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Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: January 27, 2009 11:50AM

I also dislike Homespun, not because of its construction, but because it has a very unpleasant hand to me. Every stitch stirs "fingernails on the blackboard" sensations.

As far as I'm concerned, knitting and crocheting should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. I can't imagine completing a project, (except perhaps something very small - a hat maybe) especially an entire sweater, if I found the experience unpleasant. Life is far too short to finish all the enjoyable projects one might tackle.

As KT says, the novel look of this yarn is its appeal. Like all yarns, you can substitute another yarn for it as long as you get the same gauge and are satisfied with the look and drape of the garment. Unfortunately, that can take a bit of experimentation. Perhaps a mixture of a couple of weights of flat yarn in colors which appeal to you would work. It won't have the same texture, but you could get a nice tweed effect. If you don't like the idea of working with two strands, then a heavier yarn would make a good substitute.

Subject Written By Posted
  Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Lee 01/25/2009 05:55PM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn KT 01/25/2009 10:50PM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Lee 01/26/2009 12:12AM
  Re: About Homespun Yarn clover04750 01/25/2009 11:42PM
  Re: About Homespun Yarn Lee 01/26/2009 12:13AM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn jeanette 01/27/2009 11:01AM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Harliquinn 01/27/2009 08:19PM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Alex 01/27/2009 11:50AM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn craftsman 01/27/2009 12:47PM
  Re: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Lee 01/28/2009 09:00PM

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