Monday March 13 9:34:41 PM PST
Versatile and fun this yarn has been very forgiving of my mistakes. It comes in a zillion colors, which is nice, and works up well. I love the afghan I made, I wear it around my shoulders when I work all the time.
Wednesday June 21 10:49:51 AM PST
Lion Brand Homespun yarn is the yarn that the Prayer shawl group of our church uses most of the time. It is the softest, lightest yarn and has so many beautiful colors. It is always received with so much joy by people who are ill and in need of something warm but not heavy, and also can always be made in their favorite color. We are so pleased with this yarn.
Saturday August 12 11:35:57 AM PST
This yarn does not wear well at all. It feels "synthetic" and is not very soft. It pills badly and does not hold up well in the wash. It's a good yarn to start out with, because it's cheap, but I wouldn't ever want to give anyone a gift made out of this stuff.
Wednesday August 16 9:20:33 PM PST
Last year, my daughter asked me to make her an afghan in black, gray and white to match her bedroom. Using a size Q crochet hook, I worked three strands of Homespun's Metropolis together at a time, chaining 88 on my foundation row and simply working single crochet back and forth. The effects were striking--something akin to a "marbled" look. I fringed it with Red Heart Black. It's one of her prized possessions!
Thursday September 7 5:21:04 PM PST
I bought Homespun 305 Modern and 3 other colors my grandson picked out for the afghan he wanted me to make for him. I worked on other projects and didn't knit during the hot summer. Now, as I am trying to finish this, I find I am 3 skeins short of the above mentioned color. If anyone has any they don't need, I'd be grateful to hear from you, since the color has been discontinued.
Carol Samson Foisy
Saturday September 9 1:50:46 AM PST
gangstaknitta, i agree with you. this stuff irritated my skin so much after a while - it felt like tiny fiberglass 'threads" were poling at my skin.
i hope that no one gives this to a baby. it is bery synthetic and plasticky.
Thursday September 14 1:09:12 PM PST
I agree with gangstaknitta and cecile. I couldn't stand the feeling on my fingers when working with this stuff and the hat and mittens did not hold up well to washing...
Saturday September 16 3:22:50 AM PST
Sadly I agree with gangstaknitta and the other two. Everytime I go into the store this yarn always attract me because it comes in fabulous colors but the feel on my hands is cheap so I refuse to buy it.
Monday November 6 3:58:08 PM PST
I used this for my first afghan... It was super easy to work with, and I actually liked the feel of the blanket when it was done... soft and warm.:) Maybe my skin just isnt as sensitive...
Tuesday December 26 6:23:54 PM PST
This yarn feels synthetic because, well, it is. I don't work with acrylics very often but this is one of my favorites because of the rich color and sheen. I wouldn't machine wash it because it does fuzz easily. But I knitted a gorgeous wrap for my mother and she loves it. For people who can tolerate acrylics, this yarn is suitable for wraps, throws, etc., but not garments directly on the skin.
Sunday April 22 12:56:57 PM PST
I've foung that loosly knitted projects feel so much softer than anything crocheted with this yarn but I always have problem weaving in the loose ends. They start to unravel and look so messy. Does anyone have any tips to keep this from happening?
Tuesday July 24 3:37:13 PM PST
Does feel synthetic at times, although it seems like different colors of homespun effect the yarn differently. Some skeins are really soft and silky, others really scratchy. For the price, usually under $4, it's not a bad deal. It has a beautiful look to it when it's knitted and has a soft halo of fuzz.
Tuesday October 16 11:26:08 PM PST
I am making an afghan for my brother - it requires double strand. I do not know where he purchased yarn but is Lion Brand #324 Blue Ridge - I ahve started the afghan and I think I will need 7 more. Does anyone have any leftover skeins I can buy from them? It is a blue and tan shade. You can email me email@example.com Thanks!!
Sunday November 11 2:17:04 PM PST
The only thing I've made with this yarn is scrarves, it's warm and when washed adds to the ruggedness. I have three in progess now and finished two the other day. I make them really long and with fringe. Works up fast. Great for gifts.
My niece crocheted up an afghan and it was nice and soft. I haven't seen it after many washings though.
Monday December 10 6:16:27 AM PST
I love this yarn! It is very soft and fluffs nicely for warmth. I have crocheted and also loom knitted it; it is very versatile. When woven in, the ends fluff up to stay hidden well. I don't wear wool, and this synthetic is easy to work with and to wear. My only problem is choosing a color from the beautiful range of shades.
Saturday December 22 9:59:02 PM PST
ick i DESPISE this yarn! it feels nasty and is the most synthetic u can get without being red heart supersaver...i hated knitting with it and the only reason i did knit with it was because my mother picked out that yarn for the hat i was making for her. i refuse to ever work with this atrocity ever AGAIN!