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Old 01-14-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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I've knitted a few things with the Homespun yarn that calls for fringe. I don't care for the way the Homespun seems to fray. I know I can knot the ends or dip in a no-fray glue but I'm also told that some people think the unraveling adds to the beauty of the fringe. I'm just curious as to what everybody's preference is.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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I did one scarf with homespun w/a fringe and I hated it. It frayed but the fibers also came apart which made for a mess whenever I wore it. It was like pet hair that stuck to your clothes. I wouldn't recommend it!

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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I find I'm not a fringe person. I did make afghans with fringe and now wish I hadn't and I don't care for the fringe on a commercially made scarf I have either. I think it's a personal preference.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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I can't completely remember, but I think on the couple Homespun scarves I put fringe on I went through and tied a knot at the end of each strand after they were attached. It was tedious, but with the texture of the yard they didn't really show on the finished scarf. I do not recommend just leaving the fringe ends unfinished - as a previous poster mentioned the yarn frays badly, sheds and quickly looks very bad. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Mom made me a scarf last year from homespun and fringed it...she could tell that it was going to fray bad so she put clear finger nail polish on the hasn't frayed at all...

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Old 01-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
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I crocheted it. Just a chain stitch (about 10 or 15 depending on size of hook), attached to the knit stitches.
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I'm not a fan of fringe using Homespun myself. But I like the crocheting idea. I might try that.

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My lapghans are a mess. Fringe nightmare.
I use them only in our trailer on vacation.

Homespun also PILLS like crazy.

Too bad...cuz it starts out as such a lovely looking yarn!

Pills that look like bugs!
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I've made one scarf and two throw blankets with Homespun and I fringed all three projects (I knotted the end of each piece of fringe). I guess I just prefer fringe to no-fringe, lol.

After that last throw blanket, though, I pretty much hate Homespun. I kept finding tangles in the middle of the skeins and had to cut the yarn. It was sooo frustrating!

I have a bag of it in different colors and now I'm not sure what to do with it, lol. :D
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I made a twin sized blanket for my niece out of Homespun and her mom tells me that she loves it and that it washes well. I haven't heard anything about pilling, but it did unravel once and she reknotted the end and didn't have any more trouble. (No fringes though.)

I'm currently making a smaller thow out of the yarn I had left over (and I'm on the last skein but only half done! How did I manage to miscalculate twice?) and I haven't had any problems with it yet. However, I am crocheting it, not knitting it, and maybe that makes a difference as far as working with it? I love working with it!

This has been an interesting thread and I will have to be sure to ask my sister-in-law if they are still using that afghan. (It was my first -- and only -- that I ever finished. I've always been embarrassed to ask about it because I've been afraid it wouldn't hold up. I almost died when she told me she had to retie it!)
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