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Yarn Review: Lion Brand Mandala

Long time, no post! Sorry that I've been away. I'm currently visiting family in Indiana. I've finally got another review for you. This time it's another of the popular cake yarns: Lion Brand Mandala.

Stats:
Mandala is a 100% acrylic, light (3) weight yarn. It comes in cakes of 590 yards.

Price & Availability - 3/5
Mandala can be found from $4.97 to $7.99 per cake. It can be found at Walmart (for $4.97) and on the Lion Brand website. However, right now it is sold out on the website until at least January 2018! Until then, check your local Walmart to see if you can pick some up, and at a cheaper price!

Softness & Drape - 5/5
Mandala is very soft for an acrylic yarn. Its light weight gives it an excellent drape for garments, setting it apart from other cake yarns.

Look & Colors - 5/5
Mandala is a self-striping yarn with 16 colorways. Each colorway has several beautiful shades. The color changes are a bit slower than the abrupt color changes of Caron Cakes or Premi…

Yarn Review: Red Heart Super Saver

Good morning everyone! Today I'm reviewing a yarn that is a staple in many fiber artists' work. You either love it or hate it: Red Heart Super Saver.
Stats - 
Red Heart Super Saver is a medium (4) weight, 100% acrylic yarn. It comes in skeins of 364 yards for solids, 236 yards for prints, 482 yards for ombre, and 482-744 for jumbo skeins.

Price & Availability - 5/5
Super Saver can be found in many stores, including Walmart and most big box yarn stores, and in several places online, from Amazon to the Red Heart website. For regular 364 yard skeins, prices range from $2.88 at Walmart all the way up to $4.49 at Red Heart. For everyday value, Walmart is probably the best place to buy, but they may not carry all the colorways and varieties.

Softness & Drape - 2/5
RHSS is notorious for sometimes being rough and scratchy. Some colorways are rougher and stiffer than others, and some are fine. Variegated colorways tend to be softer than the solids. Super Saver does soften over tim…