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Old 02-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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What is your opinion of homespun? I used it to make a baby blanket from the lion brand website and the yarn kept bunching up on me! But the blanket is almost done...just the border left now...so tell me, what do you think?
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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I've made several projects using Homespun: a keyhole scarf, and two hats. They've worked out fine, but none of them are blanket size.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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The yarn does bunch up, but can be minimized if you use larger needles - 11 and up, and keep a loose tension.
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I crocheted a large afghan with it -- using a fairly large hook -- and I thought it was wonderful to work with. I do work with my yarn loosely -- both crocheting and knitting -- and it worked up very fast for me!

I had several skeins left over and I'm working on a throw for myself.

I'm not sure how it works with knitting; I just felt like throwing in my two cents.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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I love how it feels in the finished project, and when using larger needles or hooks have not had any problem with bunching. But if I try to use a smaller needle or hook, I have no end of troubles. Talk about a major headache.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Then just always use the larger size with. You can follow a pattern written for size 9 or 10, but use size 11. If it's an afghan or scarf, don't CO as many sts; if it's a sweater, make a smaller size.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
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I've used it for scarves and loved it. It knits fast and feels great, so soft! And I love the way it looks, even just in garter stitch
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I've used it once. I think it's evil.
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To me honest, if the only yarn available was Homespun, I'd become a painter.
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