View Full Version : Homespun hat and scarf?
12-30-2005, 02:42 AM
I got 3 skeins of Homespun the other day because it was on sale. It's the beautiful red color, "candy apple"...I think. I really didnt' have a project in mind for this...but I loved the color..loL.
I'm thinking maybe a hat and scarf set. I don't like ANY of the patterns on the lion brand website for Homespun hats/scarves. I'd like it to be simple though, but preferably not garter stitch. Hmm, maybe I could do garter on the ends and stock. in the middle? I have no idea really....
If anyone has any suggestions, I need 'em! Or if you have another idea of what I can do with this....
Must work on decreasing stash!!
12-30-2005, 08:07 PM
I'd say go for the scarf and hat. I don't know much about homespun though(as in the texture, softness, and thickness of it), so I can really say much. I'd just make a hat and scarf with it, and if you have enough left over maybe make a set of matching gloves too?
But whenever it comes down to what to do with it, make the hat and scarf. ;)
12-31-2005, 05:18 PM
I'd make some pillows :thumbsup:
01-01-2006, 09:20 AM
I am making a scarf with Homespun right now. I tried it first in a simple basketweave stitch, but because of the yarn texture, the pattern didn't really show. So I just decided to cast on 17 sts (with size 9 needles) and do seed (moss) stitch. It looks pretty nice. I find the yarn hard to work with, though, and even though I love the softness and texture, I don't think I'll ever use it again after this. :XX:
01-01-2006, 07:15 PM
I just do a simple garter stitch with this yarn, usually on a size 13 needle. It just turns out to be an old fashioned scarf...I have done two of these for a friend at work...she loves the homespun!
01-02-2006, 05:04 PM
I just knitted a hat with the homespun yarn...I used this (http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt02.htm) pattern. It turned out great!
01-02-2006, 06:09 PM
I've knit a few scarves in homespun (no hats though) in two very easy patterns. One is a sideways one HERE (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2005/12/mans-scarf.html) and a HERE (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2005/12/blue-mans-scarf.html). The other was on the lionbrand site, so you have probably seen it. Here are the sideways ones side by side:
01-06-2006, 09:35 AM
Thanks everyone! I :heart: that hat and those scarves!
01-08-2006, 03:31 PM
I forgot to take pictures but I just did garter stitch with size 13 needles.....it was very effective and pretty.
01-12-2006, 01:34 PM
I knitted a few scarves with Homespun for Christmas presents. Using size 15 needles, and holding two strands of yarn together, I cast on 12 stitches, then knitted to my desired length in garter stitch, then cast off using sz 17's. I also added fringe to the ends.
There's no point in doing any fancy stitching, for, as KayeKnit said, it won't show.
I only made a hat to go with one of the scarves, but I made armwarmers out of the leftovers to go with one of the other scarves. I really like the hat Danielle did. :D