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Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Homespun bulky pattern help!!
So I'm making a table runner for my boyfriend and he bought the yarn for it. He got the homespun bulky weight. I have no idea how to make this more creative than stockinette or garter stitch. Anyone have any experiences or idea with this yarn that could maybe help!? thanks!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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That's about the best thing for a textured yarn. You could try a basket weave type st though - k5 p5 for 5 rows, then switch and p5 k5 for 5 rows. Or use k6 p6 for 6 rows. But a yarn like this looks best in a plain stitch.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing........most table runner patterns I've seen use stockinette stitch in the middle with a garter stitch border all the way around. It gives a nice "finished" look.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Yeah I started it and I'm just doing it all in garter stitch with a black border ... this yarn is awful though.. keeps falling apart and is unequal the whole way through.. I guess that's the way it's supposed to be though.. :\ I might end up starting over and doing stockinette in the middle gray area because the intarsia keeps me moving my balls of yarn around every row haha. plus I really dislike garter stitch. I think it's ugly (in my opinion)

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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It looks as if you're working with a yarn that has no "give" or "spring" to it. What brand of yarn/fiber content is this bulky stuff he brought home?

thx; always interested to learn about more yarns!

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #6
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It's Lion's homespun yarn. It's best worked on size 11 needles with a loose tension, btw.
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