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Lion Brand Yarn 790-404C Homespun Yarn, Lagoon
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- Homespun is a uniquely textured yarn that works up quickly and easily; From shawls to sweaters to throws
- 98-Percent Acrylic, 2-Percent Polyester
- With solids, heathers, and beautiful self-striping "painterly" colors, Homespun comes in gorgeous shades you'll love
- Machine wash; Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F
- Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn; 6-Ounce (170 g), 185 yd (169 m); Each skein measures approximately 10 by 3 by 3-Inch
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Top Customer Reviews
The yarn is soft right out of the skein. The colors are rich. The projects always turn out beautifully. The only problem with it is the ends unravel. Do not use it in a fringe or anywhere else the ends will be exposed. I've read once that the ends of Homespun yarn needs to be knotted to make the fringe, but I think that looks awful, too.
+ soft and silky to touch
+ bulky weight makes quick projects
+ gorgeous colors
- difficult to see stitches, not recommended for beginners
- exposed ends unravel
I think this is a very nice yarn. The only reason I don't use it more often is that it's so popular that people recognize it the minute they see it. I like my yarn to be a little more mysterious. Regardless, it makes beautiful afghans.
UPDATE: Try combining this with Homespun Golden, Chili, Russet, Bourbon, Apple Green, Herb Garden and Wild Fire. It's colorful, but looks great together.
The downside is that it does take a little getting used to. Because of it's slippery soft texture and loosely wound fibers it can be difficult to see the spaces where you want to insert your needle or hook. Having said that, you do become accustomed to "feeling" where the appropriate space is. But for those who are perfectionists and/or need to count stitches exactly it can be a bit of a challenge. This is particularly true of the darker colors which make it even harder to see. I do know experienced knitters who dislike using it for those reasons.
The only other thing I would say is, shop around for the price. $10.00+ for a skein is extremely expensive for this yarn. It is widely available in craft stores, department stores, and other places on the web. Basically, although it says "free shipping", you are paying anywhere from $4.- $6. extra per skein by buying it from amazon at these prices.
The yarn gets a 4 star review from me for its general appearance when made into garments. It gets a 2-3 for ease of use, and a 1 for value at this price. I was on the fence about giving it a 2 or 3 score, but as I see the other review doesn't take any of the negatives into consideration, I went with the 2.
However, every once in a while (and this happened the first time I ever worked with it), you end up with a bad skein. It will bunch up while you're working with it. If you try to un-bunch it, it will eventually break. NOT good.
So, use this yarn happily, and enjoy your finished product, but be forewarned: sometimes Lion Homespun can be evil.
1. Interesting texture, thick, and super soft
2. I'm OBSESSED with the colors. I can't get enough. They have 3 different types of colors; painterly, heathered, and multi-tweed. My favorite is the painterly colors (such as painted desert), which gradually change and are absolutely gorgeous!
3. I personally don't like complicated patterns. Because of the texture and the changing colors, I can make something extremely simple and it still comes out beautiful.
4. Because of the thickness and texture, you can't see knots or any type of yarn changes (or most mistakes).
1. It can be difficult to work with compared to more conventional yarns. It is best to have a larger hook. I am currently working with an L hook, but I have made scarves with a J hook just fine. Because it is so loosely wound, you will get little strands caught up on your hook often no matter what hook you use. I just got used to it, no big deal.
2. The yarn will change thickness throughout the skein sometimes (I think especially with the painterly colors). It is minimum and you can't tell on your product, but it is somewhat worrisome when you get to the thinner part of the skein. It always works out though. The worst that can happen is it gets too thin and you just have to cut off the bad stuff and knot it back up where it is good again. Like I said above, you shouldn't be able to see it.
3. It is difficult to see your stitches. You should only plan to do simple patterns with this yarn. When I first started working with it, I had the hardest time keeping my edge even while making scarves.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this yarn frequently for projects, so the 2 stars is not for the yarn itself, but for the color of a particular skein. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Chloe H.
This is perfect yarn to knit shawls. They are fun to watch as you knit and see the colors change. They are very soft when finished.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love Homespun yarns! Have a niece that wanted Harley colors for her scarf I was making her so I used this color for the orange! She loved it!Published 22 days ago by Kandykane
This is my favorite yarn for making blankets. This blanket will be for my best friends step daughter's 5th birthday. Read morePublished 27 days ago by desiree smith
I love this yarn and the Fiesta is bright and beautiful. I have used the same type of yarn before in other colors. However, this time two of my skeins were defective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Pike
Ohhhhhh I do not like this stuff! For me, it was impossible to distinguish stitches when trying to crochet an intricate pattern. I ripped out and started over many times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SuziQzie