400-550 Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn, Gray pearl” 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful This yarn is soft to be sure, but I …, August 14, 2014 By Dawna Ruggles (Wichita, KS) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lion Brand Yarn 5400-500 Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn, Bakery box white (Misc.) This yarn is soft to be sure, but I have found the skeins to be extremely prone to tangles and breakage. I have purchased several skeins in white and colors, and have spent many a frustrating hour trying to untangle. The yarn does not come out freely from the center of the skein as most yarns do. This last white skein of only 164 yards was in four pieces. As I’ve said the yarn itself has a lovely “hand” but I’m not into crocheting for frustration. I will not purchase this yarn again. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful Yarn is good…but lots of defects!, July 11, 2012 By Amazon Customer – This review is from: Lion Brand Yarn 5400-557 Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn, Lemon chiffon (Misc.) Pros:The yarn is soft. The color is beautiful. It’s very smooth (except where unraveled / defective). Cons:I bought 2 balls of this. When I pulled the end from the middle of the first one, it was very tangled. This sometimes happens, so I didn’t worry too much about it. However, skein #2 was 10 times worse. I spent an hour of my knitting project just trying to undo the knot! Then, a little further on, there was what appeared to be another knot. But when I pulled the string, it fell off. It wasn’t a knot; it was 3 completely unconnected lengths of yarn from 10-36 inches that had been bunched up and shoved in the middle of the skein! I’ve NEVER had this happen before with any other brand! I couldn’t believe it! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful Lion Brand Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Yarn Smells Like a Wet Dog., October 6, 2014 By Kneat Knitter – This review is from: Lion Brand Yarn 5400-502 Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn, Flamingo (Misc.) I have had a similar experience to another reviewer who said when she washed this and dried it, it smelled like a wet dog and pilled terribly. The first time I washed this with Eucalan wool wash the baby blanket smelled like a wet dog. Using a mild soap like Woolite two more times did nothing to change this and they were now pilling terribly. My husband says it certainly doesn’t smell soft and cuddly. All the time I spent making these blankets and now I can’t gift them to the new parents! Lion Brand has been very resistant to this complaint and is refusing to do anything about refunding the cost of three blankets worth of yarn. And they claim they cannot recompense for time spent on knitting a project. They claim that Woolite is a solvent. This has been a waste of three months of knitting and I have no gifts for these families. I would suggest if you really want to use this yarn, well don’t, but if you must, only buy one skein, make a gauge swatch then wash and dry it. If it smells and pills like crazy you will only be out one skein, not 15. Update: Lion Brand offered to send me yarn to replace the 3 blankets worth that I could not give to the parents. I didn’t want more of this yarn, but accepted their cotton blend for two colors. Unfortunately they only had acrylic yarn to replace the pink color. But perhaps it will still make a fairly nice baby blanket. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.