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diranasaurus
« on: July 07, 2008 04:20:22 PM »

I've been trying to use up the yarn I bought when I was a new knitter and hadn't experienced yarn from a real yarn shop.  Homespun is such a pain to work with once you realize most yarns don't worm or bunch up!





And my pattern notes, cross-posted from my blog:

Homespun Horrors Hat Pattern

Supplies:
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
US 10 circular needle
US 10 dpns
Stitch marker


CO 60 sts. Join in the round without twisting and place marker.

Knit approximately 6.5 inches

Decreases:
(change to dpns as needed)
1) *k8, k2tog. repeat to marker.
2) *k7, k2tog. repeat to marker.
3) *k6, k2tog. repeat to marker.
continue in this manner until only 4 sts remain. weave in ends.

Super easy and less than two hours for an adult sized hat!


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 05:43:08 PM »

I must be the only knitter in the world without a dire aversion to Lion Brand's Homespun yarn, and yes I have knitted with it a few times.  I have some here waiting for it to tell me what it wants to become.

With that said, the hats look great. I love the addition of the buttons on the one hat. 

Oh, I will still agree that many other yarns are more luxurious (thus more fun) to knit with.  I just haven't had the problems other people have had with Homespun.  Oh well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 05:57:33 PM »

I'm actually a crazy Homespun FAN. And I'm not a new knitter. I hate natural fibers, I guess.
These hats are crazy cool, though, and I'm going to try to make one!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 06:13:05 PM »

Heh, I'm knitting a scarf with Homespun and yes, it is a pain. It's too bad because I really like the way it's turning out.

Anyway, I love the hats! I think I'll make one with the leftovers.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 07:58:55 PM »

I must be the only knitter in the world without a dire aversion to Lion Brand's Homespun yarn, and yes I have knitted with it a few times.  I have some here waiting for it to tell me what it wants to become.

Honestly, the first few times I worked with Homespun I really enjoyed it.  I even read about how some knitters hated working with it because it always squnched up and I thought they were crazy because I hadn't had any problems with it.  Maybe, over time, I've come to knit differently?

I'm actually a crazy Homespun FAN. And I'm not a new knitter. I hate natural fibers, I guess.
These hats are crazy cool, though, and I'm going to try to make one!

Ha!  I wouldn't say you hate natural fibers--you might just be more patient with your yarns than I am. 

Heh, I'm knitting a scarf with Homespun and yes, it is a pain. It's too bad because I really like the way it's turning out.

Anyway, I love the hats! I think I'll make one with the leftovers.

Thanks for the compliment.  Smiley  These hats are perfect for leftovers... as long as the colors go together. (Not pictured is a child-sized hat I knit up with leftovers of the leftovers... it's not pretty, but it is functional.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 08:05:29 PM »

lol, I used Homespun all the time when I first began knitting too!  It is a pain to work with... you have to keep "scooting" that darn bunched up section throughout your whole skein.  Ugh.  The colors are gorgeous though.  Nice job on the hats.
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soozeq
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 08:48:01 AM »

Those look great. The trick to working with Homespun is use size 11 needles and keep a loose tension. It works then.
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