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Old 06-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #11
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Do the whole thing with a larger hook, extra large on the chain.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:20 AM   #12
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I bought some of the suede yarn and I am glad they fazed it out !!! I made an hat and scarf and it was slow to start with but if you broke the yarn which is thread covered with the soft suede stuff it stunk. If the homespun is anything like it thanks for the heads up. I do like their woolease yarn.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:42 AM   #13
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I have crocheted a pair of slippers with Homespun and didn't have any problems. It's a very nice yarn. Much easier to crochet with than many novelty yarns. However I can see how a tight crocheter can have problems.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Becky Morgan View Post
You really have to crochet loosely and/or work a pattern where you go between instead of into stitches, as April pointed out above. It's waaaay easier to knit with. I happen to love the stuff, but I found out you can't yank it tight or the thread that holds all the "roving" will break and so will the rest of the yarn.
Am I the only one who doesn't have problems with this yarn? LOL

I have to say that my pattern is something like this, though. I don't know the proper crocheting terminology so I should probably just take a picture, but I do grab the entire "chain" instead of trying to dig into the individual loops, so maybe that is why it is going so well for me.

I'll try to take a picture to post; this topic comes up a lot anyway and I'm a bit of a showoff.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:32 PM   #15
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I stopped using Homespun! It has the most beautiful colors, but is impossible to work with. I don't understand why Lion Brand doesn't know this!!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by cmhoover1 View Post
I stopped using Homespun! It has the most beautiful colors, but is impossible to work with. I don't understand why Lion Brand doesn't know this!!!
Seriously why do they keep making this stuff?
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:52 PM   #17
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I just read the threads on Homespun yarn. I found 8 hanks in Goodwill for $4. What a find, so I thought.
Found a shawl on Lion's free patterns. With an "N" hook I tried a few times and no luck. Could not see where the chains were. Tried knitting with a size 13 ndl. not much better. I will put it away for awhile. Maybe someday I will use it or donate it.

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