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LaStrega
11-10-2006, 01:59 PM
Afternoon all! I am trying to make a scarf similar to this one:

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/raggedy_scarf1.html

But I want to use Lion Homespun yarn. Is it possible to just switch out the yarn on patterns, as long as they're the same weight? If not, does anyone know of a similar pattern that would work with Homespun? My mom loves this yarn, but wants something other than the run-of-the-mill garter stitch scarf. Thanks!

suzeeq
11-11-2006, 02:39 AM
Homespun can be a booger to work with, especially on a yo/drop yo pattern like this. If you have some to practice with, see if you can work with it. But yes, you can switch yarns if they're the same thickness.

sue

Shandeh
11-11-2006, 11:14 PM
I would think that Homespun would make this a VERY HEAVY scarf!

LaStrega
11-12-2006, 12:31 AM
Thanks for your replies...well, I guess it's back to the drawing board, then. My mom picked out the yarn, because she loved the colors and hates scratchy yarn. Hopefully I'll be able to find a pattern for it!

Shandeh
11-12-2006, 12:47 AM
You could do a ribbed scarf very easily with that yarn.

http://www.ballostringdesigns.com/free/knit/bensscarf.html
(it calls for two strands held together, but you could use one strand of Homespun)

http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm
http://www.figandplum.com/archives/000318.html
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pdf/sinfulribbedscarf.pdf
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/excerpt/0811835332-e1.html