Originally Posted by lgoddard
I need to do another prayer shawl and do not want to use Home Spun again. As many of you know it is not the greatest yarn to work with but I do like the various choice of colors and of course they are varigated which make the shawl so pretty. I know I can change to any different yarn I want but would like to know if anyone knows of other yarns of that weight that are varigated like Home Spun?
Thanks for any suggestions, Lisa
My absolute favorite is Hobby Lobby Epais.
Soft, pretty, the same thickness as Home Spun without being as hard to work with and economical! ...especially if you buy it with a HL coupon. Regular price is about $18. But I've never paid full price for it!14oz, 393 yards. I don't think I've ever paid more than $10 for a skein.
I wish I could show you...but, for some reason I haven't been able to post pictures lately. But, if you're on Ravelry, do a search on projects with this yarn and you can see how it looks. Also, if you go to HL and look at the label, it really does work up the way it shows. The colors blend into each other as you go along and makes a really nice pattern.
I've done 5 or 6 shawls and a few lap rugs with it and have had nothing but raves...my sister loved hers so much that she "stole" 2 others I had dones to use in her photography studio. She keeps one in her baby carriage for shoots.....the one I gave her she wears and she is very picky with things that are near her neck...it has to be soft or she just won't wear it.
Give it a shot and let me know if you love it as much as I do.