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Old 05-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #31
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I think with the 50s, you are supposed to use 3 or 4 strands. But you can try 3 with the 35s; I don't mind a looser tension, so I'd probably just do 2.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #32
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Something I ran into with this yarn: because it is curly when it comes out of the skein, and you are kinda 'knitting in' the curls, when a person wears a sweater made withit, the curls fall out (due to body heat and moisture), and the sweater stretches southward. Waaaay south. Like a size 10 becomes a size 24.

And, with time and use, it pills a lot.

But, it is a beautiful yarn, and wonderful to feel!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:20 PM   #33
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I have made a (crocheted) hat and a (knitted) scarf with the Homespun yarn. For the hat, I used a size N (9mm) hook and size 17 knitting needles for the scarf. I used 2 strands for the scarf. They both turned out beautiful!
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #34
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Every one has said it...but I thought I would say it too....it does suck...and I agree....the colours are really pretty...but I hated knitting with it...

Loose tension is a must...cause you just get little bunches along the whole project as you knit...and sewing things up...gah...what a pain the butt....

Yeah...who ever it was that said "I would never buy this, even on sale..." I concurr completely!
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I knit a hat in Homespun on 10.5 circs, and I do like the look in plain stockinette. What bothered me was all the bunching around the center string! I still have three skeins of the stuff, and I'm going to try a simple shawl pattern I found on the LB website...with *much* bigger needles!
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:14 PM   #36
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the items (afghans) I've made with Homespun yarn are mostly garter stitch, tho one was stockinette. It makes for kinda slow progress, but i'm a slow knitter anyway, i love the process of making stitch after stitch etc, so don't mind having to slow down -- plus the colors are reallly pretty! right now, it is so warm here in south Texas, i am making small projects,-- on needles now, a water bottle carrier. i made one before, but my dear granddaughter decided it should hold HER water bottle, not mine. then made another for her mom, and now am trying another for myself, just from acrylic leftovers.they are fun to make and useful also.linknit41
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some knitting friends of mine collaborated on a prayer shawl for me (of white Homespun) when my husband was having surgery. it's like a warm hug from them.linknit41
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Does take a little getting used to. I'm using it for the 3rd time and my biggest problem was not getting the right needle cleanly through the loop, so I find that a looser tension helps with that.

It's a very warm and snuggly yarn though. Hope you stick with it.
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Originally Posted by Crycket View Post
Every one has said it...but I thought I would say it too....it does suck...and I agree....the colours are really pretty...but I hated knitting with it...

Loose tension is a must...cause you just get little bunches along the whole project as you knit...and sewing things up...gah...what a pain the butt....

Yeah...who ever it was that said "I would never buy this, even on sale..." I concurr completely!
After my first project I would have agreed. I definitely don't love it and am only using it because DH got it for me, he likes to bring me home yarn but hasn't quite gotten the hang of what I like ..........but when I made my mom's Comfort Vest (in Rav projects page) and saw how warm and snuggly it was and how much she loved it, I changed my mind about it. Now am making a warm and snuggly garter stitch shawl.
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