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Lion Brand Superwash Merino & Anya Merino Yarn

It’s common knowledge, I’m a sucker for a budget merino yarn. Today we’re going to shine the spotlight on Lion Brand’s Superwash Merino, from their LB Collection line of yarns.

Lion Brand caught my attention with their acrylic yarn, Jeans, and on more than one occasion I’ve passed the racks of Heartland in Joann Fabrics and had to stop and look at the beautiful colorways. Their Wool-Ease yarn is a go-to yarn in the budget yarn world, not to be outshined by Vanna’s Choice. With such a reputation, I had to give their merino yarn a try.

Load up the shopping cart! I bought 4 skeins of the Lion Brand Superwash Merino in colors Midnight Blue, Mustard, Wild Berry & Mahogany. In an effort to reach the dollar amount for free shipping, I thought I’d give another LB Collection yarn, Anya, a try too. I bought Anya in colorway Rose Tattoo.

Lion Brand Superwash Merino Yarn

Lion Brand’s LB Collection Superwash Merino yarn is listed as a dk or light worsted weight yarn. I would disagree with this and call it a sport weight. The plied goodness comes in 100g balls — 306 yards machine washable wool.

1 Skein Regular Price$8.99$0.03/yard
1 Skein w/ 40% Off Coupon$5.39$0.02/yard
ProjectReg. PriceSale Price
A Cowl (1 Skeins)$8.99$5.39
Small Sweater (4 skeins)$35.96$21.56
Large Sweater (7 skeins)$62.93$37.73

Hand Dyed Yarn – Lion Brand Anya 

The LB Collection Anya merino yarn is much thicker, at a worsted weight.  In each 100g skein you end up with 240 yards of S on S plied machine washable wool. I’m going to give you my usual price breakdown, including a sweater price, but please don’t make a sweater with a hand dyed yarn like this! We’re talking color vomit here people. Whether it’s Lion Brand, an indie dyer, Madeline Tosh, Malabrigo — I’m sorry, but your hand dyed skeins make sweaters that just scream handmade. IMHO they just don’t look as nice. End rant.

1 Skein Regular Price$13.99$0.06/yard
1 Skein w/ 40% Off Coupon$8.39$0.04/yard
ProjectReg. PriceSale Price
A Cowl (1 Skeins)$13.99$8.39
Small Sweater (4 skeins)$55.96‬$33.56‬
Large Sweater (7 skeins)$97.93$58.73

I have only ever seen this yarn available at, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great deal! offers coupons 40% off Yarns and Kits a few times a year and occasionally does bulk discount packs of various yarns. I highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter or following them of Facebook to keep an eye out for a great budget yarn price!