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Vanna's Choice vs. Vanna's Choice Baby
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May 14, 2013 10:10:45   #
red lion
 
Is there any difference in these two? Want to do a baby afghan and when I looked at these two they seem the same. Has anyone used V C Baby?
 
May 14, 2013 10:15:28   #
DottieH
 
Hi, wondered that myself!, Possible the,baby is softer??? Maybe the color offerings??? I've used, and enjoyed both!
May 14, 2013 10:18:46   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
The only differance I could see, is the baby says it is all 100% premium acrylic, and the 'choice' says there may be rayon and small amont of other. Weight is the same. They may be referring to the colors.
May 14, 2013 11:42:30   #
galaxycraft (a regular here)
 
Baby is softer than Choice, though they are the same weight.
They work well together in a project, so you can utilize the colors of both.

http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/vannasChoiceBaby.html
http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/vannaschoice.html
May 15, 2013 08:48:54   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
I have used both of these yarns and the only difference is the colors. The "baby" yarns are typically baby colors.

I have used them together many times in projects and they are identical.

Like Linda said... they are both made of "100% premium acrylic" but SOME of the Vanna's colors have some small amounts of other fibers added.... I suspect this is for the flecked or variegated colors of the Vanna's Choice.
May 15, 2013 10:32:10   #
Cindy M
 
I don't like Lion brand yarns because they split while you're working with them. Vanna's Choice is especially guilty of this.
 
May 15, 2013 10:35:40   #
Bride in '59
 
I just made the Cottage Creations Rambling Rows afghan, baby size for my great grandchild due in July. I used up what I had of Vanna`s Choice, both regular and baby. It all went together fine and I could see no difference. I used 5 colors.
May 15, 2013 11:43:10   #
Woolywarmer
 
Different techniques...I have found that Lion Brand Vanna's Choice is the only yarn that doesn't split on me. Go figure.
Cindy M wrote:
I don't like Lion brand yarns because they split while you're working with them. Vanna's Choice is especially guilty of this.
May 15, 2013 11:46:25   #
jmf6406 (a regular here)
 
I just finished the Ruffled Shrug free pattern from the Lion website which uses Vanna's Choice. I didn't have a problem with splitting. I did use bamboo needles, so maybe that is it? The yarn worked up wonderfully, I thought.
May 15, 2013 14:16:54   #
Woolywarmer
 
I use Hiya Hiya Steel. Love them.

jmf6406 wrote:
I just finished the Ruffled Shrug free pattern from the Lion website which uses Vanna's Choice. I didn't have a problem with splitting. I did use bamboo needles, so maybe that is it? The yarn worked up wonderfully, I thought.
May 15, 2013 14:57:47   #
cgthomps
 
Cindy M wrote:
I don't like Lion brand yarns because they split while you're working with them. Vanna's Choice is especially guilty of this.


Wow, I have not had this issue with Vanna's yarns either and I use them alot...both Baby and Choice. I am currently making my first knitted sweater with Choice and it is working beautifully, thankfully! :-D
 
May 15, 2013 15:08:49   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
I haven't had any splitting nor ANY problems with the Vannas Choice or The baby one either. Perhaps a too sharp needle or a "bad batch"?! That is really odd... I love the stuff!
Used Vanna's Choice for this sweater I knitted recently and it was wonderful to use and LOOKS like I used much more expensive yarn in my opinion

This little sweater was made with Vanna's Choice as well and looks like wool, don't you think?

May 15, 2013 15:45:34   #
Woolywarmer
 
I wish there was a "like" button.
AmyKnits wrote:
I haven't had any splitting nor ANY problems with the Vannas Choice or The baby one either. Perhaps a too sharp needle or a "bad batch"?! That is really odd... I love the stuff!


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