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Old 05-13-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Having trouble knitting with Lion brand Homespun..
I just can't get used to how Lion brand Homespun feels in my hands when I knit. The yarn is so nubby and knotty that it's hard to make the stitches. Am I the only one having trouble? I even switched to crochet but I'm still having trouble. Have to make a bunch of squares with this yarn for a charity baby blanket. Yikes, it's driving me nuts!

Thanks for your advice/help,

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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ummm, NO! you are not the only person who has problems with Lion Brand Homespun
If you have the time and energy...do a search..

personally, I find it a lot easier to crochet with, if I had to use if for something..
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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I hear home spun sucks.I have some but I haven't actually done anything with it. However I believe that homespun is made for bigger needles because it acts stupid on smaller ones. Try size 11 or so and up might help
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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yeah, bigger needles, at least a size 10 should work ok. it does take some getting used to as it is so loosely spun and that little thread around it can be troublesome. but i love the way finished objects are so *cushy*--have made 3 afghans from it for daughter and grandkids and they snuggle under them quite happily. linknit41
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:48 PM   #5
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I hate the stuff, and would never buy it again at any price.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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It's awful to work with. People always fall for the colors but doesn't show stitches well, it splits, it's difficult to use.
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Such pretty colors.
Such nasty yarn.
Such a pity.
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I think linknit41 and I are in the minority. I also love the end product and don't have any real trouble knitting with it. I made two small baby blankets with it and it washed up nice, too.

It does tend to split and I had a harder time with it when I was using fairly "dull" needles. I just got my options and that made a world of difference. I pretty much have only done garter stitch with it.

I just made 3 little purses with it and they're adorable; 2 with size 8 or 9 and one with size 4 needles. I think that the sharper, pointier needle made a big difference and is much better with this yarn.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
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It has beautiful colors and is nice and soft, but it's a pain to knit with. I tried it once and would never use it again. Besides being a pain to knit with I'm not a huge fan of any yarn that hides my stitches. Knit stitches are pretty small and it takes a long time so I want my beautiful stitches to show so I stick to smoother yarn!
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I find it knits better if you use size 11s and keep a loose tension in your hands.
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