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Old 11-30-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Homespun Yarn
I got some yarn on discount called I believe Homespun... in this candy apple colors of green. I think its the band, I saved it but saved a bunch of others...pretty sure this is it.

Well I have been trying without success to knit with this yarn. Its bumpy and stretchy and I seem to knit so tight with it its insane. I am usually a loose crafter. Or to guage. I tried the elongated stitch with it.. with a 7 8 9 and 10 and a half needle. I am assuming I need a bigger needle to do this.

I did the EL Stitch in some worsted to see the method and see it wraps and comes out in little bundles, but I cant get the same bundles to form with this...its soooo tight. I cant seem to make it looser, seems the elasticness of the yarn keeps it tight.

Any help?

Also... ever get a readlly bad skein of yarn with lots of knots and tie togethers.. meaning someone tied the uarn together.. Yes I started the skein right. But got this real expensive Boule bumpy yarn and it was a mess....had to make all these little balls to salvage it... not the same yarn as above.

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Old 11-30-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Use an 11 or 13 needles and it's best to use simple stitches with it. Stockinette, garter, rib, basketweave or a YO pattern.

Some yarns have a lot of knots in them, whether cheap or expensive. If there's more than about 3 in skein, contact the manufacturer about it (not the store you bought it from). They usually want to know about quality issues.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Many knitters find that although Homespun is pretty in the store, it's a beast to work with. I won't ever use it again.

Others, though, like it.

I guess it's a good thing that there are soooo many yarns out there to choose from.
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Glad I read this... I have been eyeing up homespun for quite some time... I may hold off on trying it for a bit!
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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ive used homespun. some. but i never used less than a US13 on it. it is pretty knitted up and washes and dries well. Just wouldnt use a small needle on it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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I used the homespun on a 10.5 needles I believe. I just did a scarf in a basket garter stitch. It turned out pretty but, I had to keep bunching it up in some spots cause it would un ravel..... hope that makes sense.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #7
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Homespun is sometimes easy to use. Other times, it gets tangled on itself and just will not straighten back out. I only rarely use it, and usually hold another yarn together with it, to help keep it in line.
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