Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
Ginnyb
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 396
Thanks: 169
Thanked 71 Times in 70 Posts
Lion Brand Homespun
Has anyone used this yarn. I just bought some and started a prayer shawl, but Idon't know if it is me tonight or what, but I do not like this yarn. Has anyone else tried it and what did you think? I think I am going to take it back to the store. It just feels "icky" and splits and just am not having fun.
Ginny
Ginnyb is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-25-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
I hate it, hate it, hate it.

Some people like it and say that if you use it with larger needles it helps with some of the problems.

I agree that it feels icky and isn't worth knitting with.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
dustinac
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
dustinac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mountaineer knitter in Buckeye country
Posts: 9,817
Thanks: 2,489
Thanked 4,204 Times in 2,997 Posts
I don't care for it either...the colors are so pretty too...now my mom likes it and makes prayers shawls...she uses large needles or she crochets which finds even easier...
__________________


A Mountaineer Knitter's Blog
dustinac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
vaknitter
Working the Gusset
 
vaknitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 1,620
Thanks: 409
Thanked 424 Times in 388 Posts
I've made 4 prayers shawls with it and don't mind it too much. It's certainly not the greatest yarn (hence the price) but it does come in beautiful washable colors. I always wash and dry the shawls before having them blessed and they seem to wash well.
Sorry you're not liking it....
vaknitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 10:58 PM   #5
mwhite
Instepping Out
 
mwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 2,559
Thanks: 1,000
Thanked 919 Times in 805 Posts
I've used it, kinda splitty and you'll have fibers that want to cling, sometimes get hung on the needles between sts. It's soft but take your time with it and you should be able to use it. I agree that the larger(over 10.5) needles help.
__________________
Mary
custoMaryevents
I'm MWhite on Ravelry, too...add me to your friends
mwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 11:01 PM   #6
LilHuskiesFootBallMom
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gloversville, NY
Posts: 736
Thanks: 91
Thanked 166 Times in 136 Posts
Send a message via AIM to LilHuskiesFootBallMom Send a message via Yahoo to LilHuskiesFootBallMom
I don't like it. I have some that broke while i was knitting it... it's looking a lot like a a rug with a simple garter stitch for the shawl...
LilHuskiesFootBallMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 11:09 PM   #7
G J
Instepping Out
 
G J's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,022
Thanks: 1,144
Thanked 1,960 Times in 862 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to G J
I'm not fond of it, either. It pills really badly after just a few wearings.
__________________
Gina
GinaKnits
G J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #8
Cynamar
Working the Gusset
 
Cynamar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 254
Thanked 393 Times in 371 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Cynamar Send a message via Yahoo to Cynamar
Prayer shawls probably don't get washed as often as sweaters or baby clothes so it's probably just fine for them as long as you like working with it.
__________________
Cyndi

While there's tea there's hope. - Sir Arthur Pinero


My KH Blog Thread

My Blog
Cynamar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #9
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
It's okay if you use size 11s and a loose tension. You do have to watch not getting a needle point stuck in the thread that wraps the yarn.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
suewoz
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 78
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
I used it with some fake fur yarn for a scarf and it was not bad, but then i tried it for a baby afghan and I hated it. I have some left and it just sits there because I don't like the way the yarn frays and I think it is difficult to work with.
suewoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lion Brand Homespun - a question GrumpyGramma General Knitting 44 03-06-2012 10:32 PM
Lion Brand Homespun Substitution 2sweetgirls38 General Knitting 8 01-17-2008 09:13 PM
Substitute for Lion brand Homespun? redheadrachel General Knitting 2 07-14-2007 08:35 AM
need Lion Brand Homespun vaknitter Buy/Sell/Swap 6 05-28-2007 12:54 AM
Lion Brand Homespun Ruby General Knitting 41 05-06-2006 09:00 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 PM.