Has anyone tried the new LionBrand suede yarn?

[color=blue]Just wondering if anyone has tried the new LionBrand Suede yarn? If so, did you like it and what did you make? Thanks. Glenda :wink: [/color]

I have some. I bought it just to play with. It’s nice, I think it looks more like suede when knit on smaller needles, and it feels great!

[color=indigo]Wow, what are you going to make? I think it would be cool to make a purse.[/color]

[color=blue]Me, too. I’m making a backpack with it. It calls for 9 needles but I think I’m going to use 8 needles instead. I LOVE the way it feels!!![/color]

I don’t know what I want to make. I bought a medium brown and dark brown. I have a pair of jeans with a strip of suede down the front of each leg, and the lighter brown yarn matches exactly.

Maybe a striped purse… or hat & scarf… I dunno! :slight_smile:

Glenda…I really like the suede!! The purse sounds great, on 8 or maybe even a 7. I just finished a project on 11 with chenille (similiar thickness)…wishing I had used 10 instead, but still just as pretty.

I got 3 balls of the Ebony, and I am making my mom a beaded purse. I’m modifying a pattern I saw online. I love this yarn. It’s so soft, and I’m not normally a fan of plain garter stitch, but it looks so lovely in this yarn. However, you want to be careful not to knit too tightly, I can see how the yarn could easily break.


I bought some chenille thick and quick and I can NOT work with it. I don’t know why but if I knit loose stitches, so I can get the needle in, it turns out all lumpy and sloppy looking. I got about 10 inches in before I frogged it all. If I try to use regular tension stitches, I can’t get the second needle in, even if I move the loop down to the point. :crying: I really love the feel of this stuff and want to use it… can you give me some pointers, LisaD715?

[color=blue]Hi Lisa,
When I began using this suede yarn, I ended up frogging my project twice before I got it right. I love the feel of it. I’m making the LionBrand knitted backpack. It’s turning out really kool. It looks like suede. The pattern calls for 9 needles but I switched to 8. If I do another one I think I’ll do it on 7 needles. The smaller the guage, the more it looks like suede. Good luck. Glenda :XX: [/color]

can you share where you found your back pack pattern? Thanks! anne :sunny:

I got it off the LionBrand website. It’s one of their free patterns.

Aby, what sized needles are you using for the chenille? That likes a larger needle and it looks better with a little space in between. I made the wrap on 11’s but wished I had done 10’s (will for the next one). I DID find it hard to use at first, it does not like to move between my fingers, and it does not like frogging.

Ooh, I’m so glad to see this post, and the good reviews for Lion Brand’s Suede. Wal-Mart is my only yarn source within a hundred miles. Anything I don’t buy there must be ordered, and I really like to see yarn up close and feel it before the first time I use it.

I was thrilled last night to see that WM’s yarn dept is finally carrying a few different products than their norm, the Lion Brand Suede being one of them. I knew I’d have to come here first to see what other knitters think of it. :thumbsup:

Now I just have to come up with an idea of what to make with it. I’m thinking Mom…Christmas…but haven’t gotten anymore specific than that yet. :thinking:

Have you considered moving? I Know some great areas in Texas that have more places with great yarns…

Have you considered moving? I Know some great areas in Texas that have more places with great yarns…

Hmm…moving for the purpose of being near yarns…hmm… :thinking: It sounds about as good a reason as any I can think of. :thumbsup: